Kudos to the Wes lacrosse teams, which recorded a pair of impressive wins over Amherst this afternoon. The Cardinal women ended an 18-game losing streak against Amherst (dating back to 1994) with a huge 12-5 win on Smith Field this afternoon (in absolutely awful weather). Charlotte Hastings ’10 and Maggie Lile ’11 each had four goals for Wes. This is the second straight year Wes has ended a decade-long losing streak against a Little Three team–Wes beat Williams 9-8 at home in 2008 to end a 25-game losing streak against the Ephs. Amherst beat Williams last week, so Wes is guaranteed no worse than a share of the Little Three title.
The Wesleyan men snagged their 12th straight win over the Lord Jeffs–and fourth straight by one goal–with a 6-5 win at Amherst. Mike Borrero ’09 made 12 saves to keep the Jeffs at bay. The Cards take on Williams on Jackson Field next Saturday at 1:00 to decide the Little Three title. Wes is also still in the running for the top overall seed, and a win keeps them right in the thick of the race to host the NESCACs.
Notably, with softball and baseball recording a pair of wins against Amherst a couple of weeks ago and softball taking down Williams yesterday, Wes has now won five straight Little Three contests. Glad I’m sports editor here and not at Amherst–should the Amherst Student actually acknowledge a loss to Wesleyan or simply not have a sports section this week? Decisions, decisions.