Boasting a three-game winning streak and buoyed by an exhilarating upset of Bowdoin, the Amherst women’s field hockey team entered last weekend’s matchup with Middlebury on a high. However, the Panthers proved too much for the upstart Mammoths, as Amherst suffered its first setback of the season in a 2-1 loss.

The Amherst women’s tennis team served up quite the 2017-2018 season debut this past weekend at the MIT Invitational, held at duPont Tennis Courts and J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble. After its abrupt and unanticipated elimination from the first round of the NESCAC tournament and the second round of the national tournament last year, the team will no doubt look forward to this season. With head coach Jackie Bagwell entering her 27th season this fall, the team entered the MIT Invitational with nine individuals for the singles match and four teams for doubles.

On Saturday, the Amherst men’s football team opened its season with a resounding 41-17 victory over the Bates Bobcats. This was a morale-boosting win for a program that was coming off of a disappointing 4-4 season, which saw the Mammoths devastated by a rash of injuries to key players.

The purple and white opened up the scoring with a seven-play drive, culminating in a 49-yard pass from Ollie Ebert ‘20 to James O’Regan ’20 in the back of the end zone.

After suffering a pair of hard-fought 3-2 losses early last week to Endicott and Middlebury, the Amherst volleyball team managed to string together three consecutive wins against out-of-conference foes, gathering momentum for the weeks ahead.

It was a tough weekend for the Amherst men’s soccer team as they suffered their first regular season home loss in six years on Saturday. After falling to Middlebury, the Mammoths are now 1-1 on the season and have dropped to sixth in the NESCAC standings.

Amherst controlled the run of play, outshooting the Panthers 15-8 and earning eight corner kicks to Middlebury’s three. However, the Mammoths were unable to capitalize on their many quality chances. Representative of Amherst’s unlucky performance was sophomore striker Dane Lind’s chance in the 45th minute of play.

Christine Kim ’18 is an interdisciplinary major. Her thesis, titled “The Role of Medical Humanities in U.S. Education,” explores the evolving role that humanities play in medical school education. Her advisers are Professor of History John W. Servos, Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations Samuel C. Morse and Health Professions Advisor Richard A. Aronson.