Amherst women’s soccer, lifted by their sixth and seventh shutouts of the year, collected two away wins this week, defeating Mount Holyoke 4-0 and Hamilton 2-0.

The Jeffs owned a 2-1-2 NESCAC record entering Saturday’s clash with Hamilton, a mark that reflected the tense nature of their previous conference games; only one of which failed to go to overtime.

Hamilton entered the game with a 1-2-1 conference record.

Amherst threatened early when the Hamilton defense misplayed a back pass, leading to a shot on Continental goalkeeper Liza Gergenti.

Two Jeffs received individual honors while the men’s golf team had a week off ahead of the ECAC Championships this weekend.

Sophomore James Line and junior Josh Moser were both named to NESCAC All-Conference Teams for their performances at the conference championship qualifier.

Line finished fifth overall at the tournament, earning him a spot on the first team, while Moser finished tied for 12th overall and received second team honors.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Amherst Men’s Soccer took on the Hamilton Continentals at Love Field in Clinton, New York. Although Amherst did not manage to come away with the victory, the Jeffs salvaged a 1-1 tie with Hamilton and extended their unbeaten streak to 29 games.

The Jeffs entered play at 7-0-1 overall (5-0-1 in the NESCAC) and the third-ranked team in the nation, while Hamilton came in at 2-2-2 overall (1-1-2 in the NESCAC). Amherst had won its past three matches, while Hamilton just came off a big 1-0 win the previous week against Wesleyan.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of Lane Kiffin, but the way he was treated by USC athletic director Pat Haden is flat wrong. Getting fired after a 3-2 start at a football powerhouse is understandable, but not at 3 a.m., and not just after the team plane had landed at LAX.

Dear Amherst community,

Following recent discussions on the lack of Amherst traditions and school spirit, I’m writing today to speak with you candidly on the question of one of the oldest pieces of Amherst folklore, the Sabrina, and on what she means (and what she could mean) to the Amherst community.

Chris Burnor ’06 is a professional nerd. He cofounded GroupTie in 2012 and currently a curator at StartupDigest and a host on The Drill Down podcast.

Tito Craige ( is a retired history teacher from North Carolina. In mid-career, he quit teaching so as to investigate massacres of civilians for the Ecumenical Movement for Justice and Peace in the Philippines. Four years ago, he wrote about ecology v. tourism for the Darwin Station in the Galapagos. On Sept. 13 he and five of his classmates met with President Martin concerning the writings of Hadley Arkes.