A Jumbo Homecoming Weekend

It was a busy time for sports and gatherings, including the Africana Center’s fiftieth anniversary celebration
Watch a slideshow from Homecoming Weekend. Photos: Alonso Nichols and Anna Miller
October 22, 2019

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Students and alumni gathered over Homecoming Weekend and were rewarded with a burst of top-notch athletic performances. The Tufts football team finished with 662 yards of total offense and shut out Bowdoin College for the second straight year in a 49-0 Homecoming win over the Polar Bears Saturday at Ellis Oval / Zimman Field.

The field hockey team, ranked number six nationally in Division III, downed Connecticut College by a score of 8-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference play at Ounjian Field. The Jumbos improve to 11-2.

The men’s soccer team, ranked twelfth nationally, got back into the win column with a 2-0 victory over No. 11 Connecticut College at Bello Field on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos improve to 9-2-2 on the season.

Watch a video of Jumbo pride in action on Homecoming weekend.

And over at Kraft Field, sophomore Lily Sykes scored with 1:06 remaining in regulation as the Jumbo women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 draw with Connecticut College. The goal was the third of the season for Sykes. The teams played two scoreless ten-minute overtime periods. With the tie, the Jumbos are now 10-1-2.

Watch a video of a student and an alum talking about the impact the Africana Center has had on their lives at Tufts. Video: Anna Miller

Also on Homecoming Weekend, the Africana Center held its fiftieth anniversary celebration, welcoming back alumni for events and presentations, including walking tours of the eleven African American Trail Project markers on the Tufts campus.