Volleyball records first win over Middlebury in NESCAC tournament, falls in semifinals

After a momentous victory against the Middlebury Panthers in the NESCAC quarterfinals, the Tufts volleyball season came to an end in a 3–2 loss to the undefeated Bowdoin Polar Bears. The Jumbos finished the 2018 season fifth in the NESCAC with a 6–4 record in conference and 16–10 overall. Tufts traveled to Brunswick, Maine for the […]


Volleyball clinches fifth seed for postseason play

Closing out the regular season facing two NESCAC opponents, Tufts went 1–1 over the weekend to finish the regular season with a 15–9 overall record and a 6–4 conference record. In the final game of the season, Tufts lost to Wesleyan in a five-set game on Saturday, a day after it trounced Conn. College in […]


Volleyball tops field at New England Challenge with three victories

With consecutive victories over Springfield, Babson and MIT, Tufts swept the New England Challenge tournament to improve its overall record to 14–8. Tufts faced then-No. 21 MIT in its third tournament game, looking to lock up an undefeated record for the weekend. The first set proved to be a back-and-forth battle, as the teams stayed within a few points […]


Volleyball responds to Amherst disappointment with dominant win over Trinity

Tufts sits third in the NESCAC with a 11–7 record (5–2 in-conference) with a pair of wins this week. The team dominated UMass Boston (11–7) on the road on Tuesday before falling to NESCAC rival Amherst (12–3) at home on Friday night. The Jumbos then bounced back to take down the Trinity Bantams (8–6) at Cousens […]


Volleyball bounces back from losing streak to defeat two NESCAC opponents

After a week of uncharacteristic defeats, Tufts got back on track this weekend with two strong NESCAC wins over Hamilton and Williams. On Saturday, the Jumbos dueled against the Williams Ephs (7–7) in Williamstown, Mass. The match started off tight, with the teams splitting the first two sets. Tufts took the first 26–24 and conceded […]


Volleyball victorious vs. Clark in season opener

Tufts got off to a strong start in its 2018 season, picking up a 3–1 victory over Clark on Tuesday. The Jumbos picked up the first, third and fourth sets on their way to victory over the Cougars (2–1) at Cousens Gymnasium. Tufts started slowly in the first set, falling behind 7–4 before junior middle hitter Christina […]


Volleyball season comes to a close with wrenching loss to MIT

The Tufts volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, as it fell to the No. 18 MIT Engineers (30–3) in the second round of the NCAA regional tournament. After a 3–0 victory over the UMass-Boston Beacons (15–6) on Friday afternoon, the Jumbos dropped Saturday’s match to the Engineers in five sets, ending the season with a 23–7 […]


Volleyball: Jumbos enter postseason undefeated in the NESCAC for second straight year

The Tufts volleyball team secured its second consecutive year as the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC tournament over the weekend. With wins over Wesleyan and Conn. College, Tufts improved to 10–0 in its conference this season. As the Jumbos prepare to host the NESCAC tournament yet again, sophomore middle hitter Heather Holz reflected on the position that the team is […]


Volleyball: Jumbos go 1–3 in weekend non-conference play

The Jumbos (8–4, 3–0 NESCAC) struggled to find their rhythm at times over the weekend, as they returned home from the Barker Chevrolet Classic II at the campus of Illinois Wesleyan with a 1–3 record for the weekend. Their only win over the weekend came in a thrilling five-set game against Wisconsin Oshkosh on Saturday. […]


Volleyball has successful weekend, yet questions remain

The Jumbos wrapped up their first week of the season with a 3–1 record and clinched two victories out of three games at the New England Invitational, yet they still have multiple questions to answer. With no single player jumping out as the obvious choice, coach Cora Thompson has tried out multiple different first-year and sophomore players at […]


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