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ISSUE 118 VOL 7 PUBLISHED 11/5/2004

Sports

One-two punch ends title drought: Fulton, Richards lead men to first conference win since 76

Anticipation and anxieties ran high last week as the St. Olaf mens cross country team headed into the MIAC championships. The Oct. 30 race was an opportunity for the Oles to accomplish something they had not done in 28 years  win a conference title. The fact that longtime rival Carleton was the other main title contender only added to the tension and suspense.

Oles stun Johnnies

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but under the right circumstances, a facial expression is worth oh-so-much more.

Bittersweet playoff: Scots upset men in first match

Despite turning in their strongest performance in years by capturing a share of the MIAC conference championship, the second-seeded St. Olaf mens soccer team fell to third-ranked Macalester 2-0 Tuesday in the first round of the MIAC playoffs. The loss was a difficult end to a spectacular season in which the men captured their first conference title since 1998.

The new-look NBA?

After winning the NBA title in 2003-2004, the Detroit Pistons are out to prove, yet again, that defense really does win championships. Last year's Pistons employed a scrappy and aggressive style of play to overcome the offensive-minded Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. In a league known for the high-flying dunks of Kevin Garnett and Vince Carter, as well as the smooth shooting of Peja Stojakovic and Steve Nash, the fact that the Pistons used their defense to secure the championship is quite remarkable.

Greener pastures ahead

Como Golf Course in St. Paul played host to 12 womens cross country teams for the MIAC conference championships this past weekend. The St. Olaf women once again proved they are a force to be reckoned with, charging their way to a fourth place finish.

Ladies lose in shootout

Although the St. Olaf womens soccer team came up short against Concordia Wednesday in the opening round of the MIAC playoffs, the Oles proved they belonged among the leagues elite.

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