MIAC Roundup – 11/2/2019


Goaltender Melanie Hopkins steels herself for the coming game


Vs St Olaf 3-2 L

Before the match, the team honored Morgen Coleman (5), the team’s lone senior. Coleman, who holds the school record for Service Aces in a career (166), is just the second person ever to record over 1,000 Assists and 1,000 Digs. She added to that legacy with 17 more digs on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Madison Hurrle led the offense with 19 Kills and Sydney Larson was close behind with 17. Megan Rubbelke surpassed the 900 mark for Assists in a season with 45. She is now fifth in the MIAC with 944 assists. Gabby Robinson had 31 digs and 10 kills. Coleman and Maggie Gavic added 17 apiece and Rubbelke completed another double-double with 16.

The Oles pulled away late for an opening set win and a second set triumph. Hamline fought off a match point and grabbed the third set win to keep their streak alive of not being swept in a MIAC match this season. In the fourth set, the Pipers jumped in front early for a win. The Oles inched ahead 8-5 and went on to a 15-9 win to drop the Pipers to 12-14 overall, 2-8 in MIAC play.


M Soccer

Vs Gustavus 3-2 L

Hamline men’s soccer team came up just short, losing 3-2 to Gustavus Adolphus in their Paterson Field finale for the 2019 season Tuesday, October 29. For the second straight season, Seif El-Fatairy scored on a penalty kick against the Gusties and Ben Sorenson connected as well. However, the visitors managed to hold off the Pipers just long enough to secure the win.

After a scoreless first half, the pace picked up considerably. The Gusties scored a pair of goals 10 minutes apart for a 2-0 advantage. El-Fatairy halved that margin with his PK effort at 70:57. Gustavus responded back at 79:30. Sorenson took a long pass from Ryan Pyle and worked his way in close for a goal to set up a hectic finish. Hamline pressured but the Gusties countered and held them off long enough to gain the win. HU goalie Malachy Zamacona recorded eight saves to run his league leading total to 76 for the season.


W Soccer

Vs St Mary’s 1-0 L

Hamline’s women’s soccer team gave it their best shot on Senior Day — 13 of them in all. But SMU goalie Gabriella Pederson stayed resolute and the Cardinals managed a tally out of a scramble to eke out a 1-0 decision Saturday at Paterson Field.

Ciara Gregory, one of seven seniors honored in a pre-game ceremony, unleashed four attempts and Grace Trocinske added three. HU also had a 7-4 edge in corner kicks. But it just didn’t work out and the Pipers dropped to 5-10-0 overall, 1-8-0 in MIAC play. Melanie Hopkins played the game in goal, recording one save.


W Swim and Dive

Hamline won three events and totaled 238 points, trailing only St. Benedict while besting St. Mary’s and Augsburg. Courtney Broyles got things going with a win in the 3 Meter Diving competition with 203.95. She was also third on the 1-Meter Board. Bryce White topped the field in the 100 Free (56.39) and took fourth in the 50 Free. Sarah Wood won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:11.65. Bennett Nigro was third in the same race. Alex Torgrimson took a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. Hamline placed second in the 200 Medley and 200 Free Relay races.


M Swim and Dive

Hamline Men’s Swim earned a total of 305 points to trail St. John’s but was well ahead of third-place St. Mary’s. Nicholas Grivna took home first in the 200 Free in 1:50.24 and finishing second in the 100 Fly. Lee Roback clipped the field in the 100 Backstroke (56.26). George Hubbard, who also was second to Grivna in the 200 Free, was second here as well. Hamline finished first and third in the 200 Medley race. Joe Joyce took the 100 Breaststroke in 1:02.47 with Andrew Hobar a close third. Nathan Steeves placed second in the 1000 Free and third in the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay team also finished second.