The Amherst Women’s Lacrosse team scored 15 goals for the second consecutive game last week, downing Little Three rival Wesleyan, 15-6, on Tuesday. The Jeffs faced a tough loss on Saturday afternoon, however, falling to top-ranked Middlebury, 13-4. No. 10 Amherst is now 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the NESCAC, while No. 3 Middlebury maintains its undefeated streak at 10-0 overall and 7-0 in conference play.

Softball took care of business during a busy end-of-week stretch, going 6-1 over four days to improve their record to 18-6. The Lord Jeffs swept doubleheaders against Westfield State and Smith and before winning two out of three against Hamilton.


On Saturday, 19th-ranked Amherst took on 21st-ranked Bates in a battle between two competitive NESCAC teams. The match featured some excellent tennis with Amherst coming out victorious in the end, 5-4.

The track & field team started its outdoor season on March 30 at the Tufts Univ. Snowflake Classic. Competing against 24 Division I, II and III teams, the Amherst men finished 12th, right in the middle of the pack, while the women took seventh.

Notable performances on the day included senior Keri Lambert in the 5,000 meters, where she won her event in dominating fashion, as she finished 47 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. In the same event on the men’s side, Charlie Reighard ’14 nearly took home a first place finish as he was a mere half a second behind the winner.

If this weekend’s success is any indication of events to come, the Jeffs will find themselves right back in the thick of things come NESCAC playoff time.

Facing conference rival Middlebury for a three-game weekend set, the Jeffs made a definitive statement by recording a sweep. The series was not without its hotly contested moments; Amherst won the middle game of the series by a mere 4-3 margin. Overall, however, the Jeffs had the Panthers’ number: two of their wins came by resounding 11-0 and 11-1 scores.

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