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.

On Saturday, the Women’s Soccer team opened its season with a thrilling overtime victory against NESCAC rival Middlebury. Megan Kim ’16 broke the scoreless tie for Amherst just seven minutes into overtime with a stellar play, giving the Lady Jeffs their first win of the 2013 season.

Robert Griffin III’s knee. Chip Kelly’s offense. The sports world buzzed about those topics before Monday night’s matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. Robert Griffin III didn’t have a triumphant return from ACL surgery like Adrian Peterson last year. In fact, he looked uncomfortable in the pocket facing live action for the first time since the Redskins’ Jan. 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Amherst College’s Pratt Field renovation project began in the winter of 2012 is set to be completed in the very near future, completing a makeover that will upgrade the fieldhouse, grandstands and track of the third-oldest NCAA football field in the country.

The Firedogs showed their talent and validated high expectations surrounding the program after opening their season with a second place finish at the Springfield College Invitational over the weekend. Coach Sue Everden believes that the team needs more time together to become a great team, but was very excited about the team’s g rowth over the course of the weekend.

“With only a week of practice before our first outing vs. very good competition, the Amherst squad needed and will continue to need more game time to gel,” Everden said.

Coming off an impressive spring season, the Amherst men’s golf team got off to a promising start to its fall 2013 season at the Trinity Invitational this past weekend. Placing second of nine teams overall, the Jeffs wasted no time proving that they are ready to compete. Junior Josh Moser led the Jeffs with a two-round score of 151, followed by senior captain Nicholas Koh with a two-round score of 155. The two upperclassmen finished fifth and ninth overall, respectively.

If there was any doubt about how the women’s cross country team would rebound from the loss of all-world star Keri Lambert ’13, the squad has, at least for now, quieted it.