Field hockey continued their strong run of form last week after beating Conn. College 2-0 and winning a 3-2 double-overtime thriller in NESCAC quarterfinal play against 12th-ranked Trinity.

Conn. College entered the final regular-season game second to last in the NESCAC in goals per game and the 14th-ranked Lord Jeffs played hard defense throughout the game en route to their fifth shutout of the year. The teams ended up even with 11 shots apiece, but the Camels managed just five penalty corners, none of them coming in the second half.

Field hockey bounced back from a rocky stretch of conference play to record two wins last week in their push to the postseason.

The 15th-ranked Lord Jeffs used a big second-half run to pull away en route to a 5-1 victory over Smith on Thursday before traveling to Wesleyan on Saturday. In a nail-biter, the team withstood intense offensive pressure before scoring with six minutes left and holding on for a win that left them in sole possession of fifth place in the NESCAC.

Field hockey rebounded in a big way from two straight overtime losses, beating archrival Williams 3-2 at home on Oct. 6.

The Lord Jeffs continued their winning ways against Colby with a decisive 6-0 victory on Saturday only to fall in overtime yet again on Sunday, this time to highly-ranked Bowdoin.

Coming into the Williams game riding a three-game losing streak for the first time since 2006, the team started the game the dominant side, winning five penalty corners within the first 10 minutes alone.

Field hockey dropped two contests this week, falling 13th-ranked Tufts 4-3 in an overtime thriller on Saturday before dropping a 1-0 overtime heartbreaker to Trinity.

On Saturday, the team gave up two early second-half goals before battling back to tie the game and force overtime, only to fall short when Tufts scored off of a penalty corner four minutes into the extra period.

The 12th-ranked Jeffs knew they were going to face a stiff away test going into the game, as Tufts had only lost to undefeated Middlebury on the season.

Propelled by lethal set pieces, superior skill and tenacious defensive pressure, the undefeated men’s soccer team steam-rolled past league rivals Hamilton and Middlebury last weekend. The Jeffs (5-0, 3-0 NESCAC, ranked No. 3 in the nation) trounced Hamilton 5-1 on Saturday before scraping out a 2-0 victory at Middlebury on Sunday.

Field hockey cruised to victories over Springfield and Hamilton to remain undefeated last week before falling to Middlebury on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s NCAA quarterfinals. The 10th-ranked Lord Jeffs used a balanced attack to beat Springfield 7-0 and allowed only three shots in a 5-0 victory over Hamilton before falling to the undefeated, third-ranked Panthers.

Field hockey continued their hot start to the season last week, crushing Mount Holyoke 8-1 before earning a 3-2 win over Bates. Katie McMahon ’13 paced the 11th-ranked Lord Jeffs against Mount Holyoke with a hat trick that left her as Amherst’s all-time leading scorer, while Madeline Tank ’15 scored the game-winner against Bates as the team battled back from two deficits to win their NESCAC opener and remain undefeated.