Sports by the numbers – Feb. 15

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: Jovan Newsum (Glendale Heights, Minn.) and Austin O’Hare (Rushford, Minn.) finished 1-2 in the 3,000 to pace the Cardinal men’s track and field team at the Carleton Meet of the Hearts last Saturday. Newsum clocked a time of 8:58.75 to win the event, while O’Hare was close behind in 9:02.22.

2: Maddy Wallraff (Blaine, Minn.) and McKenna Parent (Anoka, Minn.), and Jonathon Elliott (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) all scored goals in both games for the Saint Mary’s women’s and men’s hockey teams last weekend.

2: Laura Sonday (West St. Paul, Minn.), Megan Vandenberg (De Pere, Wis.), Haley Jorgensen (Fallon, Nev.), and Julie Boeve (St. James, Minn.) all collected back-to-back singles wins in the Cardinal women’s tennis team’s victories over Saint Benedict and Martin Luther last Saturday.

2: Tori Herrmann (Elk River, Minn.) collected her second straight Saturday shutout for the Cardinal women’s hockey team, stopping all 21 shots she faced in Saint Mary’s 3-0 win over Saint Benedict last Saturday.

2-3-4: Becca Dup (Albert Lea, Minn.) and Maria Missurelli (Franklin, Wis.) posted three top-5 finishes to fuel the Cardinal women’s track and field team at the Carleton Meet of the Hearts last Saturday. Dup stopped the clock in 26.75 to place second in the 200, and added a time of 7.75 to finish fourth in the 55, while Missurelli cleared 3.17 meters en route to a third-place showing in the pole vault.

3: Nick Albergo (Elmhurst, Ill.) notched the third, three-point game of his career in the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s 5-4 loss to Saint John’s last Friday. Albergo had a hand in the Cardinals’ first three goals—sandwiching his 10th goal of the season around assists on goals by Kellen Wasell (Edmonds, Wash.) and Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.).

3: With her goals in the Cardinal women’s hockey team’s 3-1 and 3-0 victories over Saint Benedict last weekend,McKenna Parent (Anoka, Minn.) has now scored a goal in three straight games.

4: Laura Sonday (West St. Paul, Minn.) pushed her singles winning streak to four straight last weekend, as the freshman posted straight-set wins at No. 1 singles in the Cardinal women’s tennis teams’ 5-4 win over Saint Benedict and 9-0 win over Martin Luther last Saturday.

5: The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team put five players in double figures in its 85-56 win over St. Olaf last Saturday. Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.) scored a team-high 18 points, followed by Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn. / 11), Emma Schaefer (Roseville, Minn. / 11), Sam Jones (White Bear Lake, Minn. / 11), and McKenzie Sommers(Arlington, Minn. / 10)

9: The Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 56-55 win at Concordia last Monday not only snapped their two-game losing streak, but also put an end to a nine-game slide against the Cobbers.

11: The Saint Mary’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both put five players in double figures against St. Olaf last Saturday—and boasted a combined five players who scored 11 points vs. the Oles.

12: Bridgette Audette (Big Lake, Minn.) recorded a career-high 12 rebounds in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s 77-74 loss at Bethel last Wednesday. The Cardinal junior missed out on her first collegiate double-double by one point, finishing with nine points and 12 boards.

13: Wylie Ferron (Waconia, Minn.) scored 11 points and hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 75-67 loss to St. Olaf last Saturday for his second double-double of the season.

14: Bradley Hill (Matteson, Ill.) scored a career-high 14 points—knocking down 4 of 5 3-pointers—in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 75-67 loss to St. Olaf last Saturday.

16-18-31: Phil Heinle (York, Pa.), Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.), and Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.) ended the year as the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s offensive leader. Heinle scored a team-leading 16 goals, while Kinne was the team-leader in assists with 18 and Gruse recorded a team-best 31 points.

17: Quashingm Smith-Pugh (St. Paul, Minn.) scored a team-high 17 points in the Cardinal men’s basketball team’s 88-70 loss to Bethel last Wednesday. The junior has now scored 10 ore more points 16 times this season.

69: Martin Gruse (Trenton, Mich.) closed out the season as the Cardinal men’s hockey team’s points leader for the second year in a row. After putting together a 38-point sophomore season a year ago, Gruse finished with 31 points this season.

83-22: Seniors Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.), Micaela Meredith (Bloomington, Minn.), and Haley Trom (Hampton, Minn.)—will leave Saint Mary’s with the best win-loss record of any senior class in women’s basketball program history, going 83-22 (with two games still to play). The trio has also been a part of four straight MIAC Playoff appearances, one regular-season conference title, and an NCAA national tournament appearance.

372: With her ninth and final assist in the Cardinal women’s basketball team’s win over St. Olaf last Saturday—a dish that led to an Alexa Huisman (Adrian, Minn.) 3-pointer with seven minutes remaining—Bridget Pethke (New London, Wis.) moved into a tie for the most career assists in program history with 372,  a record that Lisa Janikowski has held since she graduated in 1987.


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