The Amherst men’s soccer team started off its 2016 campaign this past Wednesday with a commanding 4-1 win at Rhode Island College. Weller Hlinomaz ’18 scored the purple and white’s first goal of the season less than four minutes into the game with a beautiful volley into the upper corner of the net. Just before the 30-minute mark, Bryce Ciambella ’17 rounded the keeper to double the Amherst lead.

As reigning Division III National Champions, the Amherst men’s soccer team has a lot to live up to this season. Fortunately, the 2016 squad seems to have both the talent and the depth to match the success of last year’s team.

The Amherst women’s golf team had another strong outing this weekend at the Williams College Spring Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The purple and white finished second overall with a score of 653.

They were ousted only by rival Williams, who took first place with a score of 639. Rounding out the top teams of the tournament were Middlebury, with 660 strokes, and Hamilton, with 765 strokes.

The Amherst women’s golf team found redemption this past weekend against rival Williams in the Jack Leaman Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Finishing the tournament with a total score of 637, Amherst claimed first place, beating out the Ephs by a solid 18 strokes.

Having finished second behind Williams the weekend before in the Vassar College Invitational, the purple and white made a strong case for themselves as the best team in the NESCAC with this definitive win.

The women’s golf team established themselves as a dominant force this weekend in the opening tournament of their spring season in Poughkeepsie, New York. Out of the twelve teams at the Vassar College Invitational, the purple and white finished second with a team score of 649, falling only to NESCAC rival Williams College. Distancing themselves from the rest of the pack, Amherst finished 29 strokes ahead of third-place Middlebury and 31 strokes ahead of fourth-place SUNY Cortland.