Led by third through fifth place finishes by Dillon Buckley ’13, Gus Greenstein ’14 and Romey Sklar ’15, respectively, the men’s cross country team took first place at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, held at Williams last weekend. The victory marked the first team win for the men’s cross country team this season, and the first ECAC victory in program history.

The women’s soccer team may have lost the battle, but they have yet to lose the war. The Jeffs fell to Bowdoin in a penalty shootout after two overtime periods failed to separate the teams.

The Jeffs felt confident going into the game. They had just defeated Colby 1-0 in a game that was not as close as the score line indicated. Earlier in the season, they had handled the Polar Bears 4-1. The stage seemed set for an Amherst at Williams NESCAC Final, but Bowdoin played the role of spoiler.

The Firedogs saw their season come to an abrupt end after suffering a sweep at the hands of their archrivals in the first round of the NESCAC Playoffs.

The Ephs took the match in convincing fashion, winning the first two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-15. The Jeffs would battle back and make the third set close, but the Ephs took that one, too, 25-22.

Field hockey’s season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday, as the Lord Jeffs pushed first-ranked Middlebury to the brink before falling in overtime of the NESCAC semifinals, 3-2.

The 12th-ranked Lord Jeffs were then passed over for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, officially ending the season at 11-5 (6-4 NESCAC).

With their second loss of the season last Saturday, the Lord Jeffs’ NESCAC title hopes came to a disappointing end at the hands of the Trinity Bantams. The Bantams were the only remaining undefeated team in the NESCAC and a loss would have dropped them into a tie with Amherst and Middlebury for the best record in the conference. With one week to play, all three teams would have likely won-out and earned a three-way split of the NESCAC title. Unfortunately for the Jeffs, Trinity proved too tough in the second half and ran away with their nation-leading 47th consecutive home victory.