On a wet, rainy afternoon, the defending NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse national champion Jumbos started the second round of their title defense in this season’s tournament. For most the game, Tufts seemed to be in control, building a 6-goal lead at one point. But, Cortland State made things interesting, closing the lead to within 1 goal by the closing seconds. The Jumbos held on for the win, though, with goaltender Patton Watkins pulling in a save with 3 second left on the clock to advance Tufts to the semifinals.
Here’s a gallery of some of the action from today’s win. Expand it and see it big!
A colleague of mine who shoots for Sports Illustrated often repeats a line whenever he presents at speaking engagements: “Bad weather makes for great photographs.”
So with that in mind, I headed on down to Bello Field yesterday in the pouring rain to shoot the women’s lacrosse team as they went on to pound Babson in their second home game of the season. The game was pretty lopsided, with the Jumbos going up 9-0 at one point in the first half.
It was a good night for the Jumbos at Cousens Gymnasium last night as they cruised to a 69-47 non-conference win over Gordon. Forward Alex Orchowski was all over the place, as you’ll see from some of the photos, recording his fourth double-double of the season.
Among other anecdotes, courtesy of Tufts Athletics, this win brings Tufts to 13-12 on the season — their best win total in four seasons.
Only one game left in the regular season, when Tufts takes on Bates at 2 p.m. Saturday.
With classes being out, I took advantage of what little downtime we’ll have before the spring semester starts and cruised over to Cousens to check out some women’s basketball action as the Jumbos took on the Regis Pride. Regis kept things close in the first half, but couldn’t hang on as Tufts rounded out the night with a 58-47 win, improving to 9-1 as they head into the NESCAC season next Friday.