Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 9
First Article: September 10, 2003
Latest Article: April 14, 2004
By Martha Buck
April 14, 2004
The first game against Bowdoin began as a pitchers’ duel, as Amherst hurler Miya
Warner ’05 and Bowdoin’s Erin Hanley each recorded three of their four
strikeouts in the first two innings. The Jeffs faltered in the third, however,
as Warner allowed a run on a leadoff walk and two consecutive singles. With one
out and runners on first and second, Bowdoin attempted a double steal, causing
an error and allowed a second run to score. A fly ball to right field secured
the second out, but the errant t
April 7, 2004
This past weekend Amherst traveled to Connecticut hoping to improve its NESCAC
record in a doubleheader against Wesleyan University. The rain did not deter the
focus of either squad during the first game, as both teams played nearly
flawless softball, each posting only one error. Wesleyan struck first, scoring a
run on a triple and an RBI single. Amherst responded in the fourth when a
sacrifice bunt from Caroline Polales ’07 advanced Gina Scribner ’04, who then
scored on an error by the catcher.
March 24, 2004
Behind the pitching of Miya Warner ’06, Amherst started the season right on
March 14 with a 2-0 win over Framingham State College. Warner struck out 10 and
allowed two hits in her complete-game victory. Classmate Rachel Hoerger led the
offense with a single, a double and an RBI.
Amherst squared off against St. Lawrence University later that day. Despite a
home run from sophomore Laura Trigeiro, a defensive lapse in the fourth inning
allowed the Saints nine runs and ultimately the 9-1 win.
November 12, 2003
Midway through Friday’s match it seemed as if history would repeat itself. After
losing the first two games 25-30 and 21-30, the ‘Dogs found their backs against
the ropes. Down 10-20 in the third game, recovery appeared impossible.
“After the second game I thought we were blocking well and hitting okay, but we
needed some digs in the back row,” said head coach Sue Everden.
Enter Laura Golden, a first-year from Boca Raton, Fla. “Though Laura had
practiced well all year, she hadn’t played a lot,
October 8, 2003
Fluid transition coupled with a fierce offensive attack combined to give the
Firedogs the edge through most of the weekend. Their only loss came in the first
match on Friday at the hands of a relentless Springfield College squad. Amherst
jumped out to a powerful start, taking the first two games 31-29 and 30-28.
However, the ‘Dogs were unable to generate enough momentum to keep the outcome
in their favor, and dropped the next three games, 20-30, 18-30 and 12-15.
Despite the outcome, Amherst pla
October 1, 2003
Several key elements came together to propel Amherst to an unblemished record.
Aggressive hitting, relentless defense, an invigorated mindset and general
cohesion all combined to give Amherst a commanding lead throughout the
“We all played extremely well together this weekend,” said setter Annie Hoeksma
’05. “It all came together and everyone was playing where they were supposed to
and giving everything they had.”
Coming off of a disappointing loss to rival Williams College the pre
September 24, 2003
The week began on Wednesday with a convincing 3-0 win over Keene State College.
The Firedogs came out strong and never relented, posting game scores of 30-13,
30-11 and 30-15. All 14 members of the team contributed to the win, eight with
kills and 11 through defensive digs. Leading the ‘Dogs offensively were Kristin
Quinn ’07 with 10 kills and co-captain middle hitter Lauren Wong ’04 with eight.
Defensively, the team relied on Kate Raddock ’06 at the libero position, who
finished the match with
September 17, 2003
Tuesday’s shut-out match against Mount Holyoke was an easy 3-0 victory for the
Firedogs, with game scores of 30-10, 30-14 and 30-24. Senior co-captain Lauren
Wong led the offense with nine kills while first-year Megan Ingraham added
A talented Smith team played a strong match before finally succumbing after four
games (30-25, 24-30, 30-18, 30-24). Critical to Thursday’s victory was an
intensity that had been lacking in past matches. “We played aggressively and
were very consistent in bot
September 10, 2003
Despite solid play on Sunday, the Firedogs were unable to overcome the scrappy
playing style of their opponent and ceded the match after five games.
The Firedogs came out strong, winning the first game (30-21) and the second
(30-28), but proceeded to lose their mental edge, dropping the third and fourth
games by the slimmest of margins (28-30), (30-32). The team rallied in the final
game but was ultimately unable to generate enough momentum to put it away and
lost the fifth (13-15).