After a tight win against Williams earlier in this season, the No. 4 seeded Tufts women's volleyball team wasn’t able to replicate their previous success on Friday in the NESCAC semifinals.
In a strong start to the NESCAC tournament, the Tufts women’s volleyball team won against Trinity College for a home victory on Saturday. The Jumbos won three out of four sets to secure their position in the semifinals next weekend.
In their last games of the regular season, the Tufts women's volleyball team won two back-to-back games against Bowdoin College on Friday and Connecticut College on Saturday. The two victories were decisive, with the Jumbos winning all three sets against both Conn. College and Bowdoin. The team came into last weekend’s games with both excitement and determination. Senior libero Megan Harrison explained that Bowdoin and Conn. College were both strong competitors, so she was excited about the games.
It was an incredibly successful weekend in the Cousens Gymnasium for the Tufts women’s volleyball team. Tufts won two games over the weekend, against Williams on Friday night and Amherst on Saturday afternoon. This pair of NESCAC wins has brought the Jumbos up to a three game winning streak.
On Saturday, the Tufts’ women’s volleyball team traveled to Lewiston, Maine where they executed a conclusive, three-set victory against Bates. The Jumbos had an incredibly strong showing both offensively and defensively, with 47 total points to the Bobcats’ 17. Tufts also had 34 kills as opposed to Bates’ 14.
The Tufts’ women’s volleyball team lost to Hamilton 2–3 on Saturday, despite bringing strong energy to the court. Tufts’ second away game of the weekend began less than 24 hours after their loss against Middlebury on Friday night. Though they lost, the Jumbos still had a strong game, scoring 81 total points to the Continentals’ 73. Tufts also had a strong offensive showing, with 62 kills.
After a 1-0 loss in overtime against Amherst in the NESCAC playoffs last year, the Tufts women’s soccer team continued their rivalry against the Mammoths with a 4-1 loss on Sunday Sep. 17. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday Sep. 16, but because of weather concerns, was rescheduled to a nicer, but still windy, Sunday.