Sports by the numbers – Dec. 7

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.

2: Connor Kaiser (Rockland, Wis.) eclipsed the 20-point barrier for the second time this season, as the senior scored a team- and game-high 20 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 85-70 win over Macalester last Saturday.

2: McKenna Parent (Anoka, Minn.) recorded her first collegiate two-goal game in the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s 4-2 win over Concordia last Friday. Parent has now scored a goal in four of Saint Mary’s last six games.

2: Grace VanBeest (Flossmoor, Ill.) broke a pair of school records in leading the Cardinal swimming and diving teams at the Jean Freeman Invitational last weekend. VanBeest clocked a school-record time of 1:09.39 in the 100 breaststroke last Friday, before etching her name in the record books in the 200 breaststroke a day later with a time of 2:32.49.


Grace VanBeest broke the Saint Mary’s records for the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke.
Photo by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

2: Chad Cesarz (Jackson, Mich.) had a hand in two of the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s three goals in their 6-3 loss at Concordia last Friday, finishing with a goal and an assist.

4-0: With their 67-52 victory over Macalester last Saturday, the Cardinal women’s basketball team improved to 4-0 on their home court this season—and moved to 39-3 at the Saint Mary’s Gym over the past four seasons.

4: Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.) became the fourth different player to lead the Cardinal women’s basketball team in scoring in last Saturday’s 67-52 win over Macalester, netting a team-best 14 points in the Cardinals’ win over Macalester last Saturday.

5: Connor Kaiser (Rockland, Wis.) scored 13 and 20 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s two games last week, and has now scored 10 or more points in all five of Saint Mary’s games this season.

6: Jamie Henderson (Madison, Wis.) netted her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team’s 4-2 win over Concordia last Friday. It was the fourth straight game Henderson had scored a goal, a streak that was snapped a day later in the Cardinals’ 2-0 loss to the Cobbers.

6: The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team pushed its season-opening winning streak to six with their 82-74 win over Gustavus last Wednesday and 67-52 victory against Macalester last Saturday.

Women's Basketball

Photo by Jonathan Henry

10: Jay Heinle (York, Pa.) scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 6-3 loss to Concordia last Friday. Heinle, who did not score a goal during his freshman year with the Cardinals a year ago, has netted at least one goal in seven of the team’s 12 games.

10: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) hauled in a team-leading 10 rebounds in the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team’s 67-52 win over Macalester last Saturday. It was the third time in six games that the Cardinal freshman has recorded 10 or more boards in a game.

16.8: The Cardinal women’s basketball team has beaten their first six opponents by an average of 16.8 points.

19/14: Quashingm Smith-Pugh (St. Paul, Minn.) and Kevin Gleason (Minneapolis, Minn.) each enjoyed career afternoon’s for the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team against Macalester last Saturday, as Smith-Pugh netted a career-high 19 points and Gleason chipped in a career-best 14.


Photo by Jonathan Henry

23: For the second straight game, Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn.) led the Cardinal women’s basketball team with a career-high performance last Wednesday, as the senior poured in 23 points—one more than the 22-point effort she recorded against UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 29—to help the Cardinals to an 82-74 conference-opening win over Gustavus.

53: Phil Heinle (York, Pa.) made a combine3d 53 saves in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s two games against Concordia last weekend.

85: The Cardinal men’s basketball team poured in a season-high 85 points in their 85-70 win over Macalester last Saturday. The 85-point effort was the highest offensive showing since Saint Mary’s—which has scored 80 or more points in each of their three wins this season—beat the Scots 87-80 on Dec. 4, 2010.

Saint Mary's Sports

Author: The Cardinal

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