Keriann Slayton is a Staff Writer at the Tufts Daily.

Trust, intensity propel women’s basketball to 11-game winning streak, NCAA Sweet 16

In the opening weekend of NCAA Tournament play, the Jumbos established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the national stage through dominant performances on their home court. Fresh off of a NESCAC Championship, Tufts continued its momentum against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and secured a commanding 72–57 victory to kick off […]

Women’s basketball attacks NESCAC play with offensive dominance led by Maggie Russell’s 40-point performance

Junior forward Maggie Russell cemented herself as one of the all-time greats of Tufts women’s basketball, scoring 40 points in the team’s 75–61 victory over Bowdoin in the first round of NESCAC tournament play. The Jumbos faced off against the Polar Bears in Cousens Gymnasium for their second matchup of the year, and after a […]

Women’s basketball freezes opponents, increases win streak to 4

Despite record-low temperatures outside, Tufts women’s basketball stayed hot on the courts in Maine, securing two road victories over conference opponents Colby and Bowdoin. The Jumbos returned from the trip on a four-game winning streak, building crucial momentum as the end of regular season approaches and they gear up for NESCAC tournament play. Travel delays […]

High-energy performances and career milestones culminate in thrilling overtime victory for women’s basketball

Cousens Gymnasium was electric on the afternoon of Jan. 21 as the women’s basketball team defeated conference opponent Bates College in overtime 84–75 after 11 instances of a tie score and 11 lead changes throughout the contest.  The back-and-forth battle included milestones for junior forward Maggie Russell, who scored a career high 33 points, and […]

Women’s basketball’s preseason preparation yields strong start to season in weekend victories

In a thrilling matchup on Friday, the Jumbos rallied for a 60–57 road victory against Worcester Polytechnic Institute, showcasing the team’s grit and perseverance. After a strong first quarter for Tufts led by sophomore guard Annika Decker’s eight points, the Engineers responded and took a five-point lead going into halftime. The Jumbos had a slow […]

Field hockey team’s flexibility and fundamentals led to regular-season success, laying foundation for strong postseason potential

Jumbo field hockey experienced significant growth and achieved great success throughout the regular season. After losing seven seniors to graduation last spring, the team relied on the players’ ability to embrace new roles and their extraordinary work ethic to secure a record of 10–5 going into the postseason. On Oct. 22, Tufts fell 4–0 to […]

Field hockey fights to the finish to secure a road victory over Bates

The Tufts field hockey team continued its conference success with a road win against Bates over the weekend. The matchup proved competitive, as the Bates Bobcats struck first with a goal in the second quarter, but the Jumbos reset during halftime and responded with a vengeance, scoring two goals in the third quarter and maintaining […]

Field hockey takes care of business against Trinity and rebounds after a frustrating loss

Field hockey had business to attend to over the weekend, with back-to-back days of conference matchups against Colby and previously undefeated Trinity.  The Saturday game against Colby ended in disappointing fashion for the Jumbos, who lost 2–1 after fourth-quarter momentum gave the Mules the victory. Despite a strong offensive presence, shots could not find the […]

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Field hockey increases win streak to six games with elite play execution and mentality 

On Sept. 21, the women’s field hockey team’s winning streak reached six games after a 2–1 victory over the Wesleyan Cardinals on their home turf. Successful corners in the first half gave the Jumbos a two-goal advantage, and they held onto that lead for the entire game despite frequent threats and a fourth-quarter spark from […]

Field hockey stirs up the perfect storm as season takes off

The field hockey team burst onto Ounjian Field last weekend, displaying fire and preparation in their home opener against Connecticut College and securing a dominant 5–1 victory over the Camels. The Jumbos made a statement to the entire NESCAC, scoring early and often via creative pass plays and consistent defense.  Senior defender Jackie McCarthy scored […]