After the Storm

by Tim LoneStaff Writer

Women’s Basketball (25-2, 15-1 IIAC)

L 8-5 and L 13-2 vs. Calvin College, March 8: Junior Cory Dawson hit 3-for-4 in the first game batting in three runs. Junior Curt Bjork scored two runs in the first game and was 2-3 with one RBI in the nightcap.

W 9-5 and W 9-2 vs. Monmouth, March 9: Sophomore Beau Kaplan was 3-3 in the opener and batted in two runs. Junior Jason Hayes went 2-4 and charted three RBIs in the second game.

W 14-4 and L 6-5 vs. Dickinson College, March 11: Junior Corey Rasmussen was 2-4 in the first game and had five RBIs in game one. Junior Jesse Reis was 2-4 in the second game while also batting in one run.

W 4-2 vs. Presentation College, March 12: Reis helped pace the Storm to victory once again by going 3-3, scoring two runs and charting two more RBIs.

W 3-0 vs. Webster University, March 13: Senior Jason McClaflin went 1-4 in the game and scored a run. Freshman Dave Johnson was 1-3 in the game and charted one RBI.

L 8-1 and W 14-6 vs. UMASS-Boston on March 14: Dawson was 1-4 and scored the lone run for the Storm in the first game. Junior Chris Jones went 1-4 with a home run in the second game to help lead the Storm to a victory.

Softball (10-4, 0-0 IIAC)

L 7-0 vs. Muskingum, March 8.

W 12-1 vs. Geneva College, March 8.

W 8-3 vs. Rhode Island College, March 9.

W 7-0 vs. Emmanuel College, March 9.

W 14-0 vs. Marietta College, March 10.

W 6-1 vs. Benedictine, March 10.

W 6-2 vs. Mt. Union, March 11.

W 2-0 vs. Hiram, March 11.

W 5-1 vs. Defiance, March 13.

L 4-1 vs. Heidelberg, March 13.

W 1-0 vs. Anderson College, March 14.

L 6-2 vs. Marian College, March 14.

L 4-2 vs. Ramapo, March 15.

W 4-0 vs. Montclair State, March 15.

Track and Field (Men’s and Women’s)

Iowa State University Last Chance Meet, March 8: No team scores were kept. Sophomore Lauren Bucklin placed sixth in the women’s 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.97 seconds. Sophomore Wardell Watkins came in seventh in the long jump with a distance of 6.46 meters. Freshman Catie Ellingson provisionally qualified and set a new school record, running a 2:14.35 on the 300-meter track.

Men’s Basketball

Sophomore Tim Dunlavy was named first team All-Conference.

Women’s Basketball (27-3, 15-1 IIAC)

W 73-64 vs. Gustavus Adolphus, March 7: Senior Katelyn Whiton led the Storm to a win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with 23 points and six rebounds. Junior Maria Oliver provided a spark for the Storm by scoring 13 points off the bench.

W 70-63 vs. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, March 8: Junior Carrie Larson was the high scorer for the Storm with 13 points off the bench. Senior Carlie Beals added 11 points by making 3-6 three-point attempts, helping the Storm advance to the Sweet 16.

L 96-69 vs. UW-Whitewater, March 14: Whiton scored 29 points for the Storm in her final game. Junior Denisha Fields came off the bench and added ten points, as the Storm bowed out of the NCAA Tournament.

Whiton was selected as Iowa Conference MVP. The Storm had two named first team All-Conference: Senior Ashley Katch and junior Whitney Franker. Beals was named honorable mention All-Conference. Whiton was also named as one of 40 finalists for the State Farm Coaches All-America Basketball Team.