The Amherst football team steamrolled through another opponent last weekend, defeating Hamilton 36-6 on Saturday, Sept. 23. With this win, Amherst’s record now stands at 2-0.

Forcing a fumble on his tackle, linebacker Andrew Sommer ’19 came up big in the first play from scrimmage for the purple and white, giving Amherst stellar field position deep in Hamilton Continental territory.

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the men’s cross country team traveled to rival Williams for the annual Purple Valley Classic. The Mammoths placed third out of 27 teams with 109 points, while SUNY Geneseo, led by individual champion Isaac Garcia-Cassani, claimed the team victory with 87 points.

Just ahead of the Mammoths was Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in second place with 95 points. Archrival and defending NESCAC Champions Williams placed fifth with 136 points.

This past week, the Amherst College field hockey team racked up three more wins. With these results, Amherst improved its overall record to 6-1 (2-1 NESCAC), their best start to a season since 2012.

Amy Coddington is a visiting assistant professor in the music department. She majored in math and music at Macalester College and received her doctorate from the University of Virginia in the Critical and Comparative Studies program.