The Amherst College field hockey team continues to move up the national rankings, winning their last three games and extending their win streak to nine straight .The team picked up two NESCAC victories and one non-conference win over last two weeks.

The first win came against NESCAC foe, Colby, back on Saturday, Oct. 11. The battle lasted into overtime, but the Jeffs eventually pulled out the win in front of their home crowd.

The Amherst men’s tennis team spent their Fall Break on a road trip, traveling to face top-tier opponents, seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins and ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon, for their first dual matches of the fall. The Jeffs came away with two key 5-4 victories to start the season undefeated for the second straight year.

“I think from an expectations standpoint, I was just excited to see how the guys were going to compete and how we would handle two tough dual matches early in the season,” said head coach Todd Doebler on his thoughts heading into the weekend.

The Clippers will have the best record in the NBA.

Admittedly, this one is a little less bold after the news that Kevin Durant will miss the first six weeks of the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Los Angeles finished 57-25 last year, behind only the Thunder and the Spurs. Durant’s injury should knock the Thunder down a peg.

After clinching conference wins over Colby and Wesleyan in the past two weeks, the Amherst women’s soccer team worked their way to the top of the NESCAC, tying archrival Williams for the first place standing. Ranked 15th in nation, the Jeffs have won three of their last four games. Amherst saw their second loss of the year come from the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State University (9-5-1) just before fall break. Although ECSU snapped a six-game win streak for the Jeffs, the resilient Purple and White responded by capturing three straight victories.

The Amherst men’s cross country team traveled to Williamstown this past Saturday to take part in the Little Three Championships, hosted by NESCAC archrival Williams.

The Jeffs took second in the meet with 45 points, while Williams took home the title with 19 points. Wesleyan was last in the trio, with 68 points.

Last weekend, the Amherst women’s volleyball team earned a split in two crucial NESCAC matches, beating Connecticut College in a come-from-behind 3-2 victory and falling to Tufts in straight sets. Afterwards, the team defeated Endicott at Tufts in straight sets to finish with a 2-1 week overall.

Dating back to Saturday, Oct. 11, the men’s soccer team went 2-1 in its past three games and currently sports a 10-1-2 record overall (6-1-2 in the NESCAC).

The Jeffs picked up a key NESCAC victory on Oct. 11th at home against the Colby Mules.