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Men’s soccer rises to 18th in Nation

<ed their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a victory against Northwestern and a draw against Hamline. Despite dominating the match with 25 shots compared to the Piper’s four, the Knights were unable to bury the bone throughout regular time and two overtime periods. After realizing that they would be unable to even put a single shot on goal, the Pipers packed their box to prevent what rightfully should have been another Knight victory.

Despite this, the Knight’s drew agonizingly close after Brian Tenhoor ’09 turned two defenders in the box, only to fall in the wet grass and see his chance at securing the victory slip away. Pete Semmer ’11 recorded his 5th shutout of the season and extended his scoreless streak in net to 485:06.

On the following Tuesday, the Knights secured a 2-0 victory against the visiting Northwestern Eagles. Bobby Phillips ’09 and Thomas Ashton ’08 tallied a goal and an assist each as the Knights dominated the entire game. Despite the gale force winds that made goalkeeping tricky, Pete Semmer recorded another shutout and ran his personal scoreless streak to 575:06. The Knights also honored their three seniors, Nate Amous, Peter Grassman, and Thomas Ashton for their outstanding play and commitment to the program.

In related news, the Knights finally improved upon their national rankings and moved up two slots to 18th in the NSCAA/addidas® national rankings . The Carls now only have to face their hated crosstown rivals at St. Olaf on Saturday at 1 p.m., Oct. 27th to finish off regular season play. Carleton will host the semifinal round of the playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 31st at 3 p.m.

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