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Sat. Wrap: 4-0 day for Hoops, Hockey, Tennis

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

St. Thomas capped a 5-0 weeknd with three victories on Saturday in men's and women's hockey and women's hoops. Those three UST teams are a combined 19-0-2 since Jan. 13.

Junior center Hannah Spaulding had 27 points, nine rebounds and four blocks as No. 10-ranked St. Thomas pulled away to an 87-61 defeat of St. Catherine in Saturday's MIAC women's basketball clash on the Wildcats' floor. 

Lauren Fischer scored 13 points, Kaylie Brazil added 11, and Lucia Renikoff scored 10.

The Tommies (19-2 overall, 14-0 MIAC) have won 27 in a row on the road, 48 in a row against conference opponents, and 12 consecutive games this season.

St. Thomas outscored SCU 30-12 from 3-point range and posted a 38-23 rebounding advantage.

The Toms play Wednesday night at home against Augsburg. 



Men's Hockey

Brett Gravelle recorded his second consecutive two-goal game and the host Tommie Men's Hockey team scored the go-ahead and insurance goals in the last 3:00 as UST scored a 6-4 win over St. Olaf Saturday night in Mendota Heights. That capped a weekend sweep for UST.

St. Thomas (14-6-1 overall, 9-2-1 MIAC) extended its season win streak to seven and moved alone into the conference lead with four games left in the regular season.

Broydon Stufko scored with 2:03 remaining to break a 4-4 tie. Johnny Panvica scored an empty-net goal in the closing seconds. Panvica and Brian LeBlanc scored power-play goals.

UST outshot the Oles 36-23.

The Toms play St. John's next weekend -- Friday night in St. Cloud and Saturday night in Mendota Heights.


Women's Hockey

Senior Allison Borgstrom had her first career hat trick and sophomore Rachel Werdin recorded her third consecutive multi-goal game as No. 10-ranked Tommie Women's Hockey scored an 8-2 road win over St. Olaf Saturday in Northfield.

The Tommies (13-3-5 overall, 9-1-4 MIAC) closed out a weekend sweep and have a 12-game MIAC unbeaten streak (8-0-4). They remain one point behind first-place Hamline with four games left in the regular season.

Borgstrom finished with four points today and seven on the weekend.

St. Thomas plays two games against St. Ben's next weekend.


Women's Tennis

St. Thomas opened the 2018 portion of its women's tennis season with Saturday's 8-1 defeat of St. Cloud State in Sartell.

Jenna Zimmerman, Paige and Taylor McLeod, Sarah Benoy and Catherine Lindsay all won in both singles and doubles.

Box score

St. Thomas 8  St Cloud State 1


  1. Paige McLeod/Taylor McLeod ST def Quintino dos Santos/Alexi Portz  8-1
  2. Jenna Zimmerman/Caitlin Bakke ST def Emma Hanegraf/Abby Scheck  8-0
  3. Catherine Lindsay/Sarah Benoy ST def Austin Gorecke/Sommer Kopff  8-2


      1.  Zimmerman ST def Portz 6-2, 6-0

      2.  Santos SCSU def Bakke 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)

      3.  Taylor McLeod ST def Ann White 6-0, 6-0

       4.  Paige McLeod ST def Sam Fitzpatrick 7-5, 6-1

       5.  Benoy ST def Scheck  6-0, 6-0

        6.  Lindsay ST def Kopff   6-1, 6-0


Track and Field

Katie Murray won the 60 and 200 dashes and Grace Bordson won the high jump to lead the St. Thomas women to second out of eight teams Saturday at the Wartburg Select meet in Waverly, Iowa. Laura Eischens won the long jump and Jenny Walz led a 1-2-3-4-5 UST sweep in the 3,000.
Bordson had a career-best 5-4 1-2 and ranks No. 13 in D-III. Kendall Novak cleared 11-6 1-2 in the pole vault and ranks No. 23 in D-III. Murray had a season-best 7.96 in the 60.
Wartburg scored 237 points for first place followed by St. Thomas (163) and third-place Dubuque (112.5).
On the men's side, UST junior Eric Holst won the weight throw in 61-5 3-4, a career best and the third best throw this season in Division III. Nick Spann won the long jump in 23-4 -- the No. 9-ranked performance in D-III -- while teammate Conor White jumped 22-11 3-4 to rank No. 17. White also had a season-best 7.05 in the 60 dash. Preston Huddleston scored 4,746 in the heptathlon and ranks 12th nationally. Chris Mueller placed second in the 400 (49.89). Luke Van Zuilen took second in the triple jump (43-3 1-4).
Wartburg (192) edged St. Thomas (170), UW-Platteville (127.5) and four other teams.
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