The Student had the chance to catch up with Justin Serpone, the contagiously fiery men’s soccer coach who led the Jeffs to a NESCAC title last fall. His philosophy continues to pay dividends as his team, despite tremendous losses to graduation, is once again undefeated. Though he knows a thing or two about winning, Serpone is equally adept at putting people first.

The men’s golf team traveled home from Brunswick, Maine this weekend with a third place finish under their belts and a spot in the NESCAC Golf Championships. This was the team’s strongest showing in the season thus far, finishing with a team two-round total of 619.

The Jeffs had an important week and took the challenge head on, earning two crucial NESCAC victories to improve to 5-2 on the season.

The first win came over the formerly undefeated, No. 2-ranked Tufts Jumbos. Amherst hosted the defending national champions on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Amherst women’s soccer split a pair of NESCAC games this weekend, falling 2-1 in overtime to Tufts Saturday and knocking off Bates on Sunday 3-0. Saturday’s defeat was their first on the year, but Sunday’s win moved them to 3-1-2 overall, and 2-1-2 in the NESCAC.

Amherst men’s cross country travelled to Williamstown this past weekend for the Purple Valley Classic. Amherst placed seventh overall out of thirteen teams at the race. MIT placed first (41) followed by Williams (59) and Middlebury (60).

Coming off a successful weekend winning two of three, the Amherst looked to continue their strong NESCAC play against archrival Williams last Thursday night. The Ephs entered the match with an 11-1 overall record and the top offense in the NESCAC. Amherst entered with an 8-4 record overall and a 1-1 record in NESCAC play. The Firedogs looked to inch closer to the top of the standings with a win, but fell short.

The Amherst squad didn’t carry the same energy and enthusiasm from the previous weekend into the game and fell in straight sets to Williams 3-1.

After earning a pair of victories this past weekend, the Jeffs advanced to 7-0-1 overall (5-0-1 in the NESCAC) and extended their unbeaten streak to 28 games. On Saturday, Sept. 28, men’s soccer continued its winning ways by beating 23rd-ranked Tufts 2-0 in convincing fashion in front of the home crowd fans.

Early on in the game, Amherst was given a golden opportunity to jump ahead on a penalty kick. Forward Greg Singer ’16 took the penalty for Amherst but was unable to score after Tufts goalkeeper Scott Greenwood kept the ball in front of him.