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The third-ranked Amherst women’s tennis team opened its spring season with a dual match 9-0 sweep of 17th-ranked MIT.

The Jeffs’ no. 1 doubles team, seniors Gabby Devlin and Jordan Brewer, coasted to an 8-1 victory over MIT seniors Lauren Quisenberry and Julia Hsu. On the no. 2 court, two more seniors, Jen Newman and Zoe Pangalos, earned a 9-8 (4) tiebreak victory over the Engineers’ duo of Elysa Kohrs and Victoria Tam.

The men’s lacrosse team trekked up to Brunswick, Maine this past weekend to play the Polar Bears in their second NESCAC game of the year. Though the game was hotly contested, it was Bowdoin who managed to edge the Jeffs in the final minutes of the game to earn the 17-15 win. The Jeffs fell to 1-1, while Bowdoin improved to 3-0.

The first quarter of the game appeared to be heading toward a defensive struggle, with Amherst going up 2-1. Both teams were ringing up points in the second quarter, as each team managed six goals, making the game 8-7 at the half.

The Amherst men’s golf team will be traveling to North Carolina for spring break to train at Pinehurst Golf Resort in preparation for their upcoming season. The team, led by senior captains, Erik Hansen and Nicholas Koh, have four competitions to look forward to this spring, culminating in the NESCAC Championships at the end of April.

The Amherst women’s basketball team walked out of this past weekend with two NCAA wins under their belts, paving the way for Sweet Sixteen competition. Playing Springfield on Saturday and Hartwick on Sunday, sophomore Marley Giddins posted a double-double in both games, leading the Jeffs to victory.

In Saturday’s 63-49 win over Springfield, Giddins received help from first-year Ali Doswell, who also scored in double digits with 16 points. Haley Zwecker ’16 and Jaimie Renner ’17 added seven points and six points, respectively, while both Jeffs grabbed six boards.

The 11th-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team notched two wins this week to continue their undefeated start to their 2014 campaign.

On Wednesday, the Jeffs walked away with a 16-2 defeat of Babson College in their home opener on Gooding Field. Senior captain Krista Zsitvay led the Jeffs with five goals off of just six shots to bring her season total to a team leading nine goals.

“We got on a roll and never looked back. They are a good team, and we put them on their heels and it was hard for them to generate much attack,” Head Coach Chris Paradis said.

It’s February 3, 2013. The clock of Super Bowl XLVII reads triple zeroes, and Ray Lewis in the last year of his storied career is an NFL champion for the second time. The championship did not come without a price. Against all odds, 38-year-old Lewis came back from a torn tricep to play during the Ravens’ playoff push. His toughness and motivation inspired others Ravens’ players to raise their level of play, as they drew strength from their leader.