The Amherst men’s squash team began its season in dominating fashion, posting a 9-0 home win in the team’s season-opener against Brandeis. With three-game sweeps on every single court, the purple and white showcased the depth of this year’s talented squad.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s swimming and diving team picked up another dual meet win, continuing its strong 2016-2017 campaign. Amherst traveled to NESCAC rival Middlebury and picked up a 179.5-113.5 win, making it three victories in a row for Amherst.

The talented team composed of a mix of veterans and fresh faces has impressed so far this season, dominating the NESCAC competition they have faced handily. In addition to dominating the overall affair, the purple and white took first place in 11 events.

It was an exciting week for the Amherst men’s basketball team, as the team came away with three big wins, improving its overall record to 6-0. The purple and white hosted Westfield State University on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and, led by strong offensive performances from seniors Eric Conklin and Reid Berman, cruised past the Owls 84-59.

Amherst took control early, as consecutive three-pointers from Johnny McCarthy ’18 and Jeff Racy ’17 put the purple and white up 6-0. From there, Amherst went on two huge runs, sparked by clutch triples from Racy and Jayde Dawson ’18.

This past Saturday, the Amherst women’s indoor track and field team traveled to Northampton to open their season at the non-scoring Smith Invitational. Competing against a talented field of other schools, including Little Three rivals Wesleyan and Williams and to local foes Smith and Mount Holyoke as well several other New England schools, the purple and white boasted several impressive individual finishes.

Strong performances from underclassmen continued to help propel the Amherst women’s swim and dive team to victory over NESCAC rival Middlebury this weekend. This win marks the purple and white’s third straight dual-meet triumph.

Ingrid Shu ’20, Geralyn Lam ’18, Stephanie Moriarty ’18 and Zoe Pappas ’19 comprised the 200-yard medley relay team that captured the first victory of the meet with a fast time of 1:49.44.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Amherst women’s basketball team hosted Eastern Connecticut State. The game was part of the NESCAC’s “It’s on Us” week, in which teams across the conference promoted awareness about sexual assault and how to prevent it. Eastern Conn. State entered Thursday’s game with a 3-1 record and Amherst with an impressive 4-0. The home team started familiar faces including Ali and Meredith Doswell ’17, Madeline Eck ’20, Jamie Renner ’17 and Hannah Hackley ’18.