After winning last week’s Ann S. Batchelder Invitational, the women’s golf team finished third out of 18 teams in the Mount Holyoke Invitational tournament at the Orchards in South Hadley.

The team completed the two-day event with a total score of 628, just narrowly behind second-place finisher New York University and first-place finisher Williams College.

Playing as an individual, Lily Worden ’21 led the Mammoths after the first day with a score of 76, just 6-over par.

At the Purple Valley Classic this past Saturday, Sept. 23, the Amherst women’s cross country team placed eleventh in a strong 26-team field including ten nationally ranked teams. While No. 3 MIT cruised to victory in the team competition and defending national champion SUNY Geneseo finished third, Amherst finished ahead of No. 7 Ithaca College and No. 35 University of Rochester. With the next invitational a mere six days after Purple Valley, Amherst rested a few of its top runners in anticipation of the next event.

The Amherst women’s soccer team suffered two in-conference loses over the past weekend in tightly contested matches against Williams on Sept. 23 and against Conn. College on Sept. 24.

In unseasonably warm temperatures for the first days of fall, the Mammoths battled through back-to-back matches on Saturday and Sunday after a week of rest from games.

First, Amherst traveled to Williamstown to take on the Ephs. Currently ranked fourth in the nation by the NCAA, Williams was a formidable foe for the Mammoths, and Amherst ultimately lost the match 3-2.

The Amherst women’s volleyball team extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-0 week. During the streak, the Firedogs have lost only two sets and have swept their three most recent opponents, Trinity, Husson University and Colby-Sawyer College. Amherst’s record now stands at 9-3 overall (1-1 NESCAC).

Against Trinity, the Firedogs’ dominance helped them seal their first conference win this season.

The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to Williams’ Hunt Tennis Courts on Saturday, Sept. 23rd, to battle longstanding archrival and perennial NESCAC power. The Mammoths, coming off a successful start to the season last weekend, seemed prepared to challenge the defending league champions in its first dual meet of the season (and only dual meet of the fall). However, the team fell short to the Ephs, 7-2, in a match that was closer than a casual glance at the scoreline would indicate.

The Amherst football team steamrolled through another opponent last weekend, defeating Hamilton 36-6 on Saturday, Sept. 23. With this win, Amherst’s record now stands at 2-0.

Forcing a fumble on his tackle, linebacker Andrew Sommer ’19 came up big in the first play from scrimmage for the purple and white, giving Amherst stellar field position deep in Hamilton Continental territory.

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the men’s cross country team traveled to rival Williams for the annual Purple Valley Classic. The Mammoths placed third out of 27 teams with 109 points, while SUNY Geneseo, led by individual champion Isaac Garcia-Cassani, claimed the team victory with 87 points.

Just ahead of the Mammoths was Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in second place with 95 points. Archrival and defending NESCAC Champions Williams placed fifth with 136 points.