THE RECORD STAFF
SJU soccer had a successful weekend to put itself back in MIAC playoff position.
The Johnnies easily dispatched St. Mary’s on Oct. 6 with a 4-1 win at home.
Junior midfielder Zack Boerjan broke out in a big way with two goals and an assist against the Cardinals.
SJU defeated U of M-Morris 1-0 on Oct. 8 in a non-conference game. Boerjan provided the assist on the lone goal, with first-year forward Paul Wadsworth providing the finish.
Wadsworth has scored in four straight games since he became a regular starter for SJU.
Sophomore goalkeeper Payton Spencer had a season-high 12 saves against St. Mary’s. He followed that up with a shutout against Morris, SJU’s first shutout of the season.
Spencer improved his record to 3-2-1 on the season.
SJU has four conference games remaining to solidify their playoff spot. The next game is Oct. 14 against Gustavus in St. Peter.
SJU Football secured a homecoming win over Augsburg last Saturday, 49-3.
Senior running back Dusty Krueger racked up 138 yards rushing and had three touchdowns as part of the Johnnies’ 300-yard rushing game.
Senior wide receiver Evan Clark had another touchdown reception. He has four on the season, all coming in the last three games.
Clark also surpassed 1,000 kickoff return yards for his career against Augsburg. He is just the third Johnnie to accomplish this feat, and needs just eight more yards to move into second place.
The defense held the potent Augsburg offense to less than 200 yards of total offense.
First-year linebacker Danny Pietruszewski continued his strong play to lead the defense with eight tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.
The No. 8 ranked Johnnies hit the road this Saturday to take on Carleton. The Knights have never beaten SJU in the previous 34 meetings.
The CSB volleyball team continues to climb toward the top of the MIAC. On Oct. 6, the team hosted Bethel for a heated MIAC matchup. St. Ben’s shocked all when they swept the Royals in three intense sets. This kept CSB rolling on a six game winning streak. With that sweep, the team had won 18 sets in a row over six games.
The Weiss twins had a stellar night. Hunter Weiss had 11 kills and Madison Weiss finished with eight kills. Sophomore Haley LaValle continues to play vital defense with a team-high 19 digs.
The team then travelled to UW-Eau Claire where they faced off against two tough non-conference teams, UW-Stout and Northwestern. The team started off hot with a 3-0 sweep of Stout. They then fell to No. 7 ranked Northwestern 1-3.
On Oct. 11, the team faced off against MIAC rival Augsburg. After four very close sets, CSB lost 3-1. They are back home on Oct. 14 against Luther College in a non-conference match.
The soccer team played two MIAC matchups this week against St. Mary’s and St. Kate’s. With a tough schedule ahead of them, it was important for the team to get off to good start, and that’s exactly what they did.
On Oct. 6 the team faced off against St. Mary’s and pulled away with a 4-1 win. Sydney Bramer had two goals, followed by goals from Jane Koch and Mara Flaherty.
Next up was a grudge match against St. Kate’s who was right on CSB’s tail in the standings.
After a scoreless first half, Bramer had the magic touch. Just two minutes into the second half, Bramer took a pass from Megan Thompson and scored from the middle of the box. After solid defense, CSB was able to hang on for the win.
CSB is currently fourth in the MIAC standings. There are four games remaining in MIAC play. With the top six teams headed to the playoffs, CSB is hoping to hold their position in order to compete for a MIAC title. Next, they play Gustavus on Oct. 14.