Men’s

Behind a breakout performance from sophomore Jarvis Sill, the men’s golf team finished sixth at the Williams Spring Invitational last weekend.

Played at the Taconic Golf Club, cold and windy conditions prevailed in Williamstown. The par 71 course played very tough, as no player broke par on either day. The low score on Saturday was a 4-over 75, though the course was even harder on Sunday with the low posted at a 6-over 77.

With its NESCAC playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the men’s lacrosse team staved off elimination with a gritty 10-9 win over archrival Williams on Saturday.

The season-saving victory moved the Jeffs (3-6 NESCAC, 5-8 overall) into an eighth place tie with Williams (3-6 NESCAC, 5-7 overall) in the league standings. The top eight teams in the 11-team conference qualify for the NESCAC Tournament, which begins next weekend.

Senior Captain Hilary Densen ’13 led the Amherst Women’s Lacrosse team to its third straight victory on Saturday with four goals and six assists in the Jeffs’ 16-7 win over archrival Williams.

The Jeffs’ earned their second consecutive win last Tuesday with a decisive victory over non-conference opponent Skidmore, downing the Thoroughbreds 17-5. No. 12 Amherst is now 9-4 on the season and 5-4 in NESCAC play.

Six different players scored in Saturday’s game as the Jeffs cruised to victory over Williams on Senior Day.

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The Lady Jeffs swept a doubleheader against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts last week before dropping two of three against Wesleyan over the weekend, bringing their record to 22-11 (4-8 NESCAC West). The Jeffs had no problem dispatching the Trailblazers (10-18) but could not solve Cardinal first-year Su Pardo, who allowed just six hits and two runs in two complete-game victories. Theresa Kelley ’13, Caroline Sealander ’15 and Arielle Doering ’14 picked up wins with strong efforts, as Doering went the distance in game two against Wesleyan.

Men

The Amherst men’s tennis team increased their dual-match winning streak to eleven this past weekend as they shut out Trinity, 9-0, on Saturday and topped sixth-ranked Bowdoin, 6-3, on Sunday. A second squad of Jeffs traveled to Babson on Sunday, where they won 6-3 as well.

Despite a walk-off, 1-0 loss in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, the baseball team continued its strong play over the weekend, taking two of three games from a fiesty Hamilton team.

The Continentals entered the weekend at just 9-15, but they played the Jeffs, who have now improved to 18-6, tightly in all three games. The loss they handed the Jeffs on Saturday was Amherst’s first in NESCAC play.

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