While most of the student body went home for Thanksgiving, 11 of the college’s athletic teams competed over the break. Highlights include men’s soccer advancing to the Final Four; an impressive cross-country nationals performance; and undefeated starts for several teams.
Amherst Men's Soccer
In this week’s edition of Around the Herd: Football beats rival Williams 21-14 in their homecoming game; men’s and women’s soccer each advance to the NCAA Round of 16; and men’s and women’s basketball open their seasons strong.
The Men’s and Women’s soccer teams won their second NESCAC title in as many seasons this past weekend. The women’s team downed Bowdoin 2-1 and the men beat Tufts 1-0 to clinch NCAA Tournament berths. Both teams will now enter NCAA play this weekend with National Championship aspirations.
In this week’s edition of Around the Herd: cross country hosts the NESCACs and both teams finish second; football falls to Wesleyan while volleyball falls to Colby; men’s and women’s soccer advance to NESCAC semifinals.
In this week’s edition of Around the Herd: field hockey secures back-to-back wins; volleyball falls to UMass-Dartmouth but recovers against the University of Hartford; and football suffers a 14-34 loss.
In this week’s edition of Around the Herd: Men’s and women’s soccer secure out-of-conference wins, football narrowly falls to Colby, and cross country shows up at the Connecticut College Invitational.
This week in Amherst Athletics: Football returned to .500; volleyball and both soccer teams earned wins; field hockey split a pair of contests; women’s golf took second place; and a pair of Mammoths won the final tournament of the fall for women’s tennis.