The Amherst men’s squash team was dealt a difficult interterm schedule, facing ten top 25 ranked teams.

For the first match of interterm, the Jeffs traveled to Middlebury to face the 18th-ranked Panthers. Their only win of that match came from the No. 1 player, sophomore Noah Browne, who defeated his opponent, Parker Hurst, in three games, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6.

Amherst returned home to host the Pioneer Valley Invitational that weekend, where they would play six matches over the course of three days.

The men’s squash team opened up the season at home on Saturday, Nov. 16 and were in mid season form, sweeping the Huskies of Northeastern 9-0.

Seven of the eight matches were won by decisive 3-0 decisions. Noah Browne ’16 secured the win in the number one spot defeating Evan Jacobson 11-9 in the first game, an impressive 11-1 in the second and securing the victory with an 11-6 win in the final game.

In the number two spot, David Kerr ’14 edged out a win 14-12 in the first game before finishing off the match with 11-7 and 11-3 wins respectively in games two and three.

Field hockey saw their season come to a close after falling 1-0 to Middlebury in the NESCAC Semifinals held on Saturday, Nov 9. The team finished with a 13-3 record and a near perfect 9-1 record in NESCAC play.

Each team remained strong defensively for much of the first half with neither side mounting-threatening offensive drives.
The first shot of the game came twenty minutes into play from Panther Alyssa DiMaio. Amherst keeper Rachel Tannebaum ’15 was able to make an impressive pad save to keep the game notched at zero.

Field hockey had an impressive week, closing out their regular season winning streak at twelve games and defeating Wesleyan in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.

The team travelled to Trinity to close out regular season play. The series has always been close knit when the Jeffs take on the Bantams.

The 3-2 decision of this game marked the ninth consecutive time the two have been separated by a single goal.

The No. 10- ranked field hockey team had a successful week and a half, garnering two NESCAC victories and one non-conference win.

Their first NESCAC victory came against Wesleyan on Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19.

Blair Ingraham got the scoring started for Wesleyan as she took Vanessa Block’s pass from the corner and tucked the ball in the bottom left corner giving Wesleyan a 1-0 lead.

The No. 10-ranked Amherst field hockey team travelled to Waterville, Maine on Saturday, Oct. 12 to take on Colby in an important NESCAC battle.

The Jeffs extended their winning streak to eight games and improved their overall record to 8-2 and 6-1 in NESCAC play as they defeated the Mules 1-0.

Prior to the meeting, Colby had not surrendered a single goal on their home turf all season.

Coach Carol Knerr commented on the team’s knowledge of this statistic and how they were able to overcome it.

Heading into their final stretch of regular season games, the No. 11-ranked Jeffs looked to keep their winning streak alive. They did just that, defeating both Keene State and Hamilton this past week.

The first win, over the Owls (9-2), came on Thursday, Oct. 3. The Jeffs played host in the match and dealt the Keene State squad just their second loss of the year.