The Amherst field hockey team faced two fierce competitors this week, Trinity and Hamilton. The purple and white fell to the Bantams on Wednesday, Oct. 26 on Gooding Field. Later that week on Saturday, Oct. 29 the purple and white were knocked out of postseason play by the Continentals in the NESCAC quarterfinals.

The Amherst women’s field hockey team went 2-0 in the second to last week of regular season action, pushing their record to 9-1 over their last 10 games. The purple and white faced Smith and Wesleyan on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 22, respectively.

In a matchup with Smith on the purple and white’s home field, the team finished the game with a score of 7-2. Later that weekend, they obtained their 11th win with a score of 4-0 on the road in Middletown, Connecticut.

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.

The Amherst women’s field hockey team faced Endicott College on the road on Thursday, Sept. 22, and NESCAC rival Williams at home on Saturday Sept. 24, and won both matchups against the two respectable opponents.

The scoring started early when, off of an off-target shot from Caroline Fiore ’18, Mary Margaret Stoll ’17 found the back of the net to take the lead. Amherst would continue to hold the pressure in Endicott’s defensive third of the field as Mary Grace Cronin ’18 was able to find Kendall Codey ’19, who increased the purple and white’s goal count to two.

The Amherst’s field hockey team went 1-1 in its second week of regular season play. The purple and white took on Keene State on Wednesday, Sept. 14 scoring six goals and allowing none. On Saturday, Sept. 17 at Middlebury, the NESCAC game ended after double overtime as Amherst fell to the Panthers 3-2.

On Wednesday against Keene State, Amherst showed that it can bounce back after a tough loss. Leaving Bowdoin with a sour taste in their mouth last Saturday the purple and white had its foot on the gas pedal and were not about to let up.

Following a grueling preseason, the women’s field hockey team had no time to rest with two critical games in the first week of the regular season. The purple and white took on Mount Holyoke under the lights this past Wednesday night and squared up against Bowdoin the following Saturday. Both proved to be well-fought games on both sides, but the purple and white exited the first week of the regular season play with a respectable 1-1 record.

This past weekend, the men’s golf team traveled to the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vermont to compete in the NESCAC championship. As the tournament came to a close, the purple and white clinched the third-place position trailing behind Middlebury and Trinity.