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.
Liza Katz '25E
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.
In this week’s Around the Herd: Men’s and women’s soccer both fell for the first time this season; field hockey suffered a loss at the hands of the Ephs; women’s golf participated in the NCAA Fall Preview; football took on Trinity; and both volleyball and men’s tennis found success at Bowdoin.
Fall sports are in full swing as field hockey, volleyball, women’s and men’s soccer, cross country, and men’s golf all kicked off their campaigns in the past week. Here are the highlights.
After the biggest tournament in Women’s World Cup history, Managing Sports Editor (and soccer player) Liza Katz ’25E looks back on how this tournament has exemplified the sport's conflicted moment: one of women's excellence being repeatedly overshadowed by sexist systems.
As the academic year kicks off for the Mammoths, the men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and volleyball teams will play their first games of the season. In this edition of Around the Herd, The Student previews how each team may fare over the course of the season.
The men’s basketball team lost an away game against Colby-Sawyer College on Thursday, Dec. 1, and blew a 15-point halftime lead at home against Springfield College on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Now eight games into the season, the Mammoths are 3-5.