As Bobby Davis ’13 put it, “Oregon is full of magic.” Many members of the Carleton men’s cross country team are likely to agree after a midterm break getaway to the Beaver State that included a race at the Pioneer Open in Estacada. The Fellahs, used to running loops around open golf courses in the Upper Midwest, found themselves dueling Pioneers and Missionaries under the eaves of towering, moss-covered trees along the banks of the Clackamas River.
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.
The Carleton Men’s Soccer team continued its reign of terror over both MIAC and regional foes with two convincing wins this week. On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Saint John’s University to stomp on the dreams of the upset-minded Johnnies, 3-1. Tuesday found the Knights answering Northwestern College’s prayers for a mercifully quick defeat as Carleton prevailed 2-0.
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.
Fun in the sun for XC teams at Blugold Open: Rookie Huderle leads way as Men set numerous personal records
For 14 Carls, a crisp autumn day, beautiful fall colors, the promise of a good race, and the opportunity to miss classes after 3a led to an interstate journey to Whitetail Golf Course near Colfax, Wisconsin for a Friday afternoon race at UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Open.