Amherst women’s golf traveled west this weekend to compete at Williams’ home course. In a field of 17 teams, the purple and white placed an impresive second. Though the team fell to Williams by 13 shots, Amherst beat out other NESCAC competitors such as Middlebury (fourth, 641), Hamilton (sixth, 674), Bowdoin (13th, 705) and Bates (15th, 802). The match was played at the 5,819 yard, 71-par Taconic Golf Club course in Taconic, Massachusetts.

Amherst starting quarterback Alex Berluti ’17 helped to lead the purple and white to a 31-10 victory over Bowdoin with his 187 passing yards and pair of touchdowns on Whittier Field in Brunswick, Maine in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC matchup.

With the win, Amherst extends its win streak to a program-record 21 games, improving to 2-0 on the season. The purple and white are now victors of 11 straight games against Bowdoin (0-2) since 2006.

This past week, the Amherst women’s field hockey team performed exceptionally well, meeting and perhaps exceeding the team’s high expectations for the season. Despite a full week, including away matches at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NESCAC-rival Tufts, followed by a return home for a match-up against Bates, the purple and white remained dialed in, and the result was an unblemished 3-0 record for the week.