RUNNING COLORS Doug Gurge/ and Tim Schultz Staff Writers When we last met our faithful harriers, the snow had fallen four inches thick and the women's team had just completed their impressive run to a national championship. (The men had just finished wishing they'd had a sixth runner to vie for the championship in the tie-breaker situation, but that's another story.) With these memories still lingering fresh, (like the air in Flandrau during a morning run) the teams laced up their shoes to begin another season. Through some quirk of fate, the women's team gained several new members with bona fide high school cross country experience. What a supplement an already strong team featuring two-time All-American' Brenda Baerbock! The men, meanwhile, gained a couple new runners and subsequently lost a few runners, returning their number to five. On September 7th, the teams fueled up with a 5:30 a.m. breakfast and departed for Winona - the land of endless hills and hazardous haybales. The women proved they are prepared to defend their national
THE SOCCER CLUB ShelIi Schmidt Staff Writer The soccer season started out a new year with new coaches and a new attitude. Joel Fenske and Tim . Jackson, both with eight years of soccer experience, led the team of twenty-seven. This year's team had both experience and commitment on their side. Practices were aimed to develop skills and endurance. The bearded bunch were focused on playing their best and letting nothing stand in their way. The first soccer game was Tuesday, September, 17th, at 4:30 p.m.
title by finishing second in the team competition. (Remember, early season meets are run primarily against larger schools.) The men's finish proved to be a little less positive; they finished fi_fth, but remember, early season meets are run primarily against larger schools. But all completed the grueling course, going the extra mile to give it their best effort. At the DMLC Homecoming meet on Oct. 5, runners from DMLC, Northwestern, Concordia, st. Catherine's, Pillsbury and Alumni came together for a merry race in uniforms of red, yellow, and green. The ladies were delayed by a faulty gun, but once on their way, Brenda Baerbock, Bethany Kuster; and a runner from Concordia took and maintained a steady lead. All in all, everyone did a good job. Our DMLC women took first and the guys took third. Medals were received by: Brenda Baerbock 2nd, Bethany Kuster 3rd, Patty Schimmel 4th, Megan Gross and Kurt Gosdeck 5th and Dave Lange 7th.
GOLF'SEASON UNDERWAY Shelly Toepel Staff Writer This golf season there was only one returning player, Senior Tom Price. The top players right now are: Tim Walkley, Scott Gostchock, Dave Schroeder, Andy Fix, and Jeff Weichman. The last two positions vary each meet due to the close scores among the players. The other five players are: Phil Cole, Paul Quandt, Tom Price, Joel Wade, and Dave Zank. The team practices at the New Ulm Country Club on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. DMLC hosted the Conference Meet October 4th and 5th. The coaches are also allowed to play in the meets, but their scores don't count. Dean Woldt is among them, but was too shy to reveal his score.
LADY LANCERS SET FOR VICTORY Jenny Schroer and Shelly Toepel Staff Writers The Lady Lancers Volleyball team started off the season on the right foot. The Lancers defeated the team from St. Catherine's of St. Paul in three games 15-7, 15-7 and 15-9. Kari Rosenburg had a good night pacing the Lancers with twelve kills, four ace blocks, and nine digs. Tina Goltz had three ace blocks and Kelly Paulsen had 10 digs while Laura Adamczyk had nine. Paulsen and Kirsten Just led the team with service points earning thirteen and eleven points respectively. Gustavus Adolphus gave the Lancers a harder time of it. The Lady Lancers defeated the Gusties 3-2. This game was the first match for the Gusties so they began with first-game jitters. After DMLC won the first two matches, the Gusties counter-attacked, taking the next two matches. In the end, the Lancers prevailed with a 15-12 score, taking the last match. Cathy Oldfield had eighteen set assists, while Sandi Carter had fifteen. Kari Rosenburg had thirteen kills and five ace blocks. Kirsten Just had fifteen defensive saves and sixteen service points. The Lady Lancers had a 13-0 record going into homecoming weekend. However, they suffered their first loss in a close five game match with WLC. Even though the defeat showed in their record, it didn't show in the spirit of the players. The Lancers are back and ready to attack. In the Gustavus Adolphus tournament October 12, they placed second. The districts will be held on the DMLC campus November 1-2. The fans are very supportive and very much appreciated. The Lancer volleyball team and coach extend a "thank-you" to all their loyal fans. They ask for your continuing support for the remainder of the season. Set yourself up for the next Lancer kill so the Lancers can bump themselves up in their ranking!