Volleyball posts strong performances against regional, national competition

Only two weeks into the season, Tufts already has eight games under its belt. The Jumbos traveled over 1,000 miles south to take part in the Emory National Tournament on September 7 and 8 to play some of the top teams in the country. Tufts picked up two wins on the first day of the tournament […]

With senior night win over Middlebury, Tufts volleyball remains atop conference

Tufts volleyball (15–5) faced a jam-packed weekend, playing a home match on Friday night followed by two away matches on Saturday. The Jumbos held their own by finishing the weekend 2–1, with their one loss coming in a five-set match. On Saturday, the team traveled to Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., where they faced the Worcester Polytech […]

Teams to watch this fall

Volleyball Fresh off an appearance in the NCAA championships’ Elite Eight, just the second time in program history the team had made it that far, the Jumbos are eyeing even greater success. They return five of their starters, most of them concentrated in strong sophomore and junior classes including sophomore All-NESCAC libero Kelly Klimo and […]

Tufts falls to Middlebury in NESCAC Championship game, receives NCAA bid

Despite an unblemished regular season in conference play, Tufts faltered against Middlebury in the NESCAC championship game on Sunday. The umboumbos must again wait to capture the NESCAC volleyball conference championship, which they have not won since 1996. Tufts was as focused a team as it had been all season heading into the tournament this past weekend, […]

Jumbos stand perfect in NESCAC, prepare for quarterfinals

With yet another convincing win, the Tufts women’s volleyball team finished off its first perfect season in the NESCAC since 2008, going 10-0 in all conference play. Improving to 22-2 overall on the season, the Jumbos have wrapped up all regular season play and are poised for the next step, their postseason run. Winning in […]

Influx of first-year talent to help volleyball bounce back

Despite graduating a core group of seniors in 2016, the Tufts volleyball program still believes in its potential to win a national championship this year thanks to seven first-year players who have quickly acclimated to Div. III and exhibited the focus required to play for a perennial regional contender. “It’s a big group coming in but at […]

Jumbos drop regular season finale to Panthers

The Jumbos suffered a defeat at the hands of the Middlebury Panthers on Saturday, falling in four sets in their final match of the regular season. With the loss, Tufts fell to 17-7 on the season and 7-3 within the NESCAC. Middlebury is 17-6 with an equal 7-3 conference record. Because of the head-to-head win, Middlebury will […]

Jumbos drop two of three matches during New England Challenge

After an impressive eight-match winning streak, the volleyball team suffered its first pair of defeats in three weeks at the New England Challenge this past weekend. The first leg of the tournament, which was played on Friday at Cousens Gym, saw the Jumbos continue their winning ways against the Wellesley Blue. Tufts then played a double-header on […]

Tufts dominates in four-game homestand

The Tufts volleyball team cruised to four straight victories last week, including two wins over NESCAC opponents: the team beat Bates and Endicott 3-1, then both Colby and Brandeis 3-0. The Jumbos dominated every match with well-placed kills, most of which were powerful but interspersed with strategic, gentle touches over the net, fooling opponents. Tufts […]

Tufts claims victory against Roger Williams before NESCAC opener

Tufts moved to a 3-2 record after its road win at Roger Williams on Wednesday. The victory saw strong performances from several Tufts players. Senior Maddie Kuppe recorded 13 kills, while first-year Angela Yu led the Jumbos in both assists (20) and digs (13). Other impressive performers included sophomore McKenzie Humann, who notched five kills with just one error in nine attempts, and first-year MacKenzie […]