With their season opener a mere two weeks away, the Amherst baseball team is feeling confident in the depth and experience of this year’s squad.

Junior captain Harry Roberson said, “We’re very excited for this year. We’re more of a veteran team, which I think will be a strength of ours, but there’s also a good mix of younger guys who’ll get a chance to contribute. There’s been a good buzz through the first couple weeks.”

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team produced a big win on Saturday, Feb. 25, to advance to the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament.

The purple and white shut out Trinity 2-0 and improved their overall record to 13-7-5 on the year.

Junior goalie Sabrina Dobbins recorded her first NESCAC shutout, while classmate Alex Toupal had her fourth multi-goal game of the season.

For the second straight season, the Amherst women’s basketball team won the NESCAC championship.

The purple and white hosted fifth-seeded Colby in Lefrak Gymnasium for the conference semifinals on Saturday. Colby’s only lead of the game came early on in the back and forth first five minutes of the game.

This past weekend, the men’s squash team travelled to Cambridge, Mass. to participate in the CSA Team Championship, hosted by perennial powerhouse Harvard. Pitted against a trio of tough opponents, the purple and white failed to tally a victory, losing to NESCAC foes Middlebury and Colby as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Facing off against the 17th-ranked Panthers for the second time this season, Amherst again was swept 9-0. Although Amherst only suffered a trio of three-set defeats, the result of the match was never truly in doubt.

The Amherst women’s track and field team competed in the two-day Division III New England Championship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this weekend, finishing 11th out of a talented 29-team pool.

The squad showed well in the sprint and mid-distance events. Abbey Asare-Bediako ’18 clocked in a time of 8.09 seconds to claim ninth in the 60-meter dash. Sophmore Rubii Tamen finished 15th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.43 minutes. Julia Asin ’19 continued a strong season with her 11th place finish in the 600-meter run (1:41.97).

In the wake of one of the best Super Bowls of all time, there comes this lull in sport action. The time between the end of the NFL season and the beginning of March Madness, also known as February, allows us sports fans to check out some of the lesser-known competitions.

The Amherst men’s track team returned to Tufts University to compete at the DIII New England Championships last weekend, Feb. 17-19. The meet required qualifying standards for all individual events, and the competitive races pitted the best DIII athletes in New England against each other. By the conclusion of the meet, the purple and white had earned 13 points for a 15th-place finish as a team.

Elijah Ngbokoli ’20 kicked off the meet for Amherst, placing 19th in the preliminary round of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.21 seconds.

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