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 x 5: The Cardinal track and field teams collected five first-place finishes at the Luther Alumni Invitational last Saturday.Becca Dup (Albert Lea, Minn.) collected firsts in the 55 (7.68) and long jump (5.08m) and Morris Dennis (Elk River, Minn.) clocked a school-record time of 1:24.04 in winning the 600, while Bryan Ortman (Chicago, Ill.) swept the long and triple jump honors with leaps of 6.41 meters and 12.87 meters, respectively, and James Davis (Dallas, Texas) stopped the clock in 6.76 to win the 55.
2: Jane Hannula (Coon Rapids, Minn.) scored two of the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s four goals in the Cardinals conference split against Gustavus last weekend.
2 x 2: Nick Albergo (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Jay Heinle (York, Pa.) both posted two-goal games in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s MIAC series against Gustavus last weekend. Albergo scored twice in Saint Mary’s 4-1 win last Friday, while Heinle notched his third multiple-goal game of the season with two goals in last Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Gusties.
3: The Cardinal men’s tennis team collected three nonconference wins in four matches last weekend, beating Concordia (Wis.) and UW-Oshkosh 7-2, while handing Carroll an 8-1 setback.
4: Reese Galewski (Winona, Minn.) and Joe Tonda (St. Paul, Minn.) had busy days for the Saint Mary’s swimming and diving teams at the Minnesota Challenge last Saturday, each competing in four events. Tonda clocked a time of 4:33.99 in the 400 IM—17 seconds faster than his season-best—and added a 1:03.25 in the 100 breaststroke, a 2:08.37 in the 200 backstroke, and a 2:22.27 in the 200 breaststroke, while Galewski stopped the clock in 1:03.32 in the 100 butterfly, before adding a 2:26.34 in the 200 backstroke, a 1:08.20 in the 100 backstroke, and a 2:31.53 in the 200 butterfly.
5: With their 61-53 win over Saint Benedict last Saturday, the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team locked up its fifth straight MIAC Playoff appearance. The Cardinals have won at least one playoff game in each of the last four seasons. Saint Mary’s reached the MIAC semifinals in 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2014-15, while reaching the conference playoff title game in 2013-14.
11: Bradley Hill (Matteson, Ill.) scored a career-high 11 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s nonconference loss to Illinois Institute of Technology last Tuesday—and equaled that performance in the Cardinals’ conference loss to Saint John’s last Saturday. Hill became the eighth Cardinal player to record a single-game career-high of 10 or more points this season.
11: The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team poured in a season-high 11 3-pointers—led by Connor Kaiser (Rockland, Wis.) with four—in last Saturday’s 89-80 loss to Saint John’s.
18: Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.) netted a season-high 18 points to lead the Cardinal women’s basketball team to its 61-53 win over Saint Benedict last Saturday.
23: Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn.) poured in a team-high 23 points in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 62-60 win over St. Catherine last Wednesday. The 23-point effort was one shy of her career-best 24-point showing against St. Thomas on Jan. 15.
24: Quashingm Smith-Pugh scored a career-high 24 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 89-80 loss to Saint John’s last Saturday. The freshman’s 24-point effort was not only a career best, but also the most by a Cardinal player this season.
28: With their 2-0 win over Gustavus last Saturday, the Cardinal women’s hockey team snapped a 28-game losing streak against the Gusties. Prior to Saturday’s win, the last time Saint Mary’s had beaten GAC was a 2-1 win in the MIAC Tournament on March 2, 2002.
69: Tori Herrmann (Elk River, Minn.) recorded 69 saves for the Cardinal women’s hockey team in their MIAC split against Gustavus. The senior goalie stopped a season-high 39 shots in last Friday’s overtime loss, and followed that up with her first shutout of the season—a 30-save effort in Saturday’s 2-0 victory.
1:24.04: Morris Dennis (Elk River, Minn.) broke the school record in the 600 for the Cardinal men’s track and field team at the Luther Alumni Invitational last Saturday, clocking a time of 1:24.04.
1002: Will Swiggum (St. Charles, Minn.) scored 11 first-half points for the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team against Saint John’s last Saturday, and the 11th—a free throw in the waning seconds of the half—made the Cardinal senior the 26th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. Swiggum finished with 13 points vs. the Johnnies and heads into the final five games of his collegiate career with 1,002 points.