The Amherst men’s lacrosse team had a thrilling weekend, besting NESCAC powerhouse Tufts 21-15 on Saturday, April 15 at Pratt Field.
The game, Amherst’s final home tilt of the season, also served as the Mammoths’ senior day.
Along the way, first-year Colin Minicus garnered NESCAC player of the week honors on Monday after piling up 17 points in Amherst’s win over Tufts and their prior victory on Tuesday, April 11 against Connecticut College.
The Mammoths had an impressive showing this weekend, at the local University of Massachusetts Amherst Invitational.
Coming off of their strong individual performances at the Amherst Spring Fling Invitational tournament last Saturday, April 8, the Amherst squad looked to continue their success and qualify individually for the New England Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championship tournaments.
Kiana Herold ’17 posted the highest Amherst finish of the day, logging a second place finish in the 13-woman event with a height of 1.66 meters.
The Amherst women’s golf team made a strong showing this weekend, April 15 to 16, on their home course at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. The team finished with a combined score of 628 to place third at the Jack Leaman Invitational.
On day one of competition, the Mammoths were led by Morgan Yurosek ’20 and Jamie Gracie ’17, who each shot a 79 on Saturday, while Emily Young ’20, Jessica Jeong ’20 and Kate Weiss ’19 each carded rounds of 83. Competing as individuals, Katie Roseberg ’19 and Maggie Schoeller ’19 shot an 85 and an 87, respectively.
This past week, the Amherst softball team continued its perfect month of April, posting a 5-0 record with sweeps of both Smith and Wesleyan.
Last Wednesday, the Mammoths faced off against local rival Smith in a doubleheader. Game One proved to be the closest game that Amherst played in almost a month, with the Mammoths prevailing by the slightest of margins, 2-1. With neither team able to muster a run in the first five innings, the contest quickly turned into a pitchers’ duel between Smith’s Natalie Burchat and Amherst’s duo of Jackie Buechler ’17 and Lorena Ukanwa ’19.
The Amherst women’s lacrosse team snapped a three-game slide with a mid-week win over Connecticut College before dropping a tightly contested match against 20th-ranked Tufts.
On Tuesday, April 11, the Mammoths traveled to New London, Conn. to face a Camels team desperate for its first NESCAC win. However, Conn. College was unable to secure the victory it was looking for as Amherst cruised to a 13-2 win.
The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday, April 15 to face off against the Ephs of Williams College.
In a tough match against their archrival, the 12th-ranked Mammoths fell to No. 4 Williams, 8-1.
Amherst’s sole victory came from Camille Smukler ’20/Kelsey Chen ’19 on the first doubles court.
The No. 1 doubles pair for the Mammoths is an impressive 6-3 on the season and has won their last five matches. The duo downed Hannah Atkinson/Chloe Henderson, 8-5.
The Amherst men’s track and field team had a busy and successful weekend, as several mid-distance and distance runners competed at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College on Friday, April 14. The next day, Saturday, April 15, the majority of the team competed across town at the UMass Minuteman Invitational.
Sophomores Kristian Sogaard and Vernon Espinoza kicked off the action this weekend for the Mammoths by placing second and third in the 800-meter run. The duo finished the two-lap race in 1:54, demonstrating their speed as the NESCAC Championships approach.