After a successful January that included eight wins and two ties, the Amherst men’s ice hockey team suffered two in-conference losses to start the month of February. These defeats came at the hands of Colby and Bowdoin, two foes that the purple and white had previously bested at home.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team claimed a strong 4-0 win this past Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Salem State, and had the rest of the weekend off from play.

The purple and white came out strong on Wednesday, scoring three goals in the first period. Eight minutes into the game, Jocelyn Hunyadi ’19 took a pass from Anne Malloy ’20 and found the top corner of the goal to put Amherst up 1-0.

The beginning of February saw the Amherst women’s track and field team extend what has been a strong winter showing. The team competed in non-scoring competition this weekend at the Wesleyan University Invitational. The purple and white had a strong showing with multiple first place finishes.

The Amherst men’s squash team hosted one of the most competitive conference championship tournament in the country this weekend Feb. 3-5. With six out of the 11 total teams ranked in the top 25, No. 24 purple and white had their work cut out for them.

The Amherst women’s squash team opened postseason play this past weekend, taking on a trio of opponents at the NESCAC Championships. Playing host to the tournament, the purple and white bounced back from an early defeat to go 2-1 and claim fifth place out of the ten participating schools.

The Amherst women’s basketball team had an exciting weekend of NESCAC play. The team first traveled to Bates on Friday, Feb. 3.

Against the Bobcats, senior Ali Doswell became the program’s overall leading scorer as well as the purple and white’s career leader in made three-pointers.

The purple and white jumped out to an early lead in an impressive first quarter, tallying 33 points in just ten minutes of play. Leading the way for Amherst in this offensive explosion was senior Medith Doswell, who notched 14 points and four assists in the frame.

Amherst men’s basketball has reestablished themselves as one of the best teams in the nation after a successful weekend, in LeFrak gymnasium. With two conference wins against Bates and Tufts this weekend followed by a tough loss to Wesleyan, the purple and white improve to a NESCAC record of 6-3 and an overall record of 16-5. Saturday’s win against Tufts also marks Amherst’s 32nd straight win at home.