Volleyball enters final stretch with four-set loss to Middlebury

Tufts fell short in a spirited NESCAC battle with Middlebury on Friday, ultimately losing 3–1 despite a mid-match rally. The Jumbos entered the road match third in the conference standings with an 11–7 overall record (5–2 conference), while the host Panthers sat just behind them with an 11–3 overall mark (4–2 conference). Following Middlebury’s loss to Bowdoin on […]

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 […]

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 earns key conference victories, extends win streak to seven

Tufts (13–4, 7–0 conference) extended its winning streak to seven games with three wins on the road over the past week, including conference matchups against Amherst and Trinity. The Jumbos remain undefeated in NESCAC play after seven games and are hoping to replicate last year’s perfect NESCAC record as they head into the final stretch of their […]

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 […]

Jumbos bow out in NCAA Quarterfinal Round

In just its second trip ever to the NCAA quarterfinal match on Thursday, the Tufts women’s volleyball team fell in five sets to Southwestern (Tex.). The team ends its season with a 27-4 record, its best since 2009 when the team finished 31-5 after also losing in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round. The Jumbos’ final match was tight all the way, […]

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 extend NESCAC lead, beat Wesleyan, Trinity

Women’s volleyball continues to add wins to their best start since 2009. The Jumbos put together three impressive victories over the past week to improve their record to 12-1 and 5-0 in NESCAC play. Tufts defeated Rivier in Cousens Gym on Tuesday with first-year outside hitter Brigid Bell leading the team in kills with 13. Sophomore […]