This past Saturday, Nov. 4, Williams quashed any hopes the Amherst women’s soccer team had of returning to the NESCAC championship game this year. After a big upset over the second-ranked Conn. College Camels in the tournament quarterfinals, the Mammoths were looking to beat the odds once again and top perennial powerhouse Williams in the semifinals. Despite a valiant effort from Amherst in the first 45 minutes of the game, an offensively dominant second half by the Ephs propelled the favorites to a comfortable 4-2 victory.

It was an eventful week for the Amherst women’s soccer team, which played its final game of the regular season and competed in the first round of the NESCAC tournament. The Mammoths had been scheduled to close out the regular season with a mid-week match up against Trinity on Tuesday, Oct. 24. However, rainy weather prevented the teams from taking the field on the scheduled date and the game was postponed to Wednesday.

After a tough September fraught with heartbreaking losses, the Amherst women’s soccer team has begun to find their groove in the second half of the season. The Mammoths just completed a 2-0 week, with both wins coming against in-conference foes.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Mammoths took the field to face off against Colby. Amherst’s Mia Bongiorno ’19 had the lone goal in a closely contested match. Bongiorno scored her game-winning goal less than a minute before the halftime buzzer, and the Mules were unable to tie the score in the next 45 minutes.