After sweeping a weekend series against Middlebury and Carthage last weekend, the women's soccer team earned a place in the NSCAA national rankings for the first time this season, drawing the No. 19 spot in the poll released Tuesday.
Coach Martha Whiting refused to let her team ease into its 2007 schedule.
The Wheaton Lyons beat the Jumbos at their own game yesterday.
Fingers crossed, the women's soccer team awaited news of an at-large bid from the selection committee on Sunday night. The scene was similar to one that played out a year ago, as the Jumbos, recently upset in the NESCAC title game, counted on season-long regional dominance to carry them to the NCAA tournament.
The women's soccer team was handed two days of less than ideal weather conditions this weekend, but the Jumbos did what they could.
When push comes to shove, the women's soccer team gets the job done.
The women's soccer team traveled to Keene State on Wednesday riding a seven-game unbeaten streak and closely resembling the 2005 team that steamrolled through the regular season and put together an 11-game unbeaten streak.
Make it six in a row.
WOMEN'S SOCCERAt Kraft Field, TuesdayWesleyan 0 Tufts 2Scoring: Hardy, Gamal
It may be time for the rest of the NESCAC to collect its belongings and get out of the way-the Tufts women's soccer team has found its groove.
It seems that a struggling team has found its way.
The crowds will be out in full force on Saturday for Homecoming, and if past history follows course, fans should be treated to a good show on Kraft Field.
The women's soccer team came ready to play on Tuesday and earned its first win of the season, shutting out the Babson Beavers, 2-0.
The women's soccer team took a much-needed step forward in the rain at Amherst yesterday, earning a 2-2 tie against the undefeated Lord Jeffs. The Jumbos remain winless, but a solid performance against a quality team is a sign of improvement for the struggling Jumbos.
Whatever the women's soccer team expected for the 2006 season, it wasn't this.
With a 1-0 win over Tufts on Tuesday, the Wheaton Lyons cleaned out a wound that had spent the past year festering.
Women's soccer | Mules prove to be stubborn as women's, men's teams battle Colby to dual stalemates in soccer season openersSeptember 10
The 2006 women's soccer season began similarly to last year's-with the Jumbos stumbling in their first contest and failing to outscore the Colby Mules. But the Jumbos emerged from this contest with minimal record damage, as the two teams battled their way to a scoreless tie on Saturday at Kraft Field. The 0-0 final was the first such result at Kraft in 13 years.
When the door opens on a new season for the women's soccer team this Saturday against Colby, questions will loom large overhead as to whether this year's team can go above and beyond the success of the 2005 squad, which won the New England regional title and reached the NCAA Div. III National Semifinal.