The sun shone its light, parents came to a pasta party, and the women’s cross-country team invited some friends to the Upper Arb for the Running of the Cows, a friendly competition on Saturday against Saint Benedict and Concordia. The cows marked the starting line, one representing the spirit of Dave Ricks, as the meet really missed his announcing, but made do without.
All good things must come to an end. Such was the case Saturday, when the famed Goat Trophy ended its glorious two-year stay in the warm embrace of Carleton College on Saturday as the Knights fell 49-24 at St. Olaf. Now, like Persephone condemned to serve as Hades’ mistress, our fair Goat begins another joyless stretch of imprisonment across the Cannon.
This past weekend, Carleton’s cross-country teams did not compete, but both squads will lace up their racing shoes tomorrow, with the women hosting the Running of the Cows and the men splitting their time between Oregon and the Crown College Invite.
Wins continue for scorching Men's Soccer: First-place Knights roast Royals, torch Tommies, await Auggies for huge match
The Carleton Men's Soccer team experienced a triumphant return to Bell Field this week. With a pair of home games against MIAC foes, the Knights were able to smash a beleaguered Bethel University squad and stomp on the University St. Thomas.
At least the pizza from Fergus Falls was good. Everything else about Saturday’s trip to Concordia-Moorhead was a bitter disappointment for the Carleton football team, who had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 26-14 defeat. The Knights (2-3, 2-2 MIAC) are left seeing red and wondering what could have been after five trips inside the red zone resulted in only one touchdown.
Women's Soccer stays hot, wins two: Victories over Bethel and St. Thomas push win streak to eight, keep Knights atop MIAC
The Carleton Women’s Soccer team topped two conference rivals on the road this past week, both by a margin of one goal. With these important victories, the Knights retain their position atop the MIAC leader board.
This week proved challenging for the Lady Knights, as they first took on national No. 20 Concordia College and, for only the second true home match of their season, Augsburg College. The team suffered devastating losses in both matches but continues to show promise in its challenging conference.
With each new game comes a new challenge, and this past Saturday, the Carleton Women’s Soccer team once again passed the test. Working one goal behind from the fifth minute, the Knights were able to equalize in the second half and hammer home a victory against the College of St. Benedict late into double overtime.With Concordia losing, the Knights now stand alone atop the MIAC.
Carleton rookie David Flynn fired a final-round even-par 72 to tie for third place, earning All-Conference distinction at the MIAC Championships last weekend and establishing a new program standard at the event. The Knights finished seventh in the team competition with a score of 947.
This week proved trying for the Knights, as the team won both of its games at the Hamline Triangular last Friday but lost in straight sets to the College of St. Benedict on Wednesday.
With the Carleton football team’s foreseeable future at Laird Stadium marred in uncertainty and bloated carp, this past weekend’s “Homecoming” game required that the nomadic squad host Augsburg College at Northfield High School’s Memorial Field. Though the scenery was a bit different, the game itself provided the Carleton faithful with a familiar spectacle, as the Knights won on Homecoming for the third straight year and pushed their ongoing win-streak to two games with a 38-28 triumph.
Last Friday the women’s cross-country team took advantage of another opportunity to refine race strategies and get the whole team out racing by heading over to Eau Claire, WI for the Blugold Open. Many strong efforts led Carleton to a 3rd place finish.