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 dominates Trinity after drawing Conn. College in double overtime

After earning a 0–0 draw against No. 5 Conn. College (11–0–2) on Saturday and then defeating Trinity 6–0 on Sunday afternoon, Tufts remains one of the best teams in the NESCAC. In doing so, the Jumbos regained their position as the top-ranked NESCAC team, at No. 3 in the nation. After a frustrating match against […]


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, […]


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 […]


Men’s Soccer triumphs over Middlebury to win first NESCAC championship in team history

With just under three minutes remaining in the NESCAC championship match Sunday, both Tufts and Middlebury were scoreless despite many close second-half opportunities. At 87:04 of regulation, senior defender Matt Zinner fed the ball wide right to sophomore midfielder Zach Lane who was barreling down the right flank. Lane crossed the ball into the box […]


Men’s soccer progresses to NESCAC semifinals for the first time since 2012

Though the Jumbos have two national championship titles under their belts since 2014, they have not repeated the same success in the NESCAC tournament. Saturday marked the first time since 2012 that the Jumbos have won a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup to move forward to the semifinals. Tufts hosted the eighth-seeded Bates Bobcats on Saturday under sunny […]


Men’s soccer clinches No. 1 seed in NESCAC

Finishing the regular season on a double overtime draw with No. 2 seed Bowdoin and a 1–0 victory over Williams, Tufts enters the NESCAC tournament as the No. 1 seed. The team has not conceded a single goal in seven games, thanks to the team’s impenetrable defensive mentality  and the outstanding efforts of senior goalkeeper Bruce Johnson. […]


Men’s Soccer: Jumbos on five-game winning streak, remain No. 1 in the NESCAC

Victories over Bates and Keene State afford Tufts a five-game winning streak as the team maintains its No. 1 position in the NESCAC. The Jumbos defense has rendered them practically unstoppable, as they have yet to concede a goal in five games and boast a 0.08 goals against average after giving up only one goal on […]


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