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.
After terrific improvement during the fall season under new coach Jerry Ericksen’s watch, the Carleton men’s golf team looks to continue to rise in the MIAC.
Alec Roman ’10 who became the first Carleton men’s golfer since 2003 to receive all-MIAC honors and only the fourth Knight ever, should continue to be the low scorer on the Carleton roster.
Carleton College’s men’s tennis team clinched a spot in the upcoming MIAC playoffs with a 9-0 win at Macalester College on Monday night. Under the lights of Macalester’s home court, Carleton swept every match in straight sets, with no player losing more than five games in their contest.
Despite the best efforts of the rain, the cold, and Jose Conseco, baseball season is alive and well this spring. The Knights are in the midst of a marathon game schedule, and this past week saw a lot of great action.
The Carleton College women's golf team, on the strength of strong showings at the Jekyll Island Collegiate and Wartburg Spring Invitational, moved up four spots to 18th in the latest Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association Division III Coaches poll.
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.