The men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end last Saturday following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Macalester College in the championship game of the MIAC tournament. Despite the loss, the Knights still had hopes for an NCAA tournament bid of their own. Their dreams would be crushed on Sunday night, however, when they were denied their second straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Women ranked second after victory at MIAC Championship
Gamble and Davis look to help men repeat surprise finish of last year
It was the final home game for five Carleton seniors, and two turned in stellar performances. Defensive end Adam Hallbeck matched his career high with nine tackles and added a sack and fumble recovery. Running back Phil Blue notched 55 yards on five carries, including an electrifying 47-yard gallop that highlighted the Knights’ first scoring drive
--------------------------------Men shutout Tommies 3-0 -------------------Women top Concordia in PKs----------
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, could have predicted the outcome of Saturday’s race at Como Park, but Carleton’s women’s cross-country team isn’t complaining. They outran Bethel University 65 to 91 to win the 2009 MIAC Championships.
The Carleton College offense turned in quite a mixed bag on Saturday. Several players set career highs, but six turnovers nullified the strong individual performances as the Knights fell on the road to Hamline University 34-17. Come on out to Laird Stadium at 1 p.m. for 2009’s final home game.
The men’s cross country team improved last year’s conference finish by one spot, taking 6th place in Saturday’s MIAC Championships at Como Park in St. Paul. Charlie Gamble ’10 battled sickness during the week and managed a 22nd-place finish in 27:01. John Davis ’11 ran his best race of the season to finish 24th in 27:03.
Its fall, and that means IM’s galore! Although the premature chills and rain might hamper some leagues, Carls are just that dedicated, or crazy, with some of the wettest days being the most attended. There are currently 7 leagues (Flag Football, 3x3 Basketball, Ultimate, Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball, and the new addition Racquetball).
After falling behind early, the Carleton College women’s soccer team rallied for a crucial 3-1 triumph at St. Catherine University behind the first career hat trick by sophomore Niki Tomita. The victory moved the Knights (8-5-4/5-2-3 MIAC) into a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Carleton needs a win over crosstown rival St. Olaf College on Saturday to clinch a berth in the MIAC Playoffs.
If you were wandering the Lower Arb last Saturday, you may have stumbled across the women’s cross-country team running a 3k time trial. The Lady Knights will use the momentum generated by this speedy effort to launch themselves into the MIAC Championships this Saturday at Como Park in St. Paul.
There were moments early in the second half when it looked like Carleton College was capable of a monumental upset, but in the end, the relentless rushing attack of No. 19 University of St. Thomas was too much for the Knights, as the visitors pulled away late for a 48-28 win.
Tomorrow afternoon, Carleton’s harriers will race at the MIAC Championships at Como Park in St. Paul. The Knights look to improve dramatically on last year’s seventh place team finish. Five runners return from last year’s top seven. Charlie Gamble ’10 has led the way for the Knights all season. The San Diego, California native has been Carleton’s top finisher at every meet this season, and is the fifth returner after finishing ninth overall in 2008.