The Amherst women’s soccer team had an action-packed week with three matches in a seven-day span. The Mammoths went 1-2 on the week, dropping their record to 3-2 for the season (1-1 NESCAC).

The Amherst women’s soccer team opened the 2017 season with a bang, tallying a total of 11 goals in only two games. With wins against Mount Holyoke and NESCAC rival Bowdoin, their record stands at 2-0 overall (1-0 NESCAC).

On a humid Thursday night under the lights at Mount Holyoke, the Mammoths completely dominated the Lyons in the 90-minute match. By the time the buzzer sounded to signal the end of the first half, Amherst already led the home team 8-0.

Amherst women’s soccer will return to Hitchcock Field this season as the defending NESCAC champions.

The Mammoths had an impressive 2016 season, finishing with a 17-3-1 record and advancing to the third round of the NCAA Championship before falling to William Smith College.

Several stars emerged for the Amherst women in the course of the team’s run of dominance last season, with four Mammoths named to All-NESCAC teams.

The Amherst women’s lacrosse team collected a huge 9-6 victory this past Saturday against archrival Williams College, a crucial win as it secured the Mammoths a spot in the upcoming NESCAC tournament.

Although Amherst was on the attack for majority of the first half, an impressive performance from Williams goalie Margaret Draper kept the Mammoths at bay for large swathes of the game.

However, senior Claire Cagnassola opened the scoring a little less than ten minutes into the half, capitalizing on an assist from Annie Cohen ’19.

The Amherst women’s lacrosse team snapped a three-game slide with a mid-week win over Connecticut College before dropping a tightly contested match against 20th-ranked Tufts.

On Tuesday, April 11, the Mammoths traveled to New London, Conn. to face a Camels team desperate for its first NESCAC win. However, Conn. College was unable to secure the victory it was looking for as Amherst cruised to a 13-2 win.

The Amherst women’s lacrosse team dropped two NESCAC contests this past week against Wesleyan and Colby.
On Wednesday, April 5, the Mammoths traveled to Middletown, Conn. for a midweek conference match-up against Wesleyan. Despite a nine-save effort from goalie Kyra Gardner ’18, Amherst was unable to generate enough of an offensive presence to bring home a win on the road.

The Amherst women’s lacrosse team went 1-1 over the past week, dominating out-of-conference foe Babson College before enduring a tought loss to No. 4 Middlebury College.

In a frigid, mid-week game, the Mammoths blanked the Beavers in an impressive 11-0 win.

Junior Kyra Gardner was a force in net, coming up with eight saves and notching her first shutout of the season. Claire Cagnassola ’17 led the 11-goal effort with four tallies of her own.

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