2011 Spring Issue 4 (April 29, 2011)
The Knights, not the Grinnell College Pioneers, were the team paving the way this weekend as the Carleton women’s tennis defeated Grinnell solidly, 9-0, last Saturday. While no team member even lost a set, Sarah Thappa ’12 blazed through her matches with a sound 6-3, 6-0 victory in singles and an 8-1 victory in doubles with partner Katherine Greenberg ’14.
The 3-6 Carleton Men’s Lacrosse season kicked off in February, with the team travelling to Augsburg to play in a dome against St. John’s. The Knights play St. Olaf tonight.
Carleton’s women’s lacrosse squad ended their season Thursday, April 14 in a disappointing home loss to their cross-town rival St. Olaf, 12-6. The Knights came out strong in the second half but were unable to recover despite the motivating presence of Stevie P. in the stands.
On Thursday, April 21, Carleton sent most of its men’s track and field team to the Capitol City Championship hosted by Hamline in St. Paul. For the second straight week, inclement weather threatened to disrupt the meet, but the winds died down enough to allow several Carleton athletes to enjoy huge performances.The Knights were back in action on Thursday at the Macalester Twilight.
Wondering what happened to the women’s track team when no article was published last week? It so happens that it snowed last Friday and the competition at St. Olaf was canceled.
Lousy weather continues to be the bane of Knights baseball, which, along with a plethora of on-the-field miscues, have collectively made for a tough slog of a season. The familiar mix of errors, wild pitches, and a lack of timely hitting all contributed to Carleton’s defeats on Monday, when the team faced off against the Macalester Scots to observe Senior Day.
Due to rainy weather over the past two weeks, the Carleton softball team has a jam-packed schedule for their last week of regular MIAC season play. The team will play four doubleheaders in the next five days. The Knights will take on the College of Saint Benedict Blazers today in St. Cloud then return to Northfield to play St. Olaf College on Friday afternoon.