The Amherst men’s lacrosse team survived tough competition on their recent spring break trip to Florida. They played two gritty opponents during their week in sunny Orlando, seeing two nail biting matches against their toughest out of conference rivals.

An exciting weekend of competition at Yale ended in heartbreak last Sunday morning for the Amherst women’s squash team. The purple and white were dethroned as two-time Walker Cup Champions in the final match against their NESCAC opponent, Bates. The contest was a close one, with Amherst falling 5-4. Amherst had previously bested the Bobcats at the Pioneer Valley Invitational in January, a match that ended in a resounding 7-2 victory for the purple and white.

When the Amherst women arrived at the George A. Kendall Squash Center at Trinity on Feb. 7, they were greeted by some of the fiercest competition in college-level squash. The home-team and 10-time reigning NESCAC champions the Bantams dominated the tournament and capped off their performance with a 9-0 championship win over Williams.

The Amherst women’s squash team survived their toughest week yet as their season reaches its latter half. They enter their next competition with a respectable 9-5 record against some of the country’s top squads. On senior day, the purple and white cruised against the Lyons of Mount Holyoke en route to a perfect 9-0 victory. Throughout their dominant performance, no player lost more than one match, and six different women managed to secure pristine 3-0 wins.

With some of the region’s toughest competitors congregating in the Pioneer Valley over interterm, Amherst women’s squash team had their work cut out for them in a grueling weekend of racquets, returns and re-drops. Heading into the competition, Amherst debuted a 1-1 record against Smith and Middlebury. They would leave the invitational boasting an overall record of 6-2, with their only loss of the event coming at the hands of the sixth-ranked Yale Bulldogs.

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