Fun in the sun for XC teams at Blugold Open: Rookie Huderle leads way as Men set numerous personal records
For 14 Carls, a crisp autumn day, beautiful fall colors, the promise of a good race, and the opportunity to miss classes after 3a led to an interstate journey to Whitetail Golf Course near Colfax, Wisconsin for a Friday afternoon race at UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Open.
In the wake of the flood, the Carleton Women’s Soccer team has created a storm of its own, wiping out any team that dares stand its path. They blew past their MIAC competition this week, finding the back of the net a total of nine times en route to wins over Hamline University and Macalester College.
The Knights had a busy week, with another pair of games last weekend and a rematch of last year’s MIAC championship with Macalester on Wednesday. Though Carleton shut out its weekend opponents, the Scots slipped by the Knights, 1-0, handing Carleton its first MIAC defeat of the season.
Last week’s flood of biblical proportions may have drowned the football team’s home stadium and practice fields, but it could not wash away their resolve, as the Knights dug deep on Saturday to notch their first win of the season in a rousing 45-21 blowout of host Hamline University.
Despite the extensive flooding in the Knights’ home of West Gym, the women’s volleyball team continued to put up a fight this week, hosting both St. Mary’s and Bethel University on neutral territory. The team suffered tough losses against both schools, each time in a nail-biting final set.
While the Cannon River did its best to take away the cross country team’s training grounds last week, the Knights were not deterred. They kept running, whether through the river or on high ground, and readied themselves for the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota. Many outstanding efforts resulted in an eighth place finish for the Knights. Carleton’s women were the second finishers from the Central Region and the first finishers from the MIAC.
“Twenty-five Years of Awesome” proclaimed the slogan for the 25th annual Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. On Saturday, Carleton’s men’s cross country team escaped the flooded Northfield area to take part in Griak’s claimed awesomeness.
This past weekend, the Gods of Plastic ultimate team headed to Appleton, Wisconsin to participate in the UPA Division-III collegiate ultimate championships. This was the first year that the championship was run by the Ultimate Players Association (UPA), with the previous years championships being privately run.
After hearing about the performances at the MIAC Championships, you may have been wondering, “What’s next?” As it turns out, track was not quite over. The week following the conference championships a number of Knights trekked over to competitions termed “Last Chance Meets” for exactly that: a last chance.
For the second straight year, Carleton College sophomore Kathryn Schmidt ‘12 was among 32 single players selected by the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Committee to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships. Schmidt is the first Knight since Leslie Gale '91 to qualify twice for the NCAA tournament as an individual player.
The week following the conference championships a number of Knights trekked over to competitions termed “Last Chance Meets” for exactly that: a last chance. Kelly Lovett ’11 headed up to La Crosse to toss spears, throwing a new school record distance of 44.80 m. Her throw ranks her as second in the country at this time.
GOP held its downwind offensive points and finally with the 10-9 lead, senior captain Andy Cochrane hit senior captain Eric Alexander for the tournament-winning goal.