This weekend, the Amherst women’s softball team claimed its first conference and divisional wins of the 2017 season. The purple and white swept Hamilton in a three-game series that took place over the course of two days.

After suffering a heart breaking 4-3 defeat to Division I member Harvard, the Amherst men’s tennis team rebounded well, claiming a 5-4 victory over 19th-ranked Tufts to open NESCAC play on Saturday.

The No. 14 Mammoths roared out of the gates, dominating the hometown Jumbos on the first and third doubles courts. The number one pairing of Jayson Fung ’20 and Zach Bessette ’19 comfortably took care of their Tufts opponents, notching an 8-3 victory, a scoreline matched by the first-year duo of Josh Marchalik and Nathan Kaplan on court three.

The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to California this past week for their annual spring break trip. Over the course of the week, the purple and white played five matches, finishing with a 2-3 record.

Amherst women’s swimming and diving wrapped up an impressive season with its 21st consecutive top-15 finish at NCAA Championships March 15-18. The team finished 15th, and the showing was highlighted by several standout individual performances.

Over spring break, the Amherst women’s softball team traveled to Winter Garden, Florida to start off its 2017 season. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, the team played twelve games.

The Amherst women’s lacrosse team finished out the past two weeks with a 3-1 record. Claire Cagnassola ’17 led the team over break, scoring six goals and four assists while garnering NESCAC player of the week honors for the week of March 7.
The purple and white’s first victory came during a midweek away game against the Keene State Owls on Wednesday, March 8. Amherst dominated the host team for the entirety of the game for a 16-3 win.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team suffered its first losses of the season over the past week, falling first to Bates and then splitting a pair of games at the Mustang Classic in Maryland.

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