The Jeffs had an important week and took the challenge head on, earning two crucial NESCAC victories to improve to 5-2 on the season.

The first win came over the formerly undefeated, No. 2-ranked Tufts Jumbos. Amherst hosted the defending national champions on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Jeffs travelled to Williamstown on Saturday, Sept. 21 to take on the Ephs in an important NESCAC West battle.
Amherst controlled play throughout much of the game, keeping the ball in Williams’ end.

“We came out really strong right after the whistle blew,” said Catie Downey ’16.

The Jeffs wanted to put pressure on the Williams defense and were able to take 11 shots on goal.

“We were never satisfied with the lead and never let up on the Williams’ goalie,” added Katie Paolano ’16.

After a heartbreaking overtime loss to the third-ranked Middlebury Panthers, the Jeffs travelled to Mount Holyoke on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to take on the Lyons in a Five College battle.

The Lyons jumped out to an early lead. Diana Banmann scored unassisted just eight minutes into the first half. The 1-0 score would remain through the first thirty-five minutes of play.

Banmann was also the one to get things started in the second half. Doubling the Lyons lead, she scored off a rebound stemming from the shot of Mount Holyoke midfielder Sarah LaQuerre.

The Lady Jeffs opened the 2013 season at home this weekend with a tough overtime 4-3 loss to the third-ranked Middlebury Panthers.

The first half was low scoring as solid attacks from both teams were stymied by each team’s goalies, Rachel Tannenbaum ’15 for the Jeffs and Emily Knapp for Middlebury. Tannenbaum had eight saves overall while Knapp totaled thirteen.

The Amherst indoor track season opened this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams competing at the Smith Winter Classic.

The men’s side was highlighted by strong performances from Nick Codola ’15 and Jamie Sandel ’17.

Codola earned the Jeffs’ lone first place finish on the day, finishing the 600-meter run in 1:23.65. Sandel followed closely behind, finishing fifth with a mark of 1:26.47.

Both were also members of the 4x400 relay team along with first-years David Ingraham and Harrison Haigood. The unit earned fourth-place, crossing the line at 3:35.09.