Behind a stellar all-around effort, the Lord Jeffs put together their most dominant performance of the season last Saturday, blowing by Tufts for a 51-7 victory. Playing in front of parents and siblings for Family Weekend, Amherst had extra incentive to play well, which certainly went a long ways. The Jeffs got on the board early and never looked back, running away with the easy victory.

With all their starpower, the Tigers sure put up a sad showing in a World Series in which they were — rightfully — the favorites.

Facing two critical NESCAC road tests — and needing to win them both to earn the number four seed in the NESCAC playoffs — the Firedogs responded, topping both Colby and Bates to move to 7-3 in league play.

As a reward for its efforts, the squad is now set to meet fifth-seeded archrival Williams on Friday, Nov. 2, in a NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup.

Field hockey continued their strong run of form last week after beating Conn. College 2-0 and winning a 3-2 double-overtime thriller in NESCAC quarterfinal play against 12th-ranked Trinity.

Conn. College entered the final regular-season game second to last in the NESCAC in goals per game and the 14th-ranked Lord Jeffs played hard defense throughout the game en route to their fifth shutout of the year. The teams ended up even with 11 shots apiece, but the Camels managed just five penalty corners, none of them coming in the second half.


Donned in a white NBA headband and eye-black to protect herself from the grueling Maine sun, senior all-American Keri Lambert broke the Bowdoin course record en route to winning the NESCAC Championship — her third straight first-place finish of the season and another impressive accolade in what has proved to be an illustrious, if not dominant, career as a Jeff.

Stayin’ alive.

The women’s soccer team kept their season alive with a 1-0 victory over 6th seeded Colby in the NESCAC quarterfinals. Previously, the College defeated Connecticut College 2-1 to finish in a three-way tie atop the NESCAC regular season standings.

Having lost the tiebreakers to both teams, however, the Jeffs garnered the third seed in the conference championship.

In the Wednesday, Oct. 24 game against Conn. College, Kathryn Nathan ’13 and Megan Kim ’16 scored first half goals to lead Jeffs to a 2-1 victory.

Seeking back-to-back NESCAC titles for the first time in school history, the men’s soccer team steamrolled past Middlebury 4-0 in the first round of the conference tournament this past Saturday.

The undefeated Jeffs (13-0-2, 8-0-2 NESCAC) will travel to Williamstown this weekend to battle Wesleyan (9-3-3, 6-2-2 NESCAC) in the NESCAC semifinals. Williams (13-0-2, 8-0-2 NESCAC), who snatched the top seed over Amherst by virtue of a coin flip, hosts Tufts in the other semifinal.