Ananda is a staff writer and assistant sports editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore who is double majoring in International Relations and Economics.

No. 1 women’s basketball improves to 17–0 after close victories

The women’s basketball team improved to an undefeated 17–0, after wins against Hamilton, Amherst and Babson College. The team now ranks No. 1 nationally and is atop the NESCAC alongside undefeated Bowdoin. After two Tufts offensive rebounds, senior guard Sadie Otley drained a three-point shot to give the Jumbos a 38–32 lead with three seconds […]

Women’s basketball extends undefeated streak to 7 games after defensive battle

After tallying her 1,000th career point in the previous game against Emerson, senior co-captain and guard/forward Erica DeCandido continued her run with a team-leading 18 points in the women’s basketball team’s win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on Saturday.  The Jumbos edged out the Engineers 56–44, extending their winning streak to an undefeated seven games. […]

Women’s basketball jumps ahead of Brandeis in 4th quarter, beats Skidmore

Senior guard/forward and co-captain Erica DeCandido scored 19 points against both Brandeis University and Skidmore College to lead the women’s basketball team to two consecutive wins. These wins bring the No. 2 ranked Jumbos to an undefeated 5–0 this season. On Tuesday, the Jumbos defeated the Skidmore Thoroughbreds 66–43. Both DeCandido and senior guard Cailin […]

Women’s basketball opens season with 3 consecutive victories

Led by sophomore guard Molly Ryan, who put up 19 points on Friday, and junior guard and forward Emily Briggs, who hit a career-high 21 points on Saturday, Tufts women’s basketball opened its 2019-2020 season with a 2–0 sweep at the Tufts Tip Off Tournament this past weekend. Following the sweep, Tufts also beat the […]

Women’s soccer to host NESCAC semifinals after double overtime win

In the 104th minute of the women’s soccer NESCAC quarterfinal game, junior forward Liz Reed crossed the ball in off a corner kick and junior forward Sophie Lloyd slipped it by the Bowdoin goalie to win the game for Tufts 2–1. This ending was all too familiar for both teams, as their last matchup was […]

Sykes goal in 88th minute propels women’s soccer to Homecoming draw

This Homecoming weekend, the No. 12 Tufts women’s soccer team tied 2–2 in an electric double-overtime matchup against fellow NESCAC rival Conn. College. After trailing 2–1 for most of the second half, a Conn. College foul gave Tufts sophomore midfielder Lily Sykes a free kick from the left side of the 18-yard box. Sykes fired […]

No. 13 women’s soccer earns back-to-back NESCAC shutouts

Sophomore midfielder Callie Scala tallied her first three career points off a goal and an assist in the No. 13 women’s soccer NESCAC doubleheader this past weekend. Scala scored on Sunday in a 2–0 win over Wesleyan by heading the ball into the net off a cross from first-year midfielder Margaux Ameer. Against Wesleyan, Tufts […]