Ask any member of the men’s club soccer team about Alex Frenett, and he’ll tell you that what he cares about the most is not the number of games the team wins but building a welcoming team community.

On Friday and Saturday, the Mammoths travelled to Conn. College to compete at the Silfen Invitational. On Friday, only elite sections of mid-distance and distance events competed, while on Saturday all events took place. Both days featured nice weather, a stark contrast to the cold weather of the prior week’s Amherst Spring Fling.

On an icy night in Fenway, the century-old rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees added another ugly chapter to its already checkered history. In the top of the third, the Yankees — ahead 5-1 after Sox starter David Price’s disastrous one-inning start — were threatening with runners on first and second and nobody out. Tyler Wade laid down a bunt, hoping to move the runners over. Sox third baseman Rafael Devers fielded the bunt and fired it to second. His throw was somewhat off the mark, forcing shortstop Brock Holt to stretch to receive it.

Softball Catcher posed to snag a pitch

It was a big week for Amherst softball, as the Mammoths swept Smith College in a mid-week doubleheader and took two of three games from Williams in the weekend series.
In the first game of the week, Amherst needed only six innings to defeat Smith by a score of 9-0. Andrea Sanders ’20 had a huge day at the plate, racking up two hits and two RBIs while scoring two runs. Sammy Salustri ’19 also had a two-hit, three-RBI performance, and Kyra Naftel ’19 added a multi-hit game of her own.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team had another successful week, snagging a victory over a higher-ranked Tufts squad on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Mammoths stand at 7-1 in league action with only two weeks to go until the NESCAC tournament.

The seventh-ranked team in the nation, Amherst has handled the NESCAC with ease so far this season, taking down every opponent apart from No. 4 Wesleyan.

Last Tuesday’s comfortable win over Conn. College was good preparation for the weekend, when Amherst took on the No. 3 team in the nation: Tufts.

It took until the 10th match of the season, but the No. 7 Amherst men’s tennis team finally hosted its home-opener this past Wednesday against Conn. College. The Mammoths capitalized on the home court advantage, as they didn’t lose a match, beating the Camels 9-0. Amherst then had its second home match of the season on Friday against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and although the hosts faced a stiffer challenge, they still emerged with a 6-3 win.

The women’s golf team started its spring campaign with a strong showing at the 2018 Vassar Invitational, finishing in sixth place out of the 11-team field.