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Amherst College men’s soccer impressed in an action-packed weekend. Coming off a tough loss to Middlebury last weekend, the Mammoths tied archrival Williams in a difficult away match and defeated Pine Manor College the next day.

The Mammoths started off the weekend with a 1-1 tie against Williams on Saturday. The Ephs put Amherst under pressure from the first whistle, and their early push led to a goal in the 16th minute. Williams’ Malcolm Singleton got on the end of a deep throw-in from Andrew Mathew and fired a shot into the back of the Mammoth net from just outside the six.

Amherst men’s golf capitalized on another impressive second day of competition in the Williams Fall Invitational this weekend, finishing the tournament eighth out of the 19 teams competing. At the end of day one, Amherst was positioned to take ninth place, but after cutting nearly seven strokes off on Sunday, they ended the tournament in eighth.

With plenty of NESCAC teams in attendance, the results could prove to be a preview of this week’s upcoming NESCAC qualifier.

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.

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