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 Women's Basketball
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.
After an away win against New Jersey City University on Sunday, Dec. 4, the Mammoths faced NESCAC rival Wesleyan the next night. They came out on top against the Cardinals, stopping a late rally to stay undefeated as they head into their final game of the semester.
The women’s basketball team has opened their 2022-2023 season with four wins and sights set high as this young team goes into the rest of the season.
Coming off a Final Four appearance in the 2021-22 season, the Amherst women’s basketball team opened their season with two wins this past weekend. In their tip-off tournament, the Mammoths put on a clinic, first beating local rival Springfield College 54-50 before besting Rowan College 57-50.