After mimicking dust in the wind for a five-week stretch as the nomads of the MIAC, the Carleton football team made its triumphant return to Laird Stadium in time to observe last Saturday’s Senior Day and give its 15 elder statesmen a proper farewell. It would have made for quite the glorious sendoff if the team were able to earn the seniors the program’s first ever win over Saint John’s University. If only.
This past Saturday the Carleton Volleyball team paused before their home match against St. Thomas to congratulate the four senior members of the team: Beth Jarrett, Maddy Lenhard, Kelly Lovett, and Kyla Walter.
The temperature is dropping, winds are rising, even Minnesotans are shivering, and the Carleton men’s cross country team is preparing to take to the course on Saturday to compete in the MIAC Championships in St. Paul. The men’s race takes place at Como Park in St. Paul and will begin at 2:15 p.m., while the women’s race will follow at 3 p.m.
As has been the case more often than not this season, the Carleton men’s soccer team spent the entire weekend on the road, wrenched away from both a mesmerizing Ebony performance and a predictably-sweaty Sayles dance by an unfortunately-timed schedule. This time, the Knights traveled to exotic Wisconsin, beating Ripon College on Saturday before falling to No. 12 UW-Oshkosh the following day.
Last Wednesday night, after a packed Parents’ Weekend, the Carleton women’s soccer team faced the challenge of playing their third game over the span of five days. But after making the two and a half hour trek out to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, you never would have guessed it. Embodying their motto, All Day, All (K)night, the Knights demonstrated their ability to perform at any point during the Earth’s revolution, as this game marked only their second competition under stadium lights. The Eagles of La Crosse proved to be an endangered species, as Carleton found the back of their net four times.
Though many of the 560,000-plus books at Carleton College receive regular use, there are some that sit untouched, gathering dust. Such is the case with the Book of Knowledge, the prized trophy at the center of the annual grudge match between the Carleton and Macalester football teams. For the eighth straight year, Carleton (3-4, 2-3 MIAC) asserted its dominance over the Scots on the gridiron and maintained possession of the treasured tome, rolling to a 42-27 win last Saturday in St. Paul.
The women’s cross-country team has spent this week revving up for the MIAC Championships, which will take place tomorrow at Como Park in St. Paul. The Knights are the defending champions and look to protect their title.
Soccer teams push for MIAC titles: Women run unbeaten streak to 11, trail only Concordia in standings
The Carleton Women’s Soccer team juggled a lot this past weekend with visiting families and back-to-back games but finished on a high note. After playing at Augsburg for the full duration of two overtimes that ended in the team’s first tie of this season, the Knights channeled their frustration into their second game and secured a decisive non-conference win over UW-Eau Claire.
As the fall season settles down, the Carleton Men’s Soccer team finds itself in a familiar position: on top of the MIAC, as it has managed to be for the last three years. With only four games remaining in what has been a very challenging 2010 campaign, the Knights have once again fought for a shot at the conference title. This weekend, the squad will take a breather in Wisconsin with a pair of non-conference games after a stretch of battles against volatile MIAC opponents.
Following a quiet weekend over the midterm break, the Knights took the court on Wednesday evening in Cowling Gymnasium. In a game lasting just over an hour, the team dominated the Hamline Pipers in three sets (25-16, 25-15, 27-25).
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.