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Where you read it first | Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tara Wirtschoreck

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Senior Profile: Emma Joyce finds community, growth on women’s lacrosse

Tufts women’s lacrosse has been a strong program in Division III for years. Senior midfielder Emma Joyce has contributed to the team’s impressive record in her four years at Tufts. In the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Tufts won the NESCAC championship and was runner-up in the NCAA championship. Additionally, in the 2023 season, Tufts was runner-up in the NESCAC and made it to the NCAA quarterfinals. Joyce explained that being part of a team that’s been so successful has made for an exciting four years.

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Women’s lacrosse narrowly loses to No. 1 Middlebury on Senior Day

It was a big weekend for NESCAC women’s lacrosse with a game between the top two teams in the conference. The Tufts women’s lacrosse team, then ranked No. 4, played No. 1 Middlebury at home on Saturday. Though the Jumbos lost 14–13, the tight game showed just how competitive they will be for NESCAC and NCAA championships. Beyond the chance to compete against the best-ranked team in the division, this was an especially exciting game for the Jumbos because it was Senior Day.

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No. 4 women’s lacrosse falls to No. 7 Wesleyan in first loss of the season

The No. 4 Tufts women’s lacrosse team broke their undefeated streak this season with a 15–17 loss to No. 7 Wesleyan University on Saturday. The Jumbos and the Cardinals held the score even throughout the first half, with no team ever gaining more than a two-goal advantage. In the third quarter, Tufts pulled away, leading 15–11 going into the fourth quarter. But during the fourth quarter, Wesleyan was able to make up their four-goal deficit, coming back to beat Tufts by two.


Beanpot cycling race returns to Tufts

After eight years of hiatus, the Tufts Criterium in the Boston Beanpot returns to campus on April 13. This cycling race will take place largely on the residential quad, where cyclists will participate in a variety of races throughout the day.


No. 3 Tufts women’s lacrosse routs No. 9 Colby 15–6

The No. 3 Tufts women’s lacrosse team has been on a seemingly unstoppable nine game winning streak, with their most recent win at No. 9 Colby College by a score of 15–6. With strong scoring as well as an impressive defensive showing, the Jumbos demonstrated their depth and wide range of skills.

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No. 3 women’s lacrosse takes down Trinity 20–6

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team continued their undefeated season with a 20–6 victory over Trinity — who was No. 13 at the time — at home last Saturday. The win helped push Tufts up to a No. 3 ranking and a 5–0 record. With a strong showing across the field, the Jumbos proved that they’re a team to watch in the NESCAC and the NCAA this year.


No. 4 women’s lacrosse starts season with doubleheader win

With a No. 4 national ranking, an impressive playoff run into the NCAA quarterfinals last year and goals to make it to the NCAA Championship this year, hopes were high for the start of the Tufts women’s lacrosse season, and they did not disappoint. Over the weekend, the Jumbos won games against Connecticut College and No. 9 Washington and Lee University and proceeded to beat No. 21 Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday.


Hockey secures strong postseason seeding with last games of regular season

Last weekend, Tufts men's hockey finished the regular season with a win against the Bowdoin Polar Bears and a tie against the Colby Mules, keeping them at No. 3 in the NESCAC with a 9–7–2 NESCAC record. Tufts started their weekend on the road with a strong 3–1 victory over Bowdoin. It was an important weekend for the Jumbos, who needed to maintain a seed of fourth or better in the NESCAC to host a playoff game this weekend.

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