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.
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.
It was just one of those days at Laird Stadium. You knew it was bad when the largest cheers came after the announcements that Carleton's soccer and volleyball teams had won their matches. After squeaking out a win over Cornell College (Iowa) two weeks ago, the Knights football team stumbled last Saturday, falling to visiting Bethel 42-7 in the MIAC opener.
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, the men’s soccer team has battled back to the top of the MIAC conference. While the team graduated a significant number of players, new recruits as well as key returners have made important contributions to the team’s recently found success.
The men’s cross country team opened its 2009 campaign sending partial squads to two invitationals. First, the upperclass harriers traveled to Grinnell, Iowa for the Les Duke Invite September 12 and finished 11th. The seven knights who made the trip south fought hot and humid conditions, with the temperature in the high seventies at race time.
This past Wednesday the Carleton Women’s soccer team came out tenacious with a 2-0 victory against University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse.
This past memorial day, Carleton’s men’s ultimate team, CUT, won the 2009 UPA College National Championships, held at Ohio State University. In the finals, CUT faced Colorado’s Mamabird and defeated them 15-11, the exact same opponent and score of CUT’s last National Championship in 2001. Carleton’s women’s team, Syzygy also competed this past weekend coming in 9th place in the 20-team field.
Carleton’s women’s ultimate team, Syzygy entered the 2009 UPA College National Championship seeded 12th out of 20 teams, but finished tied for 9th place, ending their season on a strong note.
Syzygy came in seeded third in their pool, but broke seed defeating Washington University, Illinois, and North Carolina-Wilmington. They suffered there lone loss in pool play to eventual national champion UC-Santa Barbara.