Cardinal sports by the numbers – Jan. 25

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: Drew DePalma (Armada, Mich.) scored his first collegiate goal in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 6-5 overtime loss to Hamline last Friday. DePalma is the third player to score his first goal in a Cardinal uniform this season.

2: Kassie Lien (Grantsburg, Wis.) equaled her career high with her two goals in the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s 4-2 win over Hamline last Friday. Lien also scored two goals against Lake Forest on Jan. 5, 2014.

3: Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.) scored three times for the Cardinal men’s hockey team in its MIAC split against Hamline last weekend. Gruse scored once in last Friday’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Pipers, before recording his third multiple-goal game of the season with two goals in last Saturday’s 5-3 Saint Mary’s victory.

4, 7: The Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team’s four goals against Hamline last Friday were the most since the Cardinals dropped Concordia by the same 4-2 count on Dec. 4. The Cardinals’ 4-2 win also snapped their season-high seven-game winless streak (0-6-1).

6: The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team’s 75-61 victory over Macalester last Saturday was its sixth of the season—giving the Cardinals their most wins since the 2010-11 season, when the Cardinals finished 9-16.

6, 7: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) collected back-to-back double-doubles for the Cardinal women’s basketball team last week. The freshman had 12 points and 13 rebounds in Saint Mary’s 70-55 win over Hamline last Wednesday, before adding 26 points and 12 rebounds vs. Macalester last Saturday. It was Blattner’s sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season.

9, 10: Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.) dished out nine assists and collected 10 rebounds in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s win over Hamline last Wednesday—both efforts were one shy of her collegiate bests.

10: The Cardinal track and field teams collected 10 top-5 finishes—including a first-place effort by Clare Siska(Rochester, Minn.) in the 400 and a first-place showing by the men’s 4×200 relay—at last Saturday’s UW-Stout Open. Siska posted a time of 1:04.36 in winning the 400 to pace the Cardinal women in the non-team-scored event, while 4×200 relay team led the way for the Saint Mary’s men, as James Davis (Dallas, Texas), Morris Dennis (Elk River, Minn.), Ross Kinderman (Onalaska, Wis.), and Desmond Steward (Bayside, Wis.) won the event with a time of 1:34.95.

14: Braden Walbeck‘s (Fall Creek, Wis.) 14-point effort for the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team against Hamline last Wednesday equaled his career high—the freshman also scored 14 against St. Olaf on Jan. 9.

16 + 12 = 1: Quashingm Smith-Pugh (St. Paul, Minn.) scored 16 points and hauled in a team-high and career-best 12 rebounds en route to his first collegiate double-double in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 75-61 win over Macalester last Saturday.

20: Aaron Romportl (Stillwater, Minn.) poured in a career-high 20 points—including 11 in the second half—in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 75-61 win over Macalester last Saturday.

24: The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team equaled its season high with 24 made free throws against Hamline last Wednesday. The Cardinals also drained 24 free throws against St. Olaf on Jan. 9.

26: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) scored a game-high 26 points—one shy of her career high—in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 81-56 win over Macalester last Saturday.

34: Jake Tugnutt (Peterborough, Ontario) made a season-high 34 saves in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 5-3 win over Hamline last Saturday.

68: Tori Herrmann (Elk River, Minn.) and Marah Shields (Milford, Mich.) combined to make 68 saves in the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s conference split against Hamline last weekend. Herrmann made 25 saves in last Friday’s 4-2 Saint Mary’s win, while Shields kicked out 43 shots in last Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss.

81: The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team’s 81-point effort in last Saturday’s 81-56 win over Macalester marked the fourth time this season the Cardinals have scored 80 or more points—including a season-high 88 points in their season-opening win over Crown on Nov. 21.

105: With her six assists in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s win against Macalester last Saturday, Bridget Pethke(New London, Wis.) eclipsed the 100-assist mark for the second time in her career.

 

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