Weekly MIAC round-up: Nov. 6 – Nov. 11

Women’s Cross Country

@ NACC Division lll Central Regional, 266 Points 

The Pipers sprinted to the end of their season. On Nov. 11, Hamline women’s cross country team came in tenth place out of thirty two teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional. Junior Madeline Dopp drove the Pipers to the leader board with a 22:48.5 finish on the 6K course and earned herself All-Region status. Junior Kathleen Miles was the second Piper to cross the finish line at 23:21.3. Next up was first-year Helen Dolan at 23:42.5, a few strides behind was sophomore Bernadette Hayden coming in at 23:43.4. The fifth place Piper finisher was senior Meg Griffin at 23:43.4. While the cross country season came to a close, the Pipers concluded their final meet with 266 points, gaining 42 points since last year’s regional meet.

Men’s Cross Country

@ NACC Division lll Central Regional, 14th Place

Hamline Men’s Cross Country finished their season on the heels of Bethel. The Pipers concluded their last meet just one point above Bethel, the thirteenth place finisher of twenty nine teams. While Hamline came in fourteenth place, they embodied the practice of pack running. Sophomore Fernando Benitez (26:06.9), sophomore Frank Gustafson (26:12.4) and junior Kyle Mehrhof (26.18.5) finished within a few second of each other. Shortly after junior Tony Duchenes (27:27.8) and senior Sam Jewson (27:55.2) crossed the finish line in less than 30 seconds of each other.


vs. Bethel, 14-54 L

While the Pipers may not have had the most successful season, it was a historic one. With a final score of 14-54 in favor of Bethel, both touchdowns for the Pipers were scored by senior tight end Josiah Harris. Over the course of the season, Harris had fifty seven catches for 803 yards. Harris’ number of receptions surpasses Kevin Graslewicz’s 1984 record of 71 grabs. Harris has also had the most yardage since Tom Queck set the school record in 2009 with 919 yards. Hamline ended the season as eighth place out of the nine teams in the MIAC but the individual accomplishments will not be forgotten.

Women’s Swim and Dive

@ Carleton, 35-194 L

Women’s Swimming and Diving junior Taylor Martinek took home the only win of the night in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:15:24. Ultimately, the Pipers lost to the Carleton Knights with 35-194. The 200 Free Relay team consisting of junior Mara Boulanger, junior Taylor Hanson, sophomore Bryce White, and Martinek finished in second place. White took an individual win of second place in the 100 Freestyle. On Nov. 14 the team with compete at Macalester in their annual Hour of Power event before returning  home on Nov. 18 against St. Mary’s at 1 p.m.

Men’s Swim and Dive

@ Carleton, 103-111 L

On Nov. 11 Men’s Swimming and Diving fell just short of swimming into victory with a loss of 103-111 to Carleton in a dual meet. Despite the loss, the individual wins were strong for the Hamline Pipers. Senior Hodd Gorman won the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:47:85 and teammate first-year Nicholas Griva came in third in the race. The Pipers took home a 1-2-3 win in the 500 Freestyle Race with Gorman leading the pack with a time of 4:49:99. Junior Adam Berg came took second place, and senior Joe Campbell came in third place. The Pipers will return to the pool on Nov. 14 for the annual Hour of Power hosted by Macalester. Hamline will host on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. against St. Mary’s.


Women’s Hockey

vs. St. Benedict, 6-2 W

With a packed home opener the Piper’s Women’s Hockey team brought forth a tough team. In a 6-2 match in Hamline’s favor the team produced a highly offensive team which was able to keep the puck on St. Benedict’s side of the ice for large portions of the time where the team lacked full strength due to penalties. Overall during the game there were seven penalties on Hamline that had Hamline during the 2nd period down from five players, goalie excluded, to three players against St. Benedict’s full strength team. In that time Hamline only gave up a single score, the last St. Benedict would make against the Pipers during the game. The Pipers ended strong with three goals in the 3rd period. Women’s Hockey will host Gustavus Adolphus at Oscar Johnson Arena on Nov. 17 at 7:15 p.m.

Men’s Hockey

vs. St. John, 5-2 W

The Men’s Hockey opener went just as well as the women’s with a final score of 5-2 for the Pipers against the Johnnies. The team scored four of those five goals alone in the 3rd period. The final goal was made at 19 minutes and 57 seconds into the 3rd period cutting a close one for an already assured victory. Head Coach Cory Laylin’s stated that newcomer first-year Kyle Wendorf was the face to watch for. Luckily, the Johnnies weren’t keeping an eye on Wendorf and was able to tie the score 2-2 for Hamline at 1:26 in a three way play with sophomore Brady Crabtree and fellow first-year teammate Taylor Trapp. While highly offensive the Men’s Hockey team has a hard stop defense right at the net. Junior Goalie Justin Quale made 29 saves overall during the game and 128 overall this season. This was the Johnnies first loss this season and both teams had five penalties each. Men’s Hockey faces off against Gustavus Adolphus on Nov. 17 in St. Peter, MN.