Men’s soccer remains undefeated, advances to Sweet Sixteen

The Jumbos (14–0–3) progressed to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament after beating the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks, 1–0, on Sunday. Having secured a first-round bye, Tufts entered the match at Bello Field in Medford with fresh legs. Meanwhile, Stevens had to play its second game in as many days, after its match the previous […]


Men’s soccer suffers shock defeat to Colby, bows out of NESCACs

Tufts suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday against Colby, 3–2 on penalties after a goalless 110 minutes in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinal. The No. 1 Jumbos failed to convert three of their five penalties in the shoot-out, crashing out to the No. 8 bottom-seeded Mules. Failing to convert was a repetitive theme […]


No. 2 men’s soccer finishes regular season undefeated

The Jumbos wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins that secured them the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC Tournament and a No. 2 national ranking, their highest this season. In doing so, the team finished without a single regular season loss, a first for the program since 1946, the earliest year for which its record is […]


Men’s soccer slips to No. 5 after Middlebury draw, remains undefeated

Tufts ceded its first non-win of the season against Middlebury on Saturday with a frustrating 1–1 draw in double overtime. Tufts gave away a penalty less than two minutes into the game, briefly forcing the team on its back foot for the first time this season. The Jumbos managed to equalize to keep their unbeaten streak alive, […]


9–0 men’s soccer posts best start since 1994

The Jumbos moved to 9–0, their best start to the season since 1994, with two victories over Homecoming weekend. Tufts defeated its closest NESCAC rival, Amherst, 2–1, before downing Hamilton, 1–0, at Bello Field in a pair of hard-fought conference matchups. With fewer than three minutes remaining in the Jumbos’ tilt against the Continentals on Sunday, senior defender Jackson Najjar picked up […]


No. 3 men’s soccer atop NESCAC after trio of victories

At a perfect 5–0 in the season after only two weeks, the Jumbos moved to No. 3 in the nation and are one of only two NESCAC teams in the Top 25, the other being the Conn. College Camels, who sit at No. 21. While the Jumbos conceded their first goal of the season in a non-conference […]


Men’s soccer goes 2–0 to open 2018 campaign

The No. 5 Jumbos kicked off their season with back-to-back wins against a pair of regional opponents. On Tuesday, they faced the UMass Boston Beacons (1–4) at home, scoring three unanswered goals for a comfortable victory, and followed with a 1–0 overtime victory in Waterville, Maine against the Colby Mules (1–1) on Saturday. Sophomore forward Max Jacobs scored the […]


No. 5 Jumbos look strong ahead of season opener

It’s been four years since the Tufts men’s soccer team rocked Div. III in capturing its first-ever NCAA championship. Since then, the Jumbos have established their reputation as a powerhouse in both the NESCAC and the entire division — they repeated their NCAA championship success in 2016 and claimed their first-ever NESCAC title last season. Despite the string of […]


Jumbos win five events, record top times at Cupid Challenge

The Tufts men’s track and field team hosted the Cupid Challenge in Gantcher Center over the weekend. The Jumbos performed well in the unscored meet, winning five events and turning in a handful of nationally ranked performances. Visiting schools included Amherst, Brandeis, Conn. College, Williams, Widener, WPI and MIT, among others. While team scores were not recorded for the meet, […]


Mieth makes two penalty kick saves, sends team to third round of NCAA tournament

After two full scoreless halves and two overtime periods, the second-round NCAA tournament match entered penalty kicks. Junior goalkeeper Connor Mieth made two consecutive diving saves, blocking Saint Joseph’s first and second attempts, while Tufts made their first two. Ultimately Tufts sealed the victory, outshooting its opponent 4–2. This game was a defensive battle, as both […]


COPYRIGHT 2018 THE TUFTS DAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.