The Amherst women’s lacrosse team had another successful week, coming away with two conference wins to improve to an overall record of 9-1. After topping Wesleyan on Wednesday, the Mammoths overcame Williams on Saturday to clinch the 2018 Little III title.

It was Little III week in the world of NESCAC lacrosse — both the men’s and women’s teams took on contests against Wesleyan and Williams. On the men’s side, Amherst fell to the Wesleyan Cardinals by just one goal in a heated Wednesday matchup in Middletown, Connecticut.

In the contest between the No. 4 Cardinals and No. 7 Mammoths, neither team took a dominant lead at any point in the 60 minutes.

The Amherst women’s tennis team travelled to Maine this weekend for three matches and returned home with wins in both of its NESCAC games, beating Bates on Saturday and Bowdoin on Sunday.

Entering the match as favorites, the No. 8 Mammoths took on No. 28 Bates on Saturday afternoon in Lewiston, Maine.

All three Amherst doubles pairings cruised to comfortable victories to give the Mammoths an ideal start. The tandem of senior Avery Wagman and sophomore Anya Invenitsky downed Maisie Silverman and Bella Stone 8-2 on the first doubles court.

On a sunny, but cold and windy day, the Mammoths took to their home track at Lehrman Stadium to place third out of seven teams at the fourth annual Amherst Spring Fling meet. Due to the forecasted cold weather, athletes in events 200 meters and below did not compete, as the cold weather would have put them at an increased risk of injury early in the spring track season.

This weekend at Lehrman Stadium, Amherst played host to the fourth annual Spring Fling Meet. The women’s track and field team faced seven teams, including Wesleyan, Williams, Middlebury, and Brandeis. The Mammoths placed third overall.

Firmly in the midst of conference play, the No. 7 Amherst men’s tennis team split its two matchups, beating No. 25 Bates but falling to Bowdoin, which entered the matchup ranked second in the nation. It was an uneven Maine trip for the Mammoths as they squeezed out the 5-4 win over Bates but were handily defeated by Bowdoin, 8-1.

Amherst started the road trip off in Lewiston when it faced off against Bates inside Merrill Gym. The different conditions seemed to phase the Mammoths as they dropped two of the first three doubles matches.

Last spring, Paul George, unhappy with his team’s subpar playoff performances, informed the Indiana Pacers he wished to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when his contract expired.

Rather than lose their superstar wing (then a four-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA Third Team, one-time All-Defensive First Team, two-time All-Defensive Second Team, one-time Most Improved Player and one-time All-Rookie Second Team) for nothing, the Pacers opted to make a trade.

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