Shae Bottum converted a penalty kick in the 46th minute and Connor Young tallied his first goal of the season in the 71st minute in Saturday's 2-0 Tommie Men's Soccer victory over Carleton at South Field.
St. Thomas (11-1 overall, 6-0 MIAC) has won eight in a row this season. They are 15-1-2 aganst MIAC opponents in the last two seasons, with 13 shutouts. The Toms kept a 1.5-game lead over Macalester (4-1) atop the conference.
Saturday's Homecoming game was tied at half and was very even on the stat sheet. UST keeper Aidan Hogan recorded three saves and posted his third shutout in the last eight days.
UST plays Sunday at home against St. Scholastica (3 p.m.) in non-conference play in a rematch of an NCAA playoff game from 2016.
St. Thomas is just one shot out of second place, 16 behind leader Carleton, after one day of the 54-hole MIAC Championships in Becker, Minn.
Carleton shot 305, St. Catherine and St. Ben's shot 320, St. Thomas shot 321, and St. Olaf shot 324 in the openeing day.
Emily Thul is tied for fourth after a 77. Marja Sorensen (79), Kate Drimel (82) and Morgan McCorkle (83) rounded out UST's scorers.
Tessa Trettel, Mallory DeBoom and Hailey Zweber scored second-half goals as St. Thomas Women's Soccer scored a 3-0 home win over Carleton Saturday at South Field.
The Tommies (8-2-1 overall, 4-2 MIAC) had an 11-4 edge in shots on goal and just a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman Katie Lynn recorded four saves and notched her sixth shutout win of the season.
It was Trettel's first collegeiate goal.
The Toms play Tuesday at Concordia-Moorhead, and Saturday at St. Catherine.
Men's Cross Country
Sophomore Karl Wachter placed first out of 31 runners in the Tommies' 19-42 dual-meet win over Hamline Saturday on the St. Catherine campus.
Wachter clocked 12.32 on the 4,000-meter (2.48 miles) course. St. Thomas had 14 of the first 19 finishers.
Freshman Carl Kozlowski took third in 12:44; Parker Rosenau and Seth Glidewell finished 4-5 in 12:50; Scott Helstad was sixth in 12:53; Andrew Fritz took seventh in 12:55; Adam Berkowitz was 10th in 13:02; Collin Kiley was 11th in 13:03; George McGivern was 13th in 13:09; Spencer Urick was 14th in 13:20; and Bailey LaChance was 16th in 13:25.