Cardinal sports by the numbers – Nov. 16

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.

3: Jay Heinle (York, Pa.) recorded his first collegiate hat trick in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 10-2 rout of Bethel last Friday. Heinle was one of three Saint Mary’s players with multiple-goal games vs. the Royals—Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) and Chad Cesarz (Jackson, Mich.) each scored twice Friday.


Men's hockey vs. Bethel

The men’s hockey team earned a 10-2 victory over Bethel on Nov. 13.
Photo by Kayleigh Kloncz

3: The Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team’s three goals against Bethel last weekend came from three different players—Katie LeTourneau (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Jesse Cwik (Chicago, Ill.) netted the Cardinals’ goals in last Friday’s 4-2 loss to Bethel, while McKenna Parent (Anoka, Minn.) scored Saint Mary’s goal in last Saturday’s 1-1 tie.

3/5: Jared Johnson (Hartland, Wis.) posted his first collegiate hat trick—and first career five-point game—in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 9-1 win over Bethel last Saturday. Johnson’s five-point effort vs. Bethel was the most by a Cardinal player since Mike Glaesmer and Morgan Shepherd each recorded five points against Concordia on Sept. 7, 2007.

4: The Cardinal men’s basketball team boasted four players scoring in double figures vs. Crossroads last Friday. Quashingm Smith-Pugh led the way with a game-high 15 points, while Connor Kaiser (Rockland, Wis. / 14), Mark Schumacher (Perham, Minn. / 13), and Kai Endahl (Mendota Heights, Minn. / 12) also finished with 10 or more points in the 83-66 victory.

4: Grace VanBeest (Flossmoor, Ill.) and Reese Galewski (Winona, Minn.) teamed up for four top 10 finishes in leading the Cardinal women’s swimming and diving team to a sixth place finish at the Macalester Roger Ahlman Invitational last Saturday, while Joe Tonda (St. Paul, Minn.) and Lukas Rukavina (Winona, Minn.) guided the Saint Mary’s men to fifth with four top-10 efforts.

4: With their sweep of Bethel last weekend, the Cardinal men’s hockey team pushed their winning streak to three straight—and their unbeaten string to four in a row (3-0-1).

5: Last Sunday’s contest at NCAA Division I Nebraska-Omaha was the first of five straight road games for the Cardinals, who do not return home until Dec. 5, when they entertain Macalester in a 1 p.m. MIAC contest.

6: Grace VanBeest (Flossmoor, Ill.) posted the Saint Mary’s women’s swimming and diving team’s top place finish with a sixth-place effort in the 200 breaststroke (2:38.55), while Lukas Rukavina (Winona, Minn.) recorded a sixth-place time of 57.50 in the 100 butterfly to pace the Cardinal men.

7: Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.) boasted a team-high seven points (2 G, 5 A) in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 10-2, 9-1 sweep of Bethel last weekend—one more than Jared Johnson (Hartland, Wis. / 3 G, 3 A) and Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn. / 3 G, 3 A).

10/19: The Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 10 goals against Bethel in last Friday’s 10-2 victory were the most since netting 11 against Aurora on Dec. 6, 2014—and the most in a conference game since scoring 14 against Concordia on Dec. 7, 2007. The Cardinals’ combined 19 goals in last weekend’s sweep of the Royals were the most since scoring 21 in 14-3 and 7-2 victories over Concordia on Dec. 7-8, 2007.

13: Will Swiggum (St. Charles, Minn.) recorded a team-best 13 rebounds for the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team vs. Crossroads last Friday—including 12 on the defensive end. Swiggum’s 13-rebound showing was just one shy of his collegiate best.

15/12: Quashingm Smith-Pugh (St. Paul, Minn.) made an impressive Cardinal debut in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 83-66 win against Crossroads last Friday, knocking down 5 of 9 field goals and adding a 5-for-8 showing from the free throw line en route to his game-high 15-point effort. Smith-Pugh followed that up with a team-best 12 points against Nebraska-Omaha two days later.


Men's basketball vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha

Quashingm Smith-Pugh scored a team-best 12 points against Nebraska-Omaha
Photo by Kimberly Bailny

17: Emma Schaefer (Roseville, Minn.) scored a team-high 17 points in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s exhibition loss to NCAA Division II Winona State last Saturday. Schaefer was one of three Cardinals to score in double figures vs. the Warriors—Brigette Audette (Big Lake, Minn.) chipped in 16 points and Alexa Huisman (Adrian, Minn.) added 14.

24:28: There certainly were no first-time jitters for Erika Thiel—competing in her first NCAA regional meet—who clocked a career-best six-kilometer time of 24:28 to lead the way for the Cardinal women’s cross country team at last Saturday’s NCAA Central Regional.

27: The Saint Mary’s women’s cross country team, behind the efforts of Erika Thiel and sister Allie Thiel (Burr Ridge, Ill.), placed 27th at the season-ending NCAA Central Regional last Saturday. Erika Thiel—competing in her first NCAA regional meet—clocked a career-best six-kilometer time of 24:28 to lead the way for the Cardinals, while Allie Thiel was the second Cardinal across the finish line, adding a 26:16 effort in her final collegiate meet.

29: Tori Herrmann (Elk River, Minn.) recorded 29 saves for the Cardinal women’s hockey team against Bethel last Saturday and leads the team with a 1.44 goals-against-average and .956 save percentage.


Women's hockey vs. Bethel

The Cardinal battled the Royals to a 1 – 1 overtime tie on Nov. 14
Photo by Chris Ebert

46: Jovan Newsum (Glendale Heights, Ill.)—who became the first male runner in program history to compete in the NCAA National Championships a year ago—posted a near-repeat of his honorable-mention all-conference 26:45 8K performance at the MIAC Championships two weeks ago, stopping the clock in 26:48 en route to his 46th-place individual showing. Newsum’s effort helped the Cardinal men’s cross country team to a 16th-place finish in the season-ending NCAA Central Region last Saturday.


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