After winning three matches in their Feb. 18 match against Division II St. Cloud State, St. Olaf expected to beat St. Marys, though their margin of victory confirms their status as MIAC contenders.
The Oles played well in their 2004 season, accumulating an overall record of 17-8 while placing sixth in MIAC regular season standings. According to team members, a mix of tenacity and senior leadership should help them put pressure on MIAC foes.
Its great to have so many seniors on our roster because they know the other players and teams, Krista Germeroth 07 said. They are really competitive.
Though the team is currently focused on its next match against Hamline a match the team is expected to win players are already excited to meet St. Thomas the following weekend.
Its always fun to play St. Thomas, Germeroth said. Were never expected to win, which makes our team all the more intense.
Despite the Oles' strong start in conference play, Gustavus is the runaway favorite to win their 14th consecutive conference crown. The Gusties have already dispatched a pair of Division II squads this season.
The ladies next take the court at home against Hamline March 4 at 6 p.m.