Field hockey sweeps pair of NESCAC opponents

Following last week’s emotional 2–3 overtime loss to No. 6 Babson, No. 1 Tufts faced two critical games against NESCAC opponents. The team responded with a vengeance, defeating Conn. College 5–0, and Trinity 3–1, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. “You learn a lot when you lose,” sophomore goalie Samantha Ward said. “I think we did a good […]

Field hockey begins revenge tour with split results

The last time the Tufts field hockey team took the field — for last November’s 1–0 loss to Messiah College in the NCAA Div. III national championship game — the weather favored a snowball fight to a sporting event. Players on the sidelines bundled up in oversized parkas and wool hats to combat the 20-degree-Fahrenheit […]

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 […]

Artz leads Jumbos to NESCAC Championship

Playing in a NESCAC tournament on Ounjian Field for the first time, the first-seeded Jumbos rolled through their opponents en route to a NESCAC championship. In the 3-1 championship win against fourth-seeded Middlebury, Tufts built up a two point lead in the first half and weathered Middlebury’s second half goal by adding another late. Tufts held […]

Jumbos score huge upset over defending national champions

Field hockey went to Middlebury and notched its biggest win of the season thus far on Saturday with a 2-1 upset over defending national champions and then-No. 3 Panthers. With the win, Tufts climbed the rankings to fifth nationally and moved to 5-1 in NESCAC play (9-1 overall) to remain tied with No. 2 Bowdoin atop the conference […]

Field hockey suffers first loss on Homecoming, bounces back against Hamilton

Field hockey suffered its first loss of the season in a double-overtime battle against Amherst, losing 3-2 on Homecoming, before bouncing back the next day to shut out Hamilton 2-0. The Jumbos, now 8-1 overall and 4-1 in NESCAC play, drop into a four-way tie atop the conference, with six regular season games left to play. The […]

Jumbos brush past Bantams to advance to conference semi-finals

Tufts recorded a 2-0 win in its NESCAC quarterfinal against Trinity at Bello Field on Saturday afternoon, with goals from junior tri-captain forward Dominique Zarrella and senior midfielder Dakota Sikes-Kelip sealing the result for Tufts. “We overall played a great game,” coach Taylor Dyer said. “Every game could be our final one, so I think we did a […]

Tufts wins overtime showdown at Williams

No. 15 Tufts came from behind to win 2-1 at No. 20 Williams in its NESCAC field hockey game on Saturday. An overtime goal from senior midfielder Dakota Sikes-Keilp lifted the Jumbos past the Ephs for their seventh conference win. With the win, the Jumbos go 10-4 overall with a 7-2 record in NESCAC, while […]

Jumbos topple Bobcats in 5-0 win

The field hockey team added a tally to its win column on Saturday with a 5-0 victory over Bates in Lewiston, Maine. The Jumbos improved to 9-4 on the season and 6-2 in NESCAC play with the road win. Tufts got on the board toward the beginning of the first half. Most of the period was […]

Jumbos secure win against Christopher Newport as clock ticks down

With under a minute remaining and the score against Christopher Newport University (CNU) tied 1-1, senior midfielder Maddie Chapman won a penalty corner. As time expired, Chapman slid the ball to classmate midfielder Dakota Sikes-Keilp at the top of the circle. Sikes-Keilp wound up and drove a stunning shot past junior goalie Bailey Lien, sealing […]