The volleyball team took to the court against the Central College Dutch in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Carleton, ranked No. 25 in the latest CSTV/AVCA poll, was making its 3rd all-time appearance in the national tournament. Unfortunately for the Knights, their stay was brief as the Dutch swept Carleton by game scores of 30-27, 30-23 and 30-21.
For the 88th time in their storied history, the Carleton football Knights took on the St. Olaf Oles in their annual battle for the Goat Trophy, in the Cereal Bowl. Despite an impressive first-half offensive output, the Knights fell behind late in the second quarter on the way to their sixth loss of the season.
Despite an impressive first-half offensive output, the Knights fell behind late in the second quarter on the way to their sixth loss of the season. After pretentiously-spelled Ole running back Coty Watkins scored on an opening-drive 1-yard run, the Knights put up 21 unanswered points on the strength of quarterback Shane Henfling’s ’09 ridiculous talent. The St. Olaf defensive backs, most notably cornerbacks Sven Johnson and Leif Erickson (or something like that), were simply no match for Henfling’s poise and accuracy. With the help of receiver Matt Frank’s ’09 hands and tight end Steve Ramey’s ’09 facial hair, Henfling finished the contest with a career-high 421 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and a school-record 33 completions. Frank finished with an All-American-like 12 receptions for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Ramey added 101 yards on 6 catches.