This past weekend, Carleton’s cross-country teams did not compete, but both squads will lace up their racing shoes tomorrow, with the women hosting the Running of the Cows and the men splitting their time between Oregon and the Crown College Invite.
Wins continue for scorching Men's Soccer: First-place Knights roast Royals, torch Tommies, await Auggies for huge match
The Carleton Men's Soccer team experienced a triumphant return to Bell Field this week. With a pair of home games against MIAC foes, the Knights were able to smash a beleaguered Bethel University squad and stomp on the University St. Thomas.
This week proved challenging for the Lady Knights, as they first took on national No. 20 Concordia College and, for only the second true home match of their season, Augsburg College. The team suffered devastating losses in both matches but continues to show promise in its challenging conference.
Carleton rookie David Flynn fired a final-round even-par 72 to tie for third place, earning All-Conference distinction at the MIAC Championships last weekend and establishing a new program standard at the event. The Knights finished seventh in the team competition with a score of 947.
The Carleton Men’s Soccer team continued its reign of terror over both MIAC and regional foes with two convincing wins this week. On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Saint John’s University to stomp on the dreams of the upset-minded Johnnies, 3-1. Tuesday found the Knights answering Northwestern College’s prayers for a mercifully quick defeat as Carleton prevailed 2-0.
With each new game comes a new challenge, and this past Saturday, the Carleton Women’s Soccer team once again passed the test. Working one goal behind from the fifth minute, the Knights were able to equalize in the second half and hammer home a victory against the College of St. Benedict late into double overtime.With Concordia losing, the Knights now stand alone atop the MIAC.
This week proved trying for the Knights, as the team won both of its games at the Hamline Triangular last Friday but lost in straight sets to the College of St. Benedict on Wednesday.
With the Carleton football team’s foreseeable future at Laird Stadium marred in uncertainty and bloated carp, this past weekend’s “Homecoming” game required that the nomadic squad host Augsburg College at Northfield High School’s Memorial Field. Though the scenery was a bit different, the game itself provided the Carleton faithful with a familiar spectacle, as the Knights won on Homecoming for the third straight year and pushed their ongoing win-streak to two games with a 38-28 triumph.
Last Friday the women’s cross-country team took advantage of another opportunity to refine race strategies and get the whole team out racing by heading over to Eau Claire, WI for the Blugold Open. Many strong efforts led Carleton to a 3rd place finish.
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.