Despite their strong start to the season, the Amherst men’s hockey team found themselves in a bit of a rut, concluding their interterm schedule with five losses and two wins and dropping to 7-6-3 overall.

“We’re creating a lot of quality chances,” junior forward Stanley Brenner said. “Sometimes the puck just doesn’t bounce your way. We’ll start finding the back of the net; we just have to be patient.”

The Amherst women’s basketball team put together a dominant run over interterm, setting a new program record winning streak with 50 consecutive wins after defeating rival Williams. The Mammoths then extended this run to 51 wins with another victory this past Saturday against Hamilton.

The men’s Swimming and Diving Team continued their undefeated season, posting three wins over the interterm period against Union College, Conn. College and Williams.

A squad of Tristan So ’19, Eric Wong ’19, Sean Mebust ’19, and Jack Koravos ’20 took first in 200-yard freestyle relay, earning 11 points towards the team total. Amherst placed another two teams ahead of their opponents, a trend which continued throughout the day. Amherst took the top three positions in every event, except for the three-yard dive, in which Sam Hoyt placed first.

The Amherst women’s track and field team enjoyed a successful interterm, posting two impressive finishes to start the 2018 indoor season. The Mammoths set the tone in their first meet of the year with a second-place finish at Little III Championships, the team’s best showing since the 2011 season. Amherst scraped by Wesleyan with a five-point gap, but ultimately fell to Williams, who posted a score of 152 to the Mammoth’s 105.

The final weeks of the NFL season offered football fans some compelling drama, of both the sports and middle school variety. The Vikings made a near impossible comeback to earn a spot in the NFC championship, thanks to a missed tackle reminiscent of a blindfolded child whiffing at a piñata. And in Foxborough, we have seen glimpses of humiliating palace intrigue.

Over interterm, the Amherst men’s basketball team took to the court in eight contests, finishing with a record of 3-5 over the break.

After a two-week reprieve from game play following the end of finals period, the Mammoths were back in action. Escaping the frigid temperatures in Amherst, the team traveled to Florida to take on Southeastern University. Southeastern dealt the visiting Mammoths just their second loss of the season, winning 76-65.

The Amherst women’s squash team faced a busy schedule over winter break, staring down a lineup of seven tough competitors. The first match on the docket was played on Jan. 7 at home on the Davenport Courts against Yale, which handed Amherst its first loss of the season.