Two days after losing its first match of the season, the Carleton College men’s tennis team rebounded with an impressive 6-3 regional win over Grinnell College.
The Carleton baseball team (0-2) dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Bethany Lutheran College (2-0) in the Metrodome to open the 2010 campaign. The Knights dropped the opener 5-0 while only managing one hit and lost the second 6-3.
On January 18, the Carleton men's basketball team lost at home to Bethel 70-61 and fell into a tie for eighth place at 3-7 halfway through the conference season. Over the ensuing 40 days, the Knights became one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning 12 of 13 games en route to capturing the school's first ever MIAC playoff title last Saturday with a thrilling 78-71 overtime victory at Gustavus Adolphus. With the win, Carleton punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament, which kicks off on Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Knights face University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on the Pointers' home court.
Having allowed just one point in five matches against Division III opponents, the Carleton College women’s tennis team faced stiffer competition on Sunday as they traveled to Minneapolis to take on D-I University of Minnesota. Though the Knights fell 6-1, many players performed well, highlighted by Hannah Goldberg’s 6-4, 6-0 victory at sixth singles.
This past weekend GOP headed out west to participate at the Stanford Open, held in Stevinson, California. They had a successful Saturday going 3-1 in pool play, losing the the second overall seed UC-Berkeley 10-7 while defeating UC-Santa Cruz, Whitman, and Claremont.
The MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships begin this afternoon at 4:30 at the Rec Center. The Knights have athletes competing in 12 individual events, as well as three relays.
In a historic upset, the Carleton men’s basketball team traveled to St. Paul last night and knocked off No. 3 St. Thomas 73-67 in the semifinals of the MIAC playoffs. With the win, Carleton’s 11th in their last 12 games, the Knights advance to the conference championship, where they will face Gustavus Adolphus Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter, Minn. The win snapped St. Thomas’ 55-game home win streak against conference teams.
Carleton continued to play exceptional tennis against the College of Saint Scholastica. The Knights improved to 4-0 in the young season and have yet to drop a singles match. “This was the best we played this year, in doubles especially,” said head coach Luciano Battaglini. The match-up against Macalester is on Saturday the 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lifetime Fitness Center in Lakeville, Minnesota. The Knights take on the Gophers on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Three earn all-MIAC as women take second
- Men fifth; Brenner dives to all-conference
The MIAC Championship meet begins Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rec Center with the pentathlon. The other events take place Friday and Saturday, also at the Rec.
After 13 seasons at the helm of the Carleton College women’s basketball program, Tammy Metcalf-Filzen announced she is retiring from her position as head women’s basketball coach and associate professor of physical education, athletics and recreation, effective June 30, the end of the current academic year. The winningest coach in program history, she is stepping aside to devote more time and energy to her family. This past Saturday, she concluded her 15th season as a head coach and 13th at Carleton.
The women’s track team traveled up to the University of Minnesota last weekend to take on competitors of all NCAA divisions in the last few weeks leading up to the conference championships. It was quite an impressive display of the team’s talent, as six women moved up in the standings of the All-Time Top 10 list at Carleton. Simone Childs-Walker ’12 demonstrated her leg speed by placing second and dipping under the 5:00 minute-mark. Her time bettered the old school record, set by Katherine Wingert ’08, by just over 4 seconds.