Tufts 3, Emmanuel (Mass.) 0

Nov. 10, 2005

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Tufts University took a 3-0 win over Emmanuel College in an opening round NCAA Division III Tournament New England Regional match at Colby College on Thursday night. However, the second-seeded Jumbos had to earn the victory.

Tufts won by scores of 30-28, 30-28, 30-21 to improve to 28-6. Emmanuel, the seventh seed, ended its season at 20-18. The Jumbos will play sixth-seeded Colby-Sawyer in a regional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Tufts played its fourth match at Colby in the past seven days. The Jumbos played three matches in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships last Friday to Sunday.

Katie Wysham (Spokane, Wash.) and Caitlin Dealy (Santa Barbara, Calif.) both had 11 kills for Tufts. Kaitlin O'Reilly (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) dished 37 assists, while Dana Fleisher (Aspen, Colo.) and Courtney Evans (Bellaire, Texas) each had seven kills. Evans also finished with a team-high six blocks.

Emmanuel led much of the way in the first game and stayed in the second game with a late burst of points. Kendra Berry (Lakeville, Mass.) had eight kills and 15 digs to lead the Saints. Lindsey Parker (New Bedford, Mass.) also had eight kills, while Beth Ferreira (Somerset, Mass.) finished with 22 assists and 11 digs.

-- Courtesy Colby