This past weekend, the Amherst women’s squash team returned to the courts for the final few matches of team play at the CSA Team Championships, hosted by Harvard. The defending Walker Cup champions, the Mammoths had held a vicelike grip on the trophy recently, winning the crown in three of the last four years. However, thanks to their recent dominance and a strong regular season, Amherst moved up a division, competing this year for the Kurtz Cup in the Division II tournament.

The Amherst women’s track and field team competed at the competitive DIII New England Championships meet this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Springfield College. Although the Mammoths’ overall score placed the team in the bottom half of competitors, the women secured four individual top-10 finishes.

On the track, the Mammoths excelled in the distance and mid-distance events, with first-year Haley Greene recording an eighth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:31.14. Meanwhile, classmate Olivia Polischeck claimed 17th in the 5,000-meters with a 18:52.75 finish.

This past Saturday, the top-seeded Amherst men’s basketball narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of the eighth-ranked Bowdoin Polar Bears in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament. Neither team was able to build a substantial lead on the court, and there were 16 lead changes in the 40 minutes of action.

The Amherst men’s hockey team concluded their regular season this past weekend with two NESCAC contests on the road.
Coming away with a loss and a tie, the Mammoths finished third in the conference standings with an overall record of 11-8-5.
On Saturday, the Mammoths took on archrival Williams.
The Ephs got off to a quick start, as Daniel Woolfenden notched the first goal of the matchup only 2:51 into the first period.
Less than five minutes later, Jack Fitzgerald ’19 tied things up with a one-timer into the bottom left corner of the Williams net.

The Amherst women’s basketball team is heading to its 11th straight NESCAC semifinal after a win over Trinity this past weekend that brought the Mammoths’ overall record to 25-0.
The top-seeded Mammoths demolished the eighth-seeded Bantams in a 56-34 victory, that showcased Amherst’s versatility and complete confidence heading into the second round of the tournament.

This past weekend, the Mammoths travelled north to Middlebury to compete at the Division III New England Championships and left with a 13th place finish among the best teams in New England.
All individual events at the meet had a qualifying standard, while relay events were open to any team that choses to enter. Many of the Mammoths who qualified for the meet competed, while others chose to train in preparation for more competitive meets over the next few weekends.

It was an outstanding weekend for the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team, as the team’s trip to Samuelson-Muir Pool at Williams ended in a second-place showing at the NESCAC Championships. In a grueling weekend of competition, the Mammoths scored the second most points on all three days en route to a final tally of 1615 points, behind only Williams’ 1971 and nearly 600 points clear of third-place finisher Conn. College.

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