The Amherst men’s soccer team put in a pair of impressive performance this weekend, as the Mammoths took on two of the top 10 programs in the nation. On Saturday, Amherst upset NESCAC rival Tufts 1-0. Gathering momentum from that victory, the Mammoths eked out another impressive win on Sunday against No. 9 Rutgers University-Newark. Amherst is now 2-1-1 in conference play and 4-1-1 overall.

Kicking off the fall season at Middlebury College, Amherst men’s tennis started with a strong showing in the ITA New England Regional Championship.

The Mammoths had five singles participants, including Sean Wei ’21, who opened his collegiate career with a run to the round of 16. In addition, three doubles teams also competed, with the duo of Zach Bessette ’19 and Kevin Ma ’21 making it all the way to the quarterfinals.

On Friday, the Amherst men’s cross country team sent nine runners to compete at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. Competing in the Gold Race, the Mammoths placed 25th with 664 points in a field of mostly Division I and II schools and were the second highest placing Division III team behind Haverford College. Utah State University bested Georgetown, winning the 40-team race with 119 points to the Hoyas’ 167 points.

In a successful weekend for the Amherst women’s golf team, the Mammoths registered a come-from-behind victory that saw them take home the crown in the George Phinney Classic at Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College. Competing in a field of 12 schools, Amherst finished the tournament three strokes ahead of Middlebury after being down one stroke after the first day to the host team.

Last Friday, Sept. 29, Lehigh hosted the Paul Short Classic brown division 6k race. Amherst claimed fourth place out of the 20 schools in the Division II/III league. The meet is one of the largest in the nation, with 14 races and over 6,000 athletes coming from both college and high school.

The course was a challenging one for the runners, with grass throughout and a hilly terrain.

The Amherst men’s golf team embraced the stakes this weekend at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier hosted by Trinity College. They managed to clinch the last qualifying spot for the Spring NESCAC Championships, in which only the top four teams compete for the conference championship and the potential for a shot at a national championship later in the year.

Last week, the Amherst volleyball team split a pair of road conference matches against Conn. College and Wesleyan before besting Stevens Institute of Technology in an out-of-conference affair. They have a current record of 11-4.

The Mammoths entered last Friday’s tilt with the Camels boasting a six-game win streak, but the hosts quickly halted any momentum Amherst carried into the match, winning the first set 25-20.

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