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Sat. Wrap: Hoops, Hockey, Swim-Dive all win Saturday

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

No. 13-ranked St. Thomas shot 50 percent from the floor and had only seven turnovers in Saturday's 88-38 home win over St. Olaf in MIAC women's basketball play in Schoenecker Arena.

St. Thomas (13-2 overall, 8-0 MIAC) raced to a 23-5 lead and never looked back. Fourteen different players scored for the Tommies, who stayed in a share of the conference lead with St. Ben's and extended their MIAC win streak to 42.

Lucia Renikoff had 17 points, Hannah Spaulding added 16 points and seven rebounds, and Lauren Fischer had 11 points and six boards.

Samantha Tisa led the Oles with nine points and four assists.


Men's Basketball

Senior Ryan Boll had 14 points, six boards and four assists to lead host St. Thomas to Saturday's 84-75 win over St. Olaf in men's basketball conference action at Schoenecker Arena.

The Tommies (8-6 overall, 6-3 MIAC) moved into a share of second place on the loss side in the conference near the halfway point of the 20-game MIAC schedule.

They sank 12 treys, shot 54 percent on the game and received 46 bench points.

Eleven different players scored for UST, including Connor Bair scoring 14 and Michael Hannon chipping in 12 points off the bench. Eight different Toms sank at least one 3-pointer.

Bair scored eight to fuel a late 13-2 run that pushed the UST lead to 79-62.

Austin Korba scored a game-best 22 points and Robert Tobroxen added 15 points and 10 boards for St. Olaf (9-5, 5-4).


Women's Hockey

The host Tommies scored three goals in the first 5:22 of the third frame Saturday to erase a 3-2 Gustavus lead en route to a 5-4 win over the Gusties in MIAC women's play on home ice in Mendota Heights. The teams played a rare 0-0 overtime tie the night before.

St. Thomas (9-3-3 overall, 5-1-2 MIAC), which received goals from five different players, took three of four points on the weekend series. Coach Tom Palkowski's team moved into second place in the conference race just behind 6-1-1 Hamline.

UST senior Allison Borgstrom, playing in her 100th career game, had a goal and two assists. Kenzie Torpy had 24 saves for the Toms.  

Kaitlyn Klein scored three goals and Erica Power added three assists for Gustavus (10-2-2, 5-2-1). GAC trailed 2-0 after one frame then scored three in the second period to take its only lead.


Men's Hockey

Cullen Willox had a goal and an assist and St. Thomas snapped a two-game losing streak with Saturday's 4-1 MIAC men's hockey road victory at Gustavus.

Benjamin Myers rebounded from a frustating night in Friday's 5-2 home loss to the Gusties. Myers stopped 29 of 30 shots in goal for the Tommies (8-6-1 overall, 3-2-1 MIAC).

UST built a 3-0 lead over the first 40 minutes on goals by Willox, Tanner Barnes and Johnny Panvica. Gustavus scored with 8:00 left in regulation but the Toms closed the scoring with an empty-net tally in the final minute.



The Tommie men and women each won 13 of the 14 swimming events contested and raced past three teams to win Saturday's St. Thomas Invite at Anderson Pool.

Led by 25 of a possible 28 top-two places in the pool, the UST men scored 1005 points to top St. John's (548), St. Olaf (404) and Macalester (165). Bailey Biwer hand a hand in four firsts.

Led by 21 of a possible 28 top-two places in the pool, the UST women scored 883 points to top St. Ben's (546), St. Olaf (514) and Macalester (411).

Complete results here

Tommie teams had 1-2 finishes in both relays. The 400 medley team was Tom Negaard, Alexander Robb, Biewer and Zach Wiesen, and the 400 free team was Biewer, Wiesen, Negaard and Melton. The women's 400 medley team was Kirsten Nelson, Melissa Rose, Katelyn Strauss and Alex Howard, and the 400 free team of Tiana Molitor, Hoeard, Kate Smarjesse and Strauss. 

Men's individual winners in the pool were Charles Hynes in the 50 free; Biewer in the 500 free and 200 fly; Robb in the 100 and 200 breast; Hunter Nielsen in the 100 free; Warren Melton in the 200 free; Negaard in the 200 back; Nate Stone in the 100 fly; Max Larson in the 200 IM; and Collin Moon in the 1,650 free.

Women's individual winners in the pool were Molitor in the 50 free and 100 back; Rose in the 100 breast; Kasey Ericson in the 100 free and 200 back; Strauss in the 200 fly; Howard in the 200 free; Ashley Christensen in the 200 breast; Smarjesse in the 100 fly; Nicole Herrli in the 200 IM; and Gretchen Behrens in the 1,650 free.