The Amherst men’s basketball team extended its win streak to five with victories over Westfield State and Emerson College this week. These two wins help set the tone for the team’s next three games, all on the road, before the holiday break.

The purple and white impressed with 16 three-pointers on Tuesday against Westfield State. Senior captain Connor Green led the offensive attack, recording a double-double with a game high 21 points and 12 rebounds.

The Amherst men’s basketball team opened its season with decisive wins in its first three games of the year at home in LeFrak Gymnasium. The fifth-ranked squad came out on top after the annual Ken Wright ’52 Invitational Tournament. During the tournament, the purple and white faced Johnston State College and Worcester State University, outscoring their opponents 201-131 combined. The following Monday, Amherst faced Anna Maria College and won 84-64 to start their season 3-0.

Amherst women’s volleyball ended their season this week with a strong showing in their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010. The Firedogs travelled to Boston to play Johnson & Wales University on Friday night and with that win advanced to face host MIT on Saturday evening.

Amherst College’s volleyball team traveled to Bowdoin this weekend to make its 17th consecutive NESCAC tournament appearance. On Friday the third-seeded Firedogs faced sixth-seeded Connecticut College in a rematch of Amherst’s NESCAC season opener in September. Amherst entered the tournament boasting the highest hitting percentage in the league, while Conn. College came in on a hot streak, having won 13 of their last 15 matches.

Amherst women’s volleyball wrapped up regular season play this week with back-to-back NESCAC wins over Trinity and Wesleyan on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, but suffered a close loss to an impressive Springfield team on Oct. 28.

Amherst women’s volleyball went 2-1 this week, with one win and one loss in NESCAC play. The Firedogs were on the road all weekend, after rolling over Westfield State on Wednesday night in non-conference play in LeFrak Gymnasium. Amherst bounced back from their loss to an undefeated Middlebury team on Friday night with a sweep of Hamilton the next morning.

Amherst women’s volleyball enjoyed another successful week, finishing Colby 3-0 in less than an hour in LeFrak Gymnasium Friday night and repeating the sweep the next afternoon with a 3-0 win over Bates.

The Firedogs came ou t strong in the first set on Friday after dropping the first two points to the Mules. Gaining momentum and never looking back, the team rallied for 11 unanswered points, highlighted by several key kills from Nicole Gould ’16, Lizzie Ahern ’16 and Mia Natsis ’18, and an impressive service ace from Kelci Keeno ’17.

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