The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to Vermont this weekend for the Middlebury Invitational, a tournament that promised strong competition from NESCAC rivals. After a dual match loss to Williams last weekend, the team bounced back in its penultimate tournament of the fall season. Amherst earned a series of convincing victories along with a few narrow losses across singles and doubles action.

Amherst women’s volleyball went 2-1 this week, with one win and one loss in NESCAC play. The Firedogs were on the road all weekend, after rolling over Westfield State on Wednesday night in non-conference play in LeFrak Gymnasium. Amherst bounced back from their loss to an undefeated Middlebury team on Friday night with a sweep of Hamilton the next morning.

A scoreless second half and double-overtime resulted in a draw for the 19th-ranked women’s soccer team (6-2-1 overall, 3-2-1 in conference) in its matchup against NESCAC opponent Hamilton (3-4-1, 2-3-1).

The Continentals, who are tied for fifth in the NESCAC, jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. Just 18 minutes into action, Hamilton’s Ali Clark collected the ball inside the box and blasted a shot between the posts.

It was an exciting week for the Amherst College field hockey team, which — after a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to rival Tufts — was able to shut down both Connecticut College and Hamilton to boost its conference record to an even 3-3.


The Amherst men’s golf team had a strong showing this past weekend at the 2015 ECAC New England Division III championship, finishing with a score of 648 over the two-day tournament.

This performance earned the purple and white sixth place out of 14 teams. Middlebury placed first in the tournament while fellow NESCAC competitor Trinity took second place overall. The Jeffs finished in third place among the competing NESCAC teams.

After the fireworks of three straight double overtime victories, the No. 2-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer teamed enjoyed a less dramatic but equally impressive week. In three games this week, the Jeffs defeated NESCAC foes Connecticut College and Hamilton as well as non-conference opponent Mount Saint Mary in lopsided victories. With the wins, the purple and white keep their undefeated record intact at 11-0-0 (6-0-0 NESCAC).

The Amherst College football team sealed another win on Pratt Field Saturday afternoon, improving to 3-0 on the season and extending its winning streak to 14 consecutive games. The Jeffs shut down NESCAC rival Middlebury in a 24-7 win that involved strong efforts all over the field.