The bleak exterior of the Warner Palaestra Pool, which hosts both the St. Bens and St Johns, swim teams, posed a high contrast to the electrifying meet the Knights were having inside.
On the weekend of January 10-11, sixteen cross-country skiers from Carleton competed in the 24 Hours of Telemark (24T), one of the nation's only 24-hour cross-country ski races.
Carleton finished an action-packed week of men's basketball Wednesday night with a thrilling 72-67 victory over visiting Gustavus Adolphus. Senior forward Zach Johnson scored 28 points on 10-15 shooting as the Knights (11-4, 7-3 MIAC) avenged last year's playoff loss and drew even with the Gusties (8-7, 7-3 MIAC) for third in the conference standings.
The men and women’s swimming teams both competed at a triangular meet versus Saint Mary’s and Luther last weekend.
Sarah Lincoln ’09 posted her 11th career double-double in a 67-55 Knights (5-7, 4-5 MIAC) win over the Augsburg Auggies (2-10, 0-9 MIAC) on Wednesday.
While most of Carleton's student body was home for winter break, the men's basketball team started its season in impressive fashion, upsetting two Division II opponents on a Thanksgiving-week trip to Hawaii, then returning home to win five of its first seven conference games.
Though the season opener against Hibbing Community College was a disappointment to the Carleton hockey team, they didn’t let their 12-7 loss impact their second game. A day later, they won a decisive 7-4 victory over Bethel, a team they will face again later in the season.
Keren Gudeman and Bob Carlson were voted regional coaches of the year for their teams' successes in the 2008 season.
Championshp season has come to Carleton. Last weekend, Carleton fans braved the cold weather to watch both the men’s and women’s soccer teams win in the MIAC Championship game, with the women defeating Concordia 3-0, while the men needed penalty kicks to defeat Augsburg.
There have been some magical happenings on Bell Field this past week for Carleton women’s soccer. Last Saturday, the Knights faced Concordia in the MIAC Playoffs Championship game. There was a lot on the line, as the winning team received not only the prestige of being the best in the conference, but also an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship tournament.
Despite swirling winds as high as 30 mph and a 5-degree windchill, the Carleton aerial attack was very effective, totaling 372 yards in the passing game as the Knights rallied for a 41-28 victory at Concordia. Carleton scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away for the victory.
Though the wind howled and sky threatened to pour out its wrath on those assembled at Bell last Saturday, the men’s soccer team calmly and coolly guaranteed themselves a spot in the NCAA Championships with a penalty kick shootout victory over Augsburg.