After the Knights’ impressive 3-1 showing at the Border Battle this past weekend, the Carleton volleyball team hit a bit of a roadblock on Wednesday when they faced 16th ranked College of St. Benedict. The Blazers, who were riding a 12-match winning streak, were just too much for the Knights who lost all three sets, despite having leads in each set. The Knights were led by Kelly Lovett '11 who had 11 kills and Beth Jarrett '11 who contibuted 19 assists.
The men’s cross country team rested last weekend, opting for a third workout rather than another 8-kilometer race. The Knights will send the most complete team they have fielded this season to Wartburg College’s Dan Huston Invitational tomorrow in Waverly, Iowa. Mother Nature plans to challenge the Carleton harriers with cold, rain and possibly even snow. In unfavorable conditions at last year’s NCAA Central Region Championships, the Fellahs outperformed all expectations to finish 10th.
The men's tennis team closed out their extensive three-week season last weekend with a strong showing at the Fall ITA Midwest Regional, held at Gustavus Adolphus College and various locations due to rain.
The Knights began another busy week with a win over St. John’s University by a score of 3-0. On Wednesday, the Bethel Pipers failed to stop the Knights attack as Ross Hamilton ’10 scored his third and fourth goals of the season to reassure the Knights’ win. The 4-0 victory keeps the Knights atop the MIAC standings at 6-1 (8-3 overall).
Another week has passed, and the men’s soccer team finds itself two wins closer to a third straight MIAC postseason. The recent wave of success has left the Knights in sole possession of first place in the MIAC standings. On Saturday, the Knights battled Hamline University on Bell Field deep into two overtimes before coming away with the win.
Led by a breakout performance from sophomore quarterback Vaughn Schmid, the Knights (2-1, 0-1 MIAC) pummeled the Scots 38-0 (1-3) at Macalester Stadium in St. Paul and held on to the Book of Knowledge for the seventh straight year.
The men’s cross country team fought one of the most challenging courses in the state and one of the deepest fields in the nation to finish 18th of 35 teams at Saturday’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis.
In what should hardly come as a surprise, Charlie Gamble ’10 was the first Knight across the line, finishing 34th in 26:55.7. Gamble ran patiently, reaching the 1-kilometer mark in 140th place.
The women’s golf team moved up to Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association's national ranking to the 19th spot after previously being unranked.
The Women’s Soccer team suffered a tough loss this past Wednesday to longtime rival Macalster. Despite dominating possession of the ball the Knights were unable to penetrate the Macalster defense.
It was just one of those days at Laird Stadium. You knew it was bad when the largest cheers came after the announcements that Carleton's soccer and volleyball teams had won their matches. After squeaking out a win over Cornell College (Iowa) two weeks ago, the Knights football team stumbled last Saturday, falling to visiting Bethel 42-7 in the MIAC opener.
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, the men’s soccer team has battled back to the top of the MIAC conference. While the team graduated a significant number of players, new recruits as well as key returners have made important contributions to the team’s recently found success.
The men’s cross country team opened its 2009 campaign sending partial squads to two invitationals. First, the upperclass harriers traveled to Grinnell, Iowa for the Les Duke Invite September 12 and finished 11th. The seven knights who made the trip south fought hot and humid conditions, with the temperature in the high seventies at race time.