The Amherst women’s basketball team advanced to the third round of the Division III national tournament with two victories in LeFrak Gymnasium on Friday, March 3.
Entering the tournament undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country, Amherst swept aside Regis College 65-37 in Friday’s first round. The team then defeated No. 22 Mary Washington, 60-51, on Saturday.
Against Regis College, Amherst played solid defense right off the bat, allowing their opponents to only score two points in the opening quarter.
After several weeks of preseason, the Amherst women’s lacrosse team opened their season against NESCAC rival Bowdoin in Brunswick, ME. Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 4, the game was moved to Sunday due to dangerously cold temperatures on Saturday. No. 15 Amherst dropped a hard-fought battle to the Polar Bears in a 7-6 overtime loss.
Bowdoin was first to strike with a goal off a free position shot from senior Mettler Growney. From that point forward, the game was an exciting back-and-forth match up.