The Amherst women’s lacrosse team snapped a three-game slide with a mid-week win over Connecticut College before dropping a tightly contested match against 20th-ranked Tufts.

On Tuesday, April 11, the Mammoths traveled to New London, Conn. to face a Camels team desperate for its first NESCAC win. However, Conn. College was unable to secure the victory it was looking for as Amherst cruised to a 13-2 win.

The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday, April 15 to face off against the Ephs of Williams College.

In a tough match against their archrival, the 12th-ranked Mammoths fell to No. 4 Williams, 8-1.

Amherst’s sole victory came from Camille Smukler ’20/Kelsey Chen ’19 on the first doubles court.

The No. 1 doubles pair for the Mammoths is an impressive 6-3 on the season and has won their last five matches. The duo downed Hannah Atkinson/Chloe Henderson, 8-5.

The Amherst men’s track and field team had a busy and successful weekend, as several mid-distance and distance runners competed at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College on Friday, April 14. The next day, Saturday, April 15, the majority of the team competed across town at the UMass Minuteman Invitational.

Sophomores Kristian Sogaard and Vernon Espinoza kicked off the action this weekend for the Mammoths by placing second and third in the 800-meter run. The duo finished the two-lap race in 1:54, demonstrating their speed as the NESCAC Championships approach.

After dropping their series against Middlebury two games to one on April 7-8, Amherst baseball rebounded in a big way with a 4-1 week that featured a three-game sweep of archrival Williams.

The team defeated Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday before claiming the series against the Ephs. No. 21 Salve Regina then halted this winning streak with a 4-1 win over the Mammoths.

With these results, the team’s record now stands at 10-10 (4-2 NESCAC).

The Amherst men’s tennis team continued its season-long dominance, posting a perfect record against four opponents to stretch the team’s win streak to five games.

Coming off a win over Division I foe Bryant, the Mammoths’ strong play carried over to both matches of last Friday’s doubleheader. Given that both matches were away, Coach Todd Doebler elected to send his stronger team to Cambridge, Mass., to take on the 22nd-ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Amherst’s second squad faced off against NESCAC foe Connecticut College later in the evening.

Mary Margaret Stoll ’17 is a double major in chemistry and environmental studies. Her advisor is Professor Anna Martini. Her thesis examines the properties of ice core specimens from Antarctica.

Q: What is your thesis? What are you studying?
A:
I’m doing an environmental studies thesis, and I’ve been looking at six sea ice cores from Antarctica. I’ve been studying the structure and chemistry and oxygen isotopes and how all those properties vary with depth.

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