St. Scholastica had its most competitive performance of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season but it only resulted in a 30-14 loss to Carleton on Saturday at Public Schools Stadium.

Nick Schlender's 1-yard dive gave the Saints their first lead of the season, 7-3, near the halfway point of the first quarter. However, the Knights scored the game's next 20 points, including a short pass on the last play of the first half for a 17-7 lead at the break.

Byron Bishop added a 1-yard quarterback sneak of his own in the third quarter, but the Saints fell to 0-4.

Bishop threw for 151 yards and an interception on 26-of-49 attempts, with Mitchell Adrian catching a game-high 15 passes for 86 yards. Schlender paced the CSS ground game with 73 yards on 19 carries.

CSS plays its next two games on the road starting with Oct. 23 at St. Olaf.

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Carleton 10 7 6 7 — 30

St. Scholastica 7 0 7 0 — 14

C - Trent Ramirez FG 30

SS - Nick Schlender 1 run (Kyle Oswald kick)

C - Aiden Chang 5 run (Trent Ramirez kick)

C - Carl Marvin 1 pass from Jonathan Singleton (Ramirez kick)

C - Chang 5 run (kick failed)

SS - Byron Bishop 1 run (Oswald kick)

C - Nathaniel Streiff 25 pass from Singleton (Ramirez kick)