The Carleton lacrosse team kicked off a new season toward the end of winter term with 3 games and is now in the main part of the season. Armed with stylish new jerseys and helmets, the team has come into the season with an unprecedented level of seriousness and focus, despite the loss of the godfather of the team Jim Watkins ’07, who graduated last year and is currently playing in the prestigious Wall Street League.
Carleton’s Men’s Tennis team continued their hot streak from their spring break trip as they returned to action last Saturday to take on Central College and Coe College of the Iowa Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The Knights defeated Central College 8-1 early in the day and then defeated No 25 ranked Coe College 8-1 as well.
First year head coach Luciano Battaglini suffered his first loss at Carleton as the Knights lost 9-0 to Luther College, the number 9th ranked team in the central region. The loss came as a disappointment as the Knights won last years match 6-3
The Knights lost to Gustavus in dramatic fashion last night in overtime in the MIAC semi-finals.The Knights led for most of the contest and the entire second half until Gustavus’ Jesse Van Sickle hit a three pointer with five seconds left in regulation. Gustavus then won in overtime 71-70.
Jeremy Sutherland ‘10 had an outstanding game with a career high 25 points. He got off to a fast start scoring ten of Carleton’s first twelve points. He ended the first half with ten points.
Behind Sutherland’s hot shooting, the Knights pulled out to an early 19-11 lead,but Gustavus worked their way back and were only down by 31-29 at the half.
The Carleton women’s track and field team rose to the competition at Saturday’s University of Minnesota Parents’ Day Open, recording 21 season or personal best performances. One of the most impressive personal best performances was recorded by Laura Roach ’10, who had a seven second personal best in the mile run, to finish third, and second among collegiate athletes. Her time of 5:11.32 is the fourth fastest time run in the MIAC this season.
After defeating Concordia college in the first round of the MIAC playoffs, the Knights defeated St. Benedict on Wednesday to advance to the MIAC Championship game on Saturday where a bid to the NCAA tournament will be on the line.In advancing to the championship game, Carleton has already bested last season’s effort when they lost in the semi-finals of the MIAC playoffs.
The Knights remained unbeaten after an impressive defeat of St. Thomas University. The Knights are now 8-0 and 3-0 in MIAC competition. The Knights won 7-2, losing only in first singles and second doubles.
Ted Marschall led the men’s swimming and diving team to a third place finish at the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships, held last weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, the highest finish in Knights history.
The Carleton College women's tennis team won four of the six singles matches to secure a 5-4 victory over Bethel University. The Knights, ranked No. 15 in the Central Region, improved to 3-0 overall and in the conference.
Junior Hannah Oken-Berg tallied 17 points to become the 10th member of Carleton College’s 1,000-point club, but it was not enough as the Knights fell to crosstown rival St. Olaf College, 63-51.
The Knights, the 7th ranked team in the central region, continued their undefeated start as they beat 10th ranked Carthage 5-4 last Sunday to improve to 7-0.
The Knights defended the Goat Trophy successfully Wednesday night with a 62-51 victory at St. Olaf. The Knights also secured a birth to the MIAC playoffs and forced Olaf out of the playoff hunt with the win.