Mass. College Lax: Amherst, Williams To Compete In NCAA Third Round

Williams' defense will be ready to challenge Colby in the third round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for
Williams’ defense will be ready to challenge Colby in the third round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for


The Amherst College and Williams College women’s lacrosse teams will be competing this weekend in the NCAA Division III Tournament’s third round. Both teams earned second round victories last Saturday as the Ephs defeated Wheaton College, while the Jeffs topped Bridgewater State.

Amherst will be the host of the third and quarterfinal rounds, beginning Saturday, May 17. The Jeffs will play York (Pa.) at 4 p.m. with the winner advancing to Sunday’s (May 18) quarterfinals against either TCNJ or Washington & Lee.

Williams will travel to Cortland, New York to take on New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Colby College. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals and face either SUNY Cortland or Redlands.

Below is the third round schedule, courtesy of the NESCAC website. Check back later this week for Sunday’s times.

NCAA Third Round Schedule (Saturday, May 17): 

* York @ Amherst, 2:30 p.m.

* Colby vs. Williams @ Cortland, New York, 2:30 p.m.

Mass. College Football: Williams Says Farewell To Cole Field (VIDEO)


Williams College’s football team will say good bye to Weston Field tomorrow afternoon, along with the Cole Field Complex following their final regular season finale against Amherst College.

The Ephs and Lord Jeffs, who will meet for the 128th time tomorrow afternoon, have met 65 times on the grass field.

In honor of the team’s final contest, the athletic department produced a short video, which we’ve provided below courtesy of the Ephs’ YouTube channel.

For more information about the 128th meeting — HOP HERE

Tufts Football Ready To Kick-Off (VIDEO)


This Saturday, Tufts University’s football team will begin their 2012 season against Wesleyan University, a squad they haven’t faced since the 2009 season. The Cardinals won the last meeting against the Jumbos, but Tufts head coach Jay Civetti is optimistic about his team’s chances this time around, as well as this season, too.

Below is a message from Civetti via the Jumbos YouTube page, as well as his thoughts on Saturday’s contest.

Amherst College Football Season Preview (VIDEO)


The fourth week of college football is upon us. However, teams from the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) officially begin their season this weekend.

Amherst College, the league’s defending champion, will begin their title defense on Saturday at home against Hamilton College. Below is a YouTube video from the college’s athletic department, which highlights the team and the season.

Amherst College Football — The Perfect Season/Amherst-Williams Recap


The Amherst College Lord Jeffs football team finished their season undefeated, as well as captured their second NESCAC title, (New England Small College Athletic Conference) in three seasons.

On Saturday, they ended their season with a triumphant 31-18 win at Williams College, and recorded their fourth [8-0] season in school history.

Here’s a video recapping the 126th meeting between Amherst-Williams courtesy of the Amherst College Athletic department.