Hamline News

Queck, Kielsa earn D3football.com weekly honor

The pair helped lead the Pipers to a 38-28 road victory over Augsburg College on Saturday, the first over the Auggies since 2002 and the first time Hamline has won "The Hammer" in the five-year history of the trophy.

Queck racked up 184 yards on seven catches and added 28 yards on kick returns for 212 all-purpose yards on the day. He also had an 80-yard touchdown reception from MIAC offensive player of the week Adam Meyer (So., Cold Spring, Minn.). The TD catch was the only play on the scoring drive.

On the possession prior to Queck’s 80-yard TD catch, he was a key factor in allowing one of his teammates to finish his run on a 75-yard TD pass. On Alex House’s (So., Champlin, Minn.) long run to the goal line after a catch, Queck’s key block at the 20-yard line stopped the final two Auggie defensive backs in pursuit.

The 75-yard TD broke a 7-7 tie and put Hamline up 14-7, and the 80-yard TD gave Hamline a 21-7 halftime lead. Queck also had a 41-yard catch to start off Hamline’s final scoring drive that gave the Pipers the 10-point margin of victory.

Kielsa had six breakups and nine tackles, seven solo, in a 38-28 win against Augsburg. He was the key factor in preventing Augsburg touchdowns on long pass and rush attempts in three drives -- posting solo tackles or break-ups to prevent the score.

To see the complete D3football.com Team of the Week for week five, click here.

With the win over Augsburg, the Pipers moved to 2-2, 1-2 MIAC. They will host Saint John's in their homecoming game this Saturday, October 20, at 1:00 p.m.