Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams ended their seasons last weekend at the MIAC conference tournament. Played at Gustavus Adolphus College, the tournament hosts the top six teams from the conference. The winner, which, for at least the past fifteen years has been Gustavus in both men’s and women’s competition, receives an automatic spot in the regional tournament.
The Carleton’s women’s golf team closed their regular season with a strong fourth-place finish at the UW-Eau Claire Spring Invitational. The Knights’ fourth-place showing was particularly impressive considering that the Knights were competing against second-ranked University of St. Thomas, fourth-ranked UW-Stevens Points, and 16th-ranked UW-Eau Claire. Coach Sieger’s team was lead by freshman phenom Laura Knutson who finished in third place by shooting a six-over par 79, which is just one shot off her best single-round score. For her efforts, Knutson was named MIAC Player of the Week. By shooting a 79, Knutson finished with the best scoring average (85.6) turned in by a Carleton freshman in school history.
Victory for the underdogs: Carleton's women's rugby finishes second undefeated season, wins Regional Tournament
Of the forty-two girls on the roster for the Carleton Women’s Rugby Football Club, almost all of them awoke at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 to high winds and a building snowstorm anticipating the worst at their upcoming tournament. Forwards co-captain Mallory Hoffman ’08 said she had “no doubts whatsoever,” but for most of the team, winning the regional All-Saints tournament in St. Cloud, Minn. was an unbelievable, thrilling victory.
Carleton exorcised the demons from the 2007 Carleton Relays, where they finished 13th place, by finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Carleton Relays. With their fourth place showing, Coach Rick’s team made a statement in the MIAC by defeating conference foes Bethel and St. Olaf.
The Carleton women’s track and field team was up against stiff competition last Saturday at St. Olaf’s annual Manitou Classic. More than 15 teams competed, with NCAA Division II and Division III teams from both Minnesota and Wisconsin bringing athletes.
The women’s golf team beat the 36-hole Carleton scoring record at 673 while finished third at the Minnesota Women’s Collegiate Golf Association’s State Championship this past weekend.
Needing two wins to stay in the running for a place in the MIAC conference tournament, women's tennis delivered wins. Men's tennis were also successful and have earned a second seed position.
The Carleton Knights just couldn’t seem to catch a break this week, getting swept in back-to-back series in four extremely close games.
Two Carleton teams won the Northwoods Sectional tournament last weekend as four Carleton frisbee teams advanced to Regionals. Carleton’s two women’s teams – Syzygy and Eclipse – and two of the three men’s teams – GOP and CUT – will play this weekend in Decorah, Iowa on the campus of Luther College.
The Carleton men’s lacrosse team continues to roll as it heads into Saturday’s showdown with the number two-ranked team in the country, the St. Thomas Tommies. The Knights are coming off huge victories over the weekend against North Dakota and Augsburg in which they scored a combined 27 goals against the two teams.
The women's tennis team finally returned to outdoor play 18 days after Spring Break only to be stopped by the wind-efficient Scots of Macalester.
The women uncharacteristically began the dual with singles play. Macalester certainly made the best of the wind and home-court advantage, winning the first five singles matches off the court en route to capturing the 6-3 victory.
The Knights played well this past week, picking up their first MIAC win while going a hard-fought 2-4. Last Thursday, Carleton split a double-header against Augsburg, winning the much more important second game to pick up their first conference victory.