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.
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.