Sports by the numbers – Feb. 1

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: Reese Galewski (Winona, Minn.) led the way for the Cardinal swimming and diving team in its dual-meet loss to Augsburg last Saturday, posting a first-place time of 1:04.45 in the 100 butterfly, while also adding a second in the 1,650 freestyle (20:489.96). Grace VanBeest (Flossmoor, Ill.) scored seconds in both the 200 IM (2:24.72) and 400 IM (5:11.19), and Chloe Morrison (Ashkum, Ill.) and Caroline Hoffman (Chicago, Ill.) added a seconds in the 500 freestyle (5:54.50) and 100 breaststroke (1:27.25), respectively.

2: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) collected a pair of weekly honors last week, as the Cardinal freshman was named MIAC Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week—for the second time this season—and was also selected to the Team of the Week.

2: Laura Sonday (West St. Paul, Minn.) kicked off her freshman season for the Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team with a pair of victories at No. 1 singles last weekend—winning 6-0, 6-0 against Bethany Lutheran last Friday, before posting a 7-5, 1-6, 10-8 win against Carleton two days later.

2: The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team put an end to a pair of streaks with its win over Carleton last Saturday—the Cardinals snapped a two-game losing streak and a six-game slide against the Knights with the 57-52 victory.

2, 3: The Saint Mary’s women’s track and field team got a second-place showing by Becca Dup (Albert Lea, Minn.) and a third from Maria Missurelli (Franklin) en route to a fourth-place showing at the UW-River Falls Falcon Winter Classic last Saturday. Dup clocked a time of 7.68 in the 55 to finish second and Missurelli cleared 3.05 meters to place third in the pole vault.

2 x 2 = 9: Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) collected a pair of double-doubles for the Cardinal women’s basketball team last week, scoring 24 points and adding 12 rebounds in a loss to Augsburg last Wednesday, before adding 17 points and 16 boards in a win over Carleton last Saturday. It was the eighth and ninth double-doubles of the season for the Cardinal freshman.

3: Collin Kaczorowski (Suamico, Wis.) and Garen Merritt (Sioux City, Iowa) each needed three sets to record their season-opening singles wins against Bethany Lutheran last Friday. Kaczorowski won 6-2, 6-7, 10-8 at No. 1, while Merritt was a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 winner at No. 5.

4: With their 9-0 win over Bethany Lutheran last Friday, the Cardinal men’s tennis team improved to 4-1 in its last five season openers.

5: The Cardinal men’s track and field team boasted five top-3 finishes en route to a fourth-place finish at the UW-River Falls Falcon Winter Classic last Saturday. Morris Dennis (Elk River, Minn.) picked up the Cardinals’ lone first-place finish, stopping the clock in 51.76 to win the 400, while James Davis (Dallas, Texas) chipped in a second-place showing in the 200 (23.21), and Bryan Ortman (Chicago, Ill.), Brandon Krogman (Owatonna, Minn.), and Austin O’Hare (Rushford, Minn.) added thirds in the triple jump (13.28m), 1,000 (2:49.58), and 3,000 (9:12.63), respectively.

7: Jared Johnson (Hartland, Wis.) scored his seventh goal of the season in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 4-1 loss to Augsburg last Friday.

10: The Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team dropped just 10 games in sweeping Bethany Lutheran 9-0 in their season-opener Friday.

11: With her two goals against Augsburg last weekend, Jamie Henderson (Madison, Wis.) pushed her team-leading goal total to 11—the most by a Cardinal women’s hockey player since Haley Coolsaet netted 11 during the 2010-11 season.

12 With her 16-rebound effort in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 65-59 win over Carleton, Brandi Blattner (Eyota, Minn.) has now recorded 10 or more rebounds 12 times this season—including each of her last nine games.

13: Kai Endahl (Mendota Heights, Minn.) scored a career-high 13 points in leading the Cardinal men’s basketball team to a 57-52 win over Carleton last Saturday. Endahl became the seventh different Cardinal to score a career-high 10 or more points in a game this season.

20: Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn.) scored a team-high 20 points in leading the Cardinal women’s basketball team to a 65-59 win over Carleton last Saturday. It was the fifth time this season the Cardinal senior has netted 20 or more points in a game.

20.4: Jamie Henderson (Madison, Wis.) scored a goal in each game for the Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team in the Cardinals two-game series against Augsburg last weekend—with both goals coming in the final 20 seconds of the second period. Henderson scored Saint Mary’s lone goal with 0.4 seconds on the clock in last Friday’s 1-1 tie, while adding her second of the weekend with 20 seconds remaining in Saint Mary’s 3-1 win a day later.

60: Tori Herrmann (Elk River, Minn.) made a combined 60 saves—28 on Friday and 32 on Saturday—in the Saint Mary’s women’s hockey team’s two games against Augsburg last weekend. Herrmann’s 32 saves in last Saturday’s 3-1 win marked the fifth time in nine starts the senior goalie has stopped 30 or more shots in a game.

983: Will Swiggum (St. Charles, Minn.), who scored 31 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s three games last week—including a team-high 17 in a loss to Gustavus last Monday—is just 17 points away from becoming the 26th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career-point milestone.


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