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.
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.