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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Carolina Del Santo and Gabe Guertler are this week’s UPEI Panther Subway athletes of the week.
Del Santo is a third-year science student from Barcelona, Spain, and a centre on the women’s basketball team. The Panthers swept Saint Mary’s University in two games over the weekend, extending its winning streak to seven and holding onto the first place in the Atlantic University Sport conference.
Del Santo scored back-to-back double-doubles, scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds Friday and then scoring 20 and hauling down 18 boards Saturday.
“Carolina had a great weekend for us,” said coach Matt Gamblin. “She has great anticipation defensively and instincts for rebounding. With her constantly improving offensive game, she is really developing into a complete player.”
Guertler is a fourth-year business student from Plantation, Fla., and a forward on the men’s hockey team. The Panthers lost 6-3 to St. FX Friday and defeated Dalhousie 5-3 Saturday. Guertler scored a natural hat trick Saturday.
“Gabe brought a different compete level and intensity to his game against Dalhousie,” said coach Forbes MacPherson. “He was rewarded for his efforts with three goals.”