Tom Sawatzke ‘13 did it again. With the game tied, under a minute to play, and the shot clock running down, the senior guard drained a contested three-pointer to put the Carleton College men’s basketball team ahead for good in its quarterfinal playoff matchup with Bethel University.
The Carleton College baseball team got the 2013 campaign started off Tuesday, with a doubleheader sweep of Crown College. Playing at the Metrodome, the Knights prevailed by scores of 26-5 and 17-0, with the second game featuring a three-pitcher, combined no-hitter for Carleton.
Sometimes it is hard to tell how well a track team did purely by looking at the point total at the end of the day. The Knights finished third among the four squads participating in the Meet of the Hearts held at Carleton College’s Recreation Center.
The Carleton College women’s track and field team won six events at the Meet of the Hearts this past Saturday, with the first-years accounting for all five of the individual event victories and encompassing half of the Knights’ record-setting distance medley relay unit.
Emma Purfeerst ‘14 notched a team-high 15 points and six rebounds, as the Carleton College women’s basketball team completed a sweep of the season series against Macalester College with a 61-53 victory on the road.
Senior Scott Theisen ’13 continued his amazing season last week with a trio of tremendous performances and some serious career milestones. The versatile Knights’ wing reached 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in his stellar career last week and notched his second triple-double of the season while leading Carleton to a 3-0 record and the brink of a MIAC Playoff berth.
In a back-and-forth affair that featured eight ties and a dozen lead changes, the Carleton College men’s basketball team came up just short against the visiting squad from Gustavus Adolphus College, 54-52.
Senior All-American Erik Klontz ‘13 won three individual events and two relays at the St. Thomas Conference Invitational. He wasn’t simply victorious in the 50-yard freestyle, though, he won by nearly a full second and did so in NCAA Championships automatic qualifying time of 20.10.
Alex Chin ‘13 returned to the lineup and won three singles matches and a pair of doubles contests as the Carleton College men’s tennis team went 2-1 during the opening weekend of play for the indoor season.
Sometimes, it’s all about momentum. That certainly proved to be the case in Monday’s rivalry game between the Carleton College women’s basketball team and their cross-town foes from St. Olaf College. Sophomore Skylar Tsutsui scored a game-high 18 points as the Knights pulled away from the Oles for a 66-47 triumph.
Despite his eight assists and seven rebounds, it was senior Scott Theisen’s nine points that will be remembered most out of everything in Wednesday’s game. Those tallies placed him in elite company as just the 27th member of the Carleton 1,000-point club as the Knights defeated Augsburg College 63-58 to move into sole possession of fourth place in the MIAC standings.
It’s extremely early in the 2013 season, but if the initial indications come to mean anything, it could be a very exciting indoor campaign for the Carleton College men’s track and field team. The Knights won three events at the Minnesota State Mankato Open, a meet that featured mostly competitors from NCAA Division II institutions.