The Amherst College women’s soccer team (5-1-0) suffered its first lost of the season last weekend in an away matchup against conference archrival Williams (6-0-0). The Jeffs wrapped up their weekend with a decisive 3-0 win over Wheaton College (6-3) at home.

Rarely do Amherst players step on to the Williams College campus without a little fire in their bellies. This weekend, the men’s tennis team was no exception, especially after losing to Williams in the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament last spring. The Jeffs headed west for the USTA/ITA regional championships on Friday. Although this time the team was in Wiliamstown for a tournament, not a matchup against their rivals, they undoubtedly were fueled by the memory of the loss as they took the tournament by storm.

The Amherst College football team opened the 2015 season by defeating Bates College decisively on Saturday, Sept. 26 thanks to 28 unanswered points.

The purple and white displayed great offensive prowess: They amassed 556 yards (the most yards in a game since 2011) en route to a commanding 37-14 victory. The Jeffs have now won the last eight contests against the Bobcats, pushing their record over Bates to 24-4-2 since their first matchup in 1901.

The Amherst College women’s golf team claimed fourth place in the Mount Holyoke Invitational last weekend, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 26 and 27. Competing in a 14-team field, the purple and white amassed a team score of 651 at the par-71 Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, MA.

Q: Tell us a little bit about how you got into soccer as a youth and its role in your early life.
A: My whole athletic experience growing up was extraordinary. It started at Winchester High School in Winchester, Massachusetts, where I was a member of two very successful teams: varsity basketball and varsity soccer. I knew from that point on that there was something I truly loved about being on a team, no matter if I was the best player or the worst player. There was something there that I wanted to share with others and be involved in for the rest of my life.

Coming off several electric games last week, the Amherst women’s volleyball team suffered its first loss to conference rival Williams in a tough Wednesday night match. But the purple and white bounced back quickly on Saturday with an impressive showing in their double-header at Babson University.

The Firedogs traveled to Williamstown on Wednesday night and overwhelmed the Ephs to start. The first set was a hard-fought match, with each team fighting for every point.

Whatever your gender identity, I encourage you to venture into the larger of the two stalls in the first-floor men’s bathroom of Frost Library. There, to your left, you shall see, inked on the gray metal barrier between the toilets, a challenge, of sorts: “Top 10 Nicknames for Biddy’s House.”