The Amherst women’s cross country team traveled to rival territory this past weekend to participate in the Purple Valley Invitational. Out of a pool of 23 teams, which was expanded from the 17 that competed in the 2015 meet, the purple and white sped to a ninth place finish.

SUNY Geneseo took the title, with four runners finishing in the top-20 out of 274 runners. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and host-team Williams jockeyed for second and third, and the only other NESCAC to place above Amherst was a veteran-heavy Tufts team in fourth.

The Amherst volleyball team returned to action this week, competing in four exciting matches. In a midweek contest, the purple and white took on Colby-Sawyer in LeFrak Gymnasium. Amherst trounced the Chargers in three sets (25-14, 25-10, 25-18).
Maggie Danner ’17 continued her dominance on the court with a 16-kill effort. Danner, and Annika Reczek ’18 had a block apiece. Kate Bres ’17 also contributed significantly on the offensive end with a total of 28 assists on the day.

The Amherst women’s field hockey team faced Endicott College on the road on Thursday, Sept. 22, and NESCAC rival Williams at home on Saturday Sept. 24, and won both matchups against the two respectable opponents.

The scoring started early when, off of an off-target shot from Caroline Fiore ’18, Mary Margaret Stoll ’17 found the back of the net to take the lead. Amherst would continue to hold the pressure in Endicott’s defensive third of the field as Mary Grace Cronin ’18 was able to find Kendall Codey ’19, who increased the purple and white’s goal count to two.

In its first game of the season, the Amherst football team demonstrated dominance on both sides of the ball, earning an impressive 34-0 victory over Hamilton in Saturday afternoon’s game at Pratt Field. This win extends Amherst’s winning streak to a program record 20 games dating back to the 2013 season.