The transition from April to May marks the end of several calendars. Our school year is wrapping up, the NHL and NBA seasons are peaking with playoff action and the European soccer leagues are nearing their ends. However, in the wake of all this “ending,” there is a new beginning. Yes, the Amherst College intramural soccer season is on our doorstep, ready to take the campus by brief and jam-packed storm.

The Amherst College women’s golf team notched a first-place finish at the Williams Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 to conclude regular season action.

Competing against a six-team field, the Mammoths, led by first-year Morgan Yurosek and senior Jamie Gracie, shot an impressive 304 on day one and a 308 on day two to claim the victory.

Amherst finished the first day six strokes ahead of Williams thanks to standout performances by Kate Weiss (75), Gracie (76) and Yurosek (76).

This weekend, the Amherst College men’s golf team traveled to NESCAC rival Williams to compete on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, along with six other teams in the Williams Spring Invitational.

After one day of play, the team posted a score of 318 and sat in fifth place. On day two, however, the team improved their score to 303, to finish in the overall fifth spot.

First-years Will Lonquist and Jeffery Herr led the team with scores of 152 and 153, respectively.

For the first time in nearly a month, the Amherst softball team suffered defeat, going 1-2 in their series against archrival Williams this past weekend, April 22-23, after defeating Keene State earlier in the week. With these results, the Mammoths secured a spot in the NESCAC playoffs and their record now stands at 24-8 overall and 10-2 in conference play.

On Wednesday, April 19, the Mammoths defeated Keene State 9-8. The Owls took an early lead, scoring five runs in the first inning. Amherst responded in the bottom of the frame by scoring a run, cutting the lead to 5-1.

With an impressive showing of four wins in four contests this past weekend, the Amherst men’s tennis team now boasts a dominant nine-game winning streak. The Mammoths first swept aside Wheaton before eking out a hard-fought win over Wesleyan in a Saturday doubleheader. On Sunday, Amherst notched another double-header sweep, this time against Hamilton and Skidmore.

This weekend, the Amherst women’s tennis team played against Wesleyan and Hamilton on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. On Saturday, the 12th-ranked Mammoths fell to the sixth-ranked Cardinals 7-2, and on Sunday, the Amherst women celebrated senior day with a sweep of the Continentals. After the weekend, the Mammoths stand at 6-7 on the season and 4-3 in the NESCAC.

The Amherst women’s track and field team traveled to Trinity on Saturday, April 22 to compete in the Trinity College Invitational. Marking the final regular season meet before the postseason, the Mammoths had several first place finishes amongst strong competition.

In the 100-meter dash, Anna Buford ’20 and Katherine Hom ’19 finished back-to-back in 14th and 15th with times of 13.63 seconds and 14.11 seconds, respectively.

In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Rubii Tamen finished 10th with a time of 27.37 seconds.

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