This weekend, Amherst fell to Middlebury in a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss in the NESCAC Championship game. The Jeffs’ post-season continues, however, as they secured an at-large NCAA bid on Monday morning.

Starting on Friday night, Amherst faced Bowdoin in the NESCAC semi-final game and shut them out 1-0, earning their sixth-straight NESCAC championship appearance.

Last Friday, the women’s ice hockey team defeated Conn. College 3-0 at Orr Rink in the quarterfinal game of the NESCAC Championship series.

The team improved to 20-4-1 (13-2-1 NESCAC) and moves on to the semifinal round of NESCACs, which will be hosted by Middlebury next weekend.

After a smattering of shots early in the game, it was Ellen Swiontkowski ’12 who broke the scoreless game in the second period. Helped by Emily Flom ’15 and Hayley Opperman ’14, Swiontkowski registered the team’s eventual game winner seven minutes into the frame.

This week, the Jeffs ended their regular season by winning once and tying once in a two game set at Bowdoin.
Going into postseason play, Amherst stands in second place in the NESCAC at 19-4-1 (13-2-1 NESCAC), having already secured hosting rights for the first round of the NESCAC championship.

Amherst got to work last Friday with a 5-2 win in Brunswick, Maine. Senior Josie Fisher led the charge with two goals on the day.

This spring will mark the fifth year that Amherst has partnered up with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to change the lives of children with pediatric brain tumors and the fourth annual Friends of Jaclyn Walk/Run to raise funds for the foundation.

This week in NESCAC matchups, the women’s ice hockey team split a two-game series with Trinity.
The weekend began on Friday when the Jeffs hosted the Bantams and dropped the game 3-2.

Trinity’s Celia Colman-McGaw got things started in the first, tacking on the team’s first at 9:30 with an unassisted goal.
Trinity capitalized on an Amherst penalty when Macauly Bauer scored off of Payson Sword’s assist.

On Jan. 18, Amherst College students, student-athletes, faculty and coaches traveled to Crocker Farms Elementary School to participate in the second annual Amherst College Day.

“The thrust of Amherst College Day is to tell kids from grades 3-6 that college is more than just a possibility,” Angela Mills (one of the organizers of the event and wife of Amherst’s head football coach EJ Mills) explained.

“They emphasized that places like Amherst are really special because they make schooling affordable and accessible, even for students with financial constraints.”

Last weekend, red-hot women’s ice hockey extended their winning streak to seven after sweeping Williams on their own ice. “Our younger players stepped up and put us on the scoreboard,” senior tri-captain Stephanie Clegg said. “We outplayed Williams and received significant contributions from our rookies, making us an even stronger and deeper team.

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