Cardinal sports by the numbers – Nov. 23

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: The Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 88-34 victory over Crown in their season-opener last Saturday was the first collegiate head coaching victory for Saint Mary’s Brent Pollari.

1: The Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team has allowed just one goal in each of its last three games—including the Cardinals’ 2-1 and 3-1 wins over St. Olaf last weekend.

2 x 2: Macki Fadness (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Kassie Lien (Grantsburg, Wis.) each collected two-assist games for the Cardinal women’s hockey team last weekend against St. Olaf. Fadness recorded a pair of assists in the Cardinals’ 2-1 win last Friday, and Lien assisted on two of Saint Mary’s three goals in its 3-1 win a day later. Fadness equaled her career high with her two-assist night vs. the Oles, while Lien notched her first collegiate two-assist performance.

2/3/9: Jay Heinle (York, Pa.)—who recorded his first collegiate hat trick against Bethel on Nov. 13—notched his second multiple-goal game of the season with a pair of tallies in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 3-1 win over St. Olaf last Saturday—giving him three goals in Saint Mary’s two-game series vs. the Oles. After not scoring a goal in his first year as a Cardinal, Heinle has now netted a goal in six of the team’s eight games—and leads the team with nine goals.

3/4/4/6: Divers Shelby Peterson (St. Paul, Minn.) and Ailie Davidson (Duluth, Minn.) made their presence felt for the Saint Mary’s women’s swimming and diving team at last Saturday’s Gustavus Invitational, as Peterson placed third in the three-meter (153.35) and sixth in the one-meter (154.55), while Davidson was fourth in both the one-meter (170.00) and three-meter (152.85).

3: For the second straight Friday, Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.) and Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) enjoyed multiple-point games for the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team. After posting four-point efforts against Bethel in the Cardinals’ 10-2 win on Nov. 13, Kinne and Gruse each had a goal and two assists vs. St. Olaf last Friday.

5: Jamie Henderson (Madison, Wis.) and McKenna Parent (Anoka, Minn.) accounted for all five of the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s goals last weekend against St. Olaf. The duo each scored in Saint Mary’s 2-1 win in Game 1 last Friday, while Henderson added a pair of goals and Parent netted the other in the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory a day later.

5-5 + 4-4 = 14: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.)—playing in her first game for the Cardinal women’s basketball team—was perfect in her collegiate opening, going 5-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line en route to her team-high 14 points in Saint Mary’s 88-34 win over Crown last Saturday.

6: With their win and tie against St. Olaf, the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team pushed its unbeaten streak to six (4-0-2). It’s the longest unbeaten streak since Saint Mary’s went 7-0-1 during the 1996-97 season.

7: The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team held Crown to just seven first-half points in the Cardinals’ 88-34 season-opening win last Saturday. The seven first-half points allowed were the fewest in program history.

9/10/12: Joe Tonda (St. Paul, Minn.) was once again busy in the pool for the Cardinal men’s swimming and diving team last Saturday at the Gustavus Invitational. Tonda placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.69), 10th in the 200 backstroke (1:00.80), and 12th in the 400 IM (4:52.99).

10: Connor Kaiser (Rockland, Wis.) scored a team-high 10 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s exhibition game against the University of Sioux Falls last Thursday.

12: McKenzie Sommers (Arlington, Minn.) netted 12 points in her first game in a Cardinal uniform in the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team’s 88-34 win over Crown last Saturday.

18: Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn.) equaled her career high, scoring 18 points in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 75-67 win over Saint Benedict last Sunday.

21: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) recorded her first collegiate double-double, scoring a career-best 21 points and adding 11 rebounds for the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team in its nonconference win over Saint Benedict last Sunday.

42: With their seven goals against St. Olaf last weekend, the Saint Mary’s men’s hockey team has scored 42 goals in its first eight games (5.25 gpg)—ranking No. 2 in all of NCAA Division III.

88: The Cardinal women’s basketball team erupted for 88 points in their season-opening 88-34 win over Crown last Saturday. Saint Mary’s netted 80 or more points three times a year ago—including a season-best 90 points in a 90-58 MIAC Playoff win over Gustavus on Feb. 24.


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