Cardinal sports by the numbers – Nov. 2

— By Donny Nadeau,

Sports Information Director —


WINONA, Minn. — It’s Monday morning, and time to take one final look back at the highlights of the week that was — by the numbers.

1×2: Connor Langfield (Rosemount, Minn.) and Jamie Henderson (Madison, Wis.) scored the first goals of the season for the Saint Mary’s men’s and women’s hockey teams, respectively, last Friday. Langfield’s goal came at 10:07 of the second period in the Cardinals’ 5-4 loss to Gustavus, while Henderson found the back of the net 11:33 into the opening period of Saint Mary’s 5-2 win over UW-Superior

1-2: Erika Thiel (Burr Ridge, Ill.) and Allie Thiel (Burr Ridge, Ill.) highlighted the Cardinal women’s cross country team’s 12th-place showing at last Saturday’s MIAC Championships. Erika, the younger Thiel—appearing in her first collegiate conference championships—posted a team-best 6K time of 25:16 to finish 59th, while Allie, the elder Theil—making her final MIAC Championships appearance—was close behind, stopping the clock in 25:49 to place 73rd.

1/2/8: Goalkeeper Evan Claffy (Joliet, Ill.) closed out his Cardinal men’s soccer career ranking No. 1 in ties in a season (3), No. 2 in ties in career (4), and No. 8 in shutouts in a career (5).

2: Jane Hannula (Coon Rapids, Minn.) scored a pair of goals for the Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team in its 5-2 win over UW-Superior last Friday. The two goal effort was Hannula’s first multiple-goal game since netting a pair of goals against St. Olaf on Jan. 31, 2014.

3: The Cardinal men’s soccer team’s three goals in their season-ending 3-0 win over Finlandia last Sunday all came from seniors—Ryan Geidner (Antioch, Ill.), Fernando Camacho (Chicago, Ill.) and Joe Bosco (Elk Grove Village, Ill.).

3: With a win over Concordia in their MIAC Playoff opener, the Cardinal volleyball team would reach the 20-win plateau for the third consecutive season and the eighth time under coach Mike Lester.

4: With their 5-2 win over UW-Superior, the Cardinal women’s hockey team snapped a four-game winless streak (0-3-1) in season-openers.

5: The Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team scored five goals in its season-opening 5-2 win over UW-Superior last Friday. It was the Cardinals’ highest offensive output since netting five goals in a 5-3 win over Hamline on Feb. 23, 2014.

6: Six members of the Cardinal women’s soccer team— Viv Johnson (Omaha, Neb.), Bri Ashmore (Westminster, Colo.), Kelli Harstad (Hampton, Minn.), Emily Donohoue (Centennial, Colo.), Caroline Blackwood (Norwalk, Ohio), and Katie Slaght (Marshall, Mich.)—played their final game in a Cardinal uniform in Saint Mary’s x-x loss to Carleton last Saturday.

6: Caroline Blackwood collected her team-leading sixth assist of the season on Kelli Harstad’s (Hampton, Minn.) goal in the Cardinal women’s soccer team’s season-ending loss to Carleton last Saturday.

9: The Cardinal men’s hockey team’s nine goals in their two games at the MIAC Hockey Showcase last weekend came from nine different players.


Men's hockey


12: Last Sunday’s 3-0 season-ending win over Finlandia was the final collegiate game for Cardinal men’s soccer players Evan Claffy (Joliet, Ill.), Kareem Rassas (Lake in the Hills, Ill.), Bret Bluhm (Saint Clair, Mich.), Mike Tabar (Skokie, Ill.), Andrew Jaworski (Racine, Wis.), Carlos Hernandez (Cicero, Ill.), Fernando Camacho (Chicago, Ill.), Joe Bosco (Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Ryan Geidner (Antioch, Ill.), Cody Balogh (Batavia, Ill.), Trevor Rottinghaus (La Porte City, Iowa), and Christian Brito (Chicago, Ill.).

16: Jovan Newsum (Glendale Heights, Ill.) clocked an eight-kilometer time of 26:45 to place 16th overall and earn honorable-mention All-MIAC honors. Newsum’s 16-place showing helped the Cardinal men’s cross country team to an eighth-place finish at last Saturday’s MIAC Championships.


Jovan Newsum - Cross Country


18: Lex Krogstad (Chicago, Ill.) recorded a team-high 18 digs in the Cardinal volleyball team’s loss to MIAC regular-season champion Gustavus last Saturday. Krogstad has recorded 10 or more digs in 23 of the Cardinals’ 28 matches—including 19 of the last 20.

18: Aubrie Cornell (Columbia, Mo.) made her 18th consecutive start in goal for the Cardinal women’s soccer team last Saturday. Cornell closed out the season having made 118 saves—including a season-high 12 against Macalester on Oct. 13.

21: Macki Fadness (Eau Claire, Wis.)—who collected 15 kills against Carleton last Wednesday—has now recorded 10 or more kills in 21 of the Cardinals’ 28 matches.

72: Cody Balogh (Batavia, Ill.) appeared in all 72 games during his four years with the Cardinal men’s soccer team, tying him for the top spot all-time in career games played.

79: Marah Shields (Milford, Mich.) recorded a school-record 79 saves in the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s 2-0 loss to UW-Superior on Oct. 31. The 79-save effort is 24 saves more than the previous record of 55, set by Nikki Jung against Gustavus on Jan. 21, 2005. Shields equaled the previous record through the first two periods vs. UW-Superior, before adding 24 more saves in the game’s final 20 minutes.


Saint Mary's Sports

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