The Amherst College men’s club soccer team went 1-1 last week — falling short of taking down division-leader Umass A in a narrow 3-2 loss on Friday, Oct. 13 before dispatching Harvard B 4-1 on Sunday, Oct. 15 to end the regular season. Ending with a 7-2-1 record, the team, more commonly referred to as AFC (Amherst Football Club), just missed out on an at-large bid to the playoffs.

The Amherst College football team traveled up to Waterville, Maine this past weekend to take on the Colby Mules. Behind a stellar defensive effort, the Mammoths rebounded from the previous weekend’s loss with a dominating 40-7 win.

This past weekend, Amherst field hockey played two away games, facing off against fellow NESCAC schools Colby and Bates. Unfortunately, the Mammoths suffered two close losses. Both games ended with final scores of 1-0.

Amherst played the Colby Mules on Saturday, Oct. 14, and it was a closely matched affair, with both Amherst and Colby registering five shots on goal. Amherst had eight total shots, which bested Colby’s five. Amherst also had sixteen penalty corners, while Colby only had four.

Dan Rube ’88 arrived at Amherst as a tennis player interested in math. Some thirty-odd years later, he is now the executive vice president and deputy general counsel at the National Basketball Association. Although he’s had quite a few stops along the way, the manner of thinking and engaging with the world that he absorbed at Amherst has never stopped guiding his choices.

Math and Tennis Early On

Last week, the Washington Nationals lost their fourth National League Division Series in the past six years, surrendering their early lead and serving up the Chicago Cubs’ third straight appearance in the National League Championship. As the Nationals choked away their chance for a D.C. team to make a conference final for the first time since 1998, an odd interpretation of an obscure rule helped them steal defeat from the jaws of victory. With two outs in the fifth inning and the Cubs leading by one, Javier Baez, as he is wont to do, swung and missed at an 0-2 slider in the dirt.

On a gorgeous day at Mt. Greylock, Williams’ home course, the Amherst women’s cross country team (43 points) placed second to the Ephs (20 points) at the annual Little Three Championships, defeating Wesleyan (69 points). This victory for Williams marks their 10th straight win at the Little Three Championships. As a result of their strong showing, Amherst moved up one place in the New England Region rankings to No. 7, while Williams retained their second-place regional ranking.

After a tough September fraught with heartbreaking losses, the Amherst women’s soccer team has begun to find their groove in the second half of the season. The Mammoths just completed a 2-0 week, with both wins coming against in-conference foes.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Mammoths took the field to face off against Colby. Amherst’s Mia Bongiorno ’19 had the lone goal in a closely contested match. Bongiorno scored her game-winning goal less than a minute before the halftime buzzer, and the Mules were unable to tie the score in the next 45 minutes.