After a restful mid-term break, the volleyball team returned to action this past Wednesday taking on 10th ranked St. Thomas in St. Paul. But the Knights’ slow starts in each set were too much to overcome as they lost in three sets 25-21, 25-19, 25-16. The loss brings Carleton's record to 13-8, and 3-5 in the MIAC. Next up for the Knights will be Hamline Universty. Hamline is coming off of their first win in the MIAC after defeating Macalester, a team that Carleton swept in three sets last week.
Last week the women’s cross-country team hosted Winona State University and Cornell College at the Running of the Cows. The Knights won the meet, as well as taking home the individual titles of “Reserve Champion” and “Grand Champion.” They don’t call it the Running of the Cows for nothing, as also evidenced by the presence of not one, but two, cows on the starting line. Hopefully you were there and already know all the details, but in case you missed the home meet, here’s a recap.
In their final tune-up before next weekend’s MIAC Championship, the men’s cross country team finished second at Saturday’s Running of the Cows, a small, three-team home meet contested in Upper Arb. Charlie Gamble ’10 led Cornell’s Andrew Tobben for much of the race, but could not hold on to the junior at the end, falling to second place in 26:21. Tobben surged in the final two kilometers to stop the clock at 25:49.
This past Saturday the Carleton Women suffered a frustrating 0-0 draw against Augsburg College. Dominating possession of the ball, the Knights had twenty-two shots to Augsburg’s three. Unfortunately however, the Carleton women are facing the harsh reality that a beautifully played game without a correspondingly positive result will not deliver them to the playoffs.
While the rest of the student body studied frantically, midterms were the least of Kathryn Schmidt's worries this Thursday. The sophomore traveled to tennis hotbed Mobile, Alabama to compete in the highly selective ITA National College Championships this weekend.
Carleton came up just short on both of its final drives, and a 24-yard field goal by Augsburg’s Jack Christopherson with 6:55 remaining proved the difference as the Auggies defeated the Knights, 31-28, at Edor Nelson Field last Saturday.
Last Friday the Knights lost a nail bitter to 19th ranked Concordia College-Moorhead losing in a heartbreaking five sets. Their most recent match, last Wednesday against Macalester was a different story as the Knights came out on top in the first two sets again, winning 25-21, and 25-14, but this time the Knights put the match away in the third in convincing manner 25-16.
Another week has passed and the men’s soccer team has added yet another pair of wins to their overall record. The Knights started out the week by welcoming UW-Platteville to Bell Field on a chilly Saturday afternoon. On Wednesday, the Knights traveled to St. Thomas in a crucial MIAC matchup.
The men’s cross country team made its season debut in the NCAA Central Region rankings at #9 this week after a great team race at the Dan Huston Invitational in Waverly, Iowa last Saturday. The Knights finished fourth as a team, falling only to nationally-ranked Augustana, Wisconsin-Platteville and Wisonsin-LaCrosse.
Last Saturday the women’s cross-country team traveled down to the flat land of windmills to challenge a number of regional squads, including the strong host, Wartburg College. The Knights placed 3rd, impressive alone, and even more so after you consider that many of the team’s usual scorers did not compete. We’ll see if the team’s strategy of taking out sick runners now to prevent illness later pays off in November.
Despite the challenge of practicing in snow this past week, the women’s soccer team came out looking sharp against St. Thomas on Wednesday. Continuing through two rounds of overtime the game ended with a score of 0-0. Although not the win the Knights were hoping for, a shut out against the St. Thomas Tommies is nevertheless an impressive feat.
The Goat Trophy will remain on the east side of the Cannon River for another glorious year after Carleton College held on to defeat cross-town rival St. Olaf College 17-13 last Saturday at Laird Stadium.