Weekly MIAC Round-Up: September 23 – October 1

Men’s Soccer

@ St. Thomas, L 1-2

@ St. Olaf, W 2-1
On September 26, Hamline’s men’s soccer team went up against the MIAC leader, St. Thomas. The Pipers were eager to make their presence known and scored the first point 25:21 into the game. Assisted by sophomore, forward Adam King, junior midfielder James Reardon kicked a low shot passing the goalie that put the Pipers in the lead.

The Tommies knew they needed to act fast and returned fire, setting the score 1-1. After a series of back and forth, St. Thomas scored in the second half under a penalty kick. With the score 1-2, the Pipers were unable to match the Tommies.

Four days later and a home field advantage, the Pipers faced off with St. Olaf. The Ollies were the first to score. Taking a note from the Tommie’s playbook, the Pipers tied the score with junior midfielder Trevor Lewellen kicking the ball past the Ollies into the lower right corner of the net.

King scored against the Ollies less than five minutes after Lewellen. The first half ended with a score of 2-1 in the Pipers’ favor. Without any goals in the second half, the Pipers were victorious and hold fourth place in the MIAC.

Women’s Volleyball

@ Bethel, L 0-3

@ Augsburg, L 0-3
Sophomore defensive specialist Megan Anderson set the tone of the match against Bethel on September 27 with a game high of 24 digs. Sophomore setter and outside hitter Morgen Coleman had nine kills with junior middle blocker Danica Hanson and first-year outside hitter Jaelin Jones each having 6 kills.

Despite the Pipers’ efforts, they ended the game with a loss of 0-3 against Bethel. With three days to recover, the Pipers reset for the match against Augsburg.

Coleman and Jones continued to steal the show as Hamline’s top hitters with five kills each. Rubbelke made her presence known with nine assists. Anderson was fearless on the back line with ten digs.

In the first set, the Pipers dropped a 25-7. Hamline rallied against Augsburg and dropped 25-17 and 25-15 decisions. With another loss of 0-3, the Pipers are in last place in the MIAC with a streak of 13 losses.

Men’s Cross Country

@ Roy Griak Invite, 5th Place
On September 23, junior Kyle Mehrhof set the bar high for the Pipers. With his individual third place finish at the Roy Griak Invite, and a finish time of 28L02.2 for the 8k course, the hot weather was no match for Mehrhof’s mental game.

Senior Sam Jewson was the next Piper to cross the finish line in 26th place and a time of 29:58.8. Just a few paces back was senior Anthony Paladie coming in 30th with 30:06.1. Eight places behind, senior Tommy Rusco finished at 30:52.9 before first-year Colin Hartogh in 35th at 32:27.8

The Pipers earned a total of 138 points making them the fifth place team finisher. Hamline is sitting pretty as they prepare for their MIAC meet at St. Catherine Invitation on October 7.