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Buzzer-beater gives Tufts New England Big 4 Challenge Championship

Tufts played in the New England Big 4 Challenge this weekend and came away with the tournament championship after a dramatic final over the 11th-ranked Babson College. The team played the hosts, Salem State, on Saturday, and came away with a 90-77 win to advance to the finals. The Jumbos then played an instant-classic with the […]

Kenyon scores in final minute, ends Tufts’ tournament run

When the final whistle sounded, the referee ended not only the third round NCAA tournament game between Tufts and Kenyon, but also the careers of six seniors who have led the Tufts program to new heights. Tufts fell to Kenyon, 3-2, on Friday in Gambier, Ohio in a hard fought game from beginning to end. […]

Sullivan, Brown help Tufts advance to Sweet 16

On Nov. 9, the Jumbos gathered and watched the NCAA Div. III tournament selection show, hoping that their name would be called. The selection committee decided to give Tufts a chance to defend its national title. Two games later, a pair of defeated teams probably wish that the committee had thought differently. Tournament action kicked off this […]

Tufts makes NCAA Tournament, looks to defend national title

Tufts’ fate was in the hands of the selection committee as the team sat and watched the selection show on Monday for the Div. III national tournament. The Jumbos were fighting for one of 19 at-large bids for the tournament and were hoping that their resume was good enough to receive one, even though they knew that they […]

Tufts falls to Bowdoin in NESCAC quarters

After wrapping up its regular season last week, the men’s soccer team then played in the NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday, where it lost to Bowdoin. The Jumbos had emerged as the No. 3 seed in the postseason conference tournament after tying the Polar Bears in a scoreless match on Wednesday. The draw resulted in Bodwoin taking the sixth seed […]

Jumbos on two-game win streak as regular season winds down

The men’s soccer team began the final stretch of the regular season this past week with two road games. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Keene, N.H. to take on Keene State before heading west to Williamstown on Saturday for a NESCAC game against Williams. The team emerged from the week 2-0 and is back on […]

Tufts ties Bates 0-0 in double overtime, defeats Gordon

After a big Homecoming win against Middlebury last weekend, the men’s soccer team went back to work on Tuesday against non-conference opponent Gordon College and then traveled to Lewiston, ME on Saturday to face NESCAC foe Bates. The team emerged from the week with mixed results, defeating Gordon by a score of 1-0 and then tying Bates 0-0 […]

Jumbos win on Homecoming, pull into second place in conference

Fans and players alike were all smiles after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon at Kraft field. The Tufts men’s soccer team put out a strong performance on Homecoming weekend for a 1-0 win against Middlebury. After losing two consecutive NESCAC games on the road, the Jumbos were happy to return home to a lively crowd. The team […]

Tufts goes 0-2 on NESCAC weekend road trip

As the No. 12-ranked Jumbos got on the bus to come back to Medford, a new and unexpected feeling greeted them: disappointment. The team played two NESCAC road games this weekend, both of which were pushed to double overtime. On Sunday, Tufts played Hamilton, a team that entered the contest with a 1-4 conference record. The […]

Top-ranked Jumbos suffer first loss, look ahead to Wesleyan

After starting the season 5-0, including three NESCAC wins, Tufts, ranked No. 1, suffered their first loss on Saturday afternoon at Kraft Field. Despite beautiful conditions, Jumbos offense was not able to muster a goal in a competitive 1-0 loss to the No. 16 Brandeis Judges.  The Tufts offense was unusually stagnant, shooting only 11 times — lower than […]