This past weekend the men’s ice hockey team sailed to two big victories to open their 2013 campaign.
Playing Friday night in the home opener at historic Orr Rink, the Jeffs took on Hamilton College. They then had a quick turnaround, as they had to venture to Clinton, N.Y. the next day in an attempt to take down the Continentals once more in back-to-back games.
The first period of the first contest of the year was filled with tenacity on both sides. A chippy game in general, the Jeffs were able to make their physical presence known early on.

The Amherst women’s soccer season came to a close on Sunday when the Jeffs lost 2-0 to Messiah College in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The defeat came on the heels of Saturday’s 1-0 victory in the first round over Springfield College.

The Jeffs’ first round game against Springfield was a rematch of a regular season contest, which ended in a dominant 4-0 Amherst victory. This time, Springfield was much more competitive, but the Jeffs were able to preserve a 1-0 win.

The Amherst Women’s Ice Hockey team opened up its 2013-2014 campaign with two wins over Hamilton this past weekend. Thanks to their success this weekend, the Jeffs opened up their season with a 2-0-0 NESCAC as well as overall record.


The Amherst Men’s Swimming and Diving Team visited Union College on Saturday, Nov. 16, to kick off the start of their season, determined to improve on finishing a close second last year to their NESCAC rivals, Williams College. After an offseason of intense preparation, all the swimmers showed just how far they’d come since the previous season, handily beating the Dutchmen.

The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise, “Thor: The Dark World,” hit theaters Friday, Nov. 8. Much like “The Avengers” (2012) and other recent films from the series, it does not disappoint.

The Amherst Men’s Cross Country team took eighth in a 50-team field at the NCAA Division III New England Championship this past Saturday.

The University of Southern Maine hosted the event, but the NESCAC was by far the most successful, placing seven teams in the top ten. Williams took first with 77 points, Middlebury followed with 78 points and MIT took third with 113 points. Rounding out the top eight were Tufts (142), Bates (158), Colby (163), Bowdoin (177) and Amherst (216).

With an offensive explosion for Men’s Soccer this past weekend in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Jeffs return to the NCAA Round of 16 for the fourth consecutive season.

The Jeffs made quick work of Bridgewater State in a 3-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Jeffs then cruised to a 5-0 victory over Gordon College the following afternoon. Amherst played both matches on Hitchcock Field and will continue to play at home this upcoming weekend.