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Friedman School dean Mozaffarian wins Walker Prize
Students embark on geologyfocused escapade to the Fells
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Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition and winner of the 2018 Walker Prize, poses for a portrait.
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Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Jean Mayer professor of nutrition and medicine, was awarded the Walker Prize at the Boston Museum of Science on Sept. 24 for his work in the fields of nutrition and obesity. The Walker Prize was established in 1864 by William Johnson Walker, a 19th century surgeon and patron of science from Boston. The prize has been awarded annually by the museum since 1967 to recognize a scientist for exemplary research in any field and for their ability to communicate that work to the public via the written word, according to the museum’s website. Mozaffarian joins the ranks of past Walker Prize recipients which include four Nobel Laureates and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Mozaffarian is, however, the first recipient from Tufts since the award’s inception. In a press release, the Museum of Science specifically cited Mozaffarian’s work linking eating habits to chronic diseases, obesity and mortality in populations and his role as an advisor to the United Nations, World Health Organization and the U.S. government, among others, as reasons why he merited the award. “We are honored to recognize Dariush Mozaffarian with this year’s 2018 Walker Prize for his critical research and public advocacy in making nutrition and the business of how we eat at the forefront of
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public conversation,” Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Museum of Science, said in the press release. “Dr. Mozaffarian’s research has contributed significantly to our understanding of nutrition science and nutrition policy and has helped us to see the impact food systems have on our health, our environment, and on our economy.” Reflecting these themes, Mozaffarian gave a lecture called “The Future of Food and Nutrition: Implications for Science, Dietary Guidelines, and Food Policy” at the presentation of the award held at the Museum of Science on Sept. 24. “[I am] gratified by the focus of the Prize on not just generation of science, but also communication and translation of this science: a major priority for both me and the Friedman School,” Mozaffarian told the Daily in an email. According to Renata Micha, associate research professor at the Friedman School, Mozaffarian’s expansive work can be classed into three main branches: research on fatty acids and biomarkers’ links to disease; attribution of mortality to poor diet and analysis of nutrition-related public health policies. Micha has worked with Mozaffarian for over a decade, starting when Mozaffarian was her postdoctoral mentor at Harvard. As part of his research on the effects of diet, Mozaffarian was a leader on a study in connection with the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, which investigated causal links between bad see WALKER PRIZE, page 2
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Jack Ridge, professor of glacial and quaternary geology and geomorphology in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, led a group of students through the Middlesex Fells Reservation last Friday to learn about geological formations. The Environmental Studies Program organized the trip, which was part of its Environmental Escapades series. According to Ridge, this was his first time leading an off-campus trip. The purpose of his tour was to show students the geological structure of a small portion of the Middlesex Fells, near Bellevue Pond. Ridge began the tour with a crash course in basic geological concepts. The group then followed the Skyline Trail, as Ridge showcased the Fells’ many different types of rocks and how to identify them. He also taught students how to identify areas of weathering, how to tell which direction a glacier was moving during the last glaciation and how to determine the relative age of the rocks. Ridge noted that the field trip had something for students of all geological experience, as some students were new to the field while others had previously taken classes with him. He explained that the trip presented an opportunity for those who had only studied geology in a textbook to see it in a field setting. “I think [students] get an appreciation for what geology is and for what’s out in the field,” he said. “A lot of students walk through the Fells and see a rock, but they’re not paying attention to
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‘This one looks different than the one over there, and what does that mean?’ It’s a very different thing than what most people are used to because it’s not [like] when you have Earth Science [class] in middle school.” The area of land covered by last Friday’s tour was part of a large geological map of the Fells that Ridge compiled between 2006 and 2017. In the future, he hopes his map can be used to create an interactive, self-guided tour on mobile devices, but for now, his guided tour is resonating with students who participated. “I loved [the tour],” Iffat Nawsheen, a first-year, said. “I think a big part of what I love about Tufts … is I realize just how passionate and interested every professor is in the field of study that they’re in.” Nawsheen also noted that Ridge’s expertise and academic enthusiasm shined through. “Having a tour guide who is in love with what they are doing and what they are talking about is really different than just a tour guide who’s doing it as a job,” Nawsheen said. Tyler Stotland, who organized the trip, shared a similar sentiment. “I was really happy about how engaged people were and [that they were] asking lots of questions,” she said. According to Stotland, a sophomore, the trip’s capacity filled up under 24 hours after she shared the information to Facebook. Despite the high interest, the number of participants was limited due to the carrying capacity of the van and the budget for the program, she said.
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Mozaffarian delivers Walker Prize lecture on future of global nutrition WALKER PRIZE
continued from page 1 eating habits and death at the global, regional and country levels, Micha said. Mozaffarian added that this research led to his creating the Global Dietary Database, which continues his previous work on the GBD project by pooling reliable data on individual-level dietary intake in one place to enhance research efforts on nutrition worldwide. Micha credits Mozaffarian with revolutionizing the field of nutrition science. “Up until that point, nobody had looked into this,” she said. “Nobody had pulled together expertise and resources to assess diet … on a glob-
al scale and determine what burden on health is attributable to poor diet worldwide.” On the policy side, Mozaffarian has also spearheaded the creation of the Food Policy Review and Intervention Cost-Effectiveness initiative that brings together researchers to assess policy options to fight nutrition-linked public health problems. “Key findings have included the large health and cost benefits of a government-led program to reduce sodium, tax sugary beverages, subsidize fruits, vegetables and other healthful foods through medical prescriptions, the SNAP program or national subsidies,” Mozaffarian said.
Mozaffarian stressed the need to translate these findings for people who can use it. Micha lauded Mozaffarian in this respect. “He’s among the very few people I have met who can communicate the results of their science that well to any given audience,” she said. “That is a unique skill that very few people possess.” Mozaffarian said that the Walker Prize is not a capstone, but just another starting point in his professional career. “I strongly encourage anyone interested in food and nutrition to pursue this passion. Our food system is among the great global challenges, and opportunities, of our time,” he said.
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continued from page 1 “The [Earth and Ocean Sciences] Department has a pretty small budget for these kinds of events, and since we want to do two to three a semester, that means that each one has to be pretty low-cost,” Stotland said. Assistant Director and Program Administrator of the Environmental Studies Program Sara Gomez concurred and recognized the opportunity for the program’s expansion. “We have limited resources, so my hope is to continue to at least be able to offer 2-3 trips/events per semester,” Gomez told the Daily in
an email. “I would love to collaborate with [other departments] to be able to expand the scope and capacity of the trips.” The Environmental Escapades series was started about three years ago, according to Gomez, who explained that the trips began as a way for environmental studies students to be exposed to nature and for those outside the major to get involved with environmental causes. “I wanted to complement the environmental studies curriculum by bringing our students outside of the classroom and to engage others that may not want to major in our program but are interested in environmental
issues,” Gomez said. “My hope is that through [these] trips and other initiatives we continue to build a strong environmental community on campus.” Stotland noted her positive experience with the series and expressed excitement for future trips. “I hope that this event and future Environmental Escapades events can help people feel connected to where they are,” Stotland said. “I was excited about this program in the first place, and I’m excited about it now because it helps bring environmentalism to a broader picture. It’s more about feeling connected to where you are and feeling a sense of place.”
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‘Decolonizing International Relations’ conference to present marginalized perspectives by Claire Fraise
They were eating spicy fries when they got the idea. Latifah Azlan and Khadija Mohamud, second-year master’s candidates at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, took advantage of Fletcher’s history of strong student-led conferences and organized their own. This conference, scheduled to take place today, is called “Decolonizing International Relations: Reexamining the Narrative of Theory and Practice.” The idea for the conference stemmed from Azlan’s and Mohamud’s educational experiences. “At Georgetown, I was fortunate enough to have one African-American male professor who was the only black faculty member at the time in the School of Foreign Service,” Mohamud said. “And upon arriving at Fletcher, I was, frankly, surprised at the lack of diversity in our courses.” Azlan holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and affairs from Boston University, while Mohamud received a bachelor’s degree in foreign service and international politics from Georgetown University. Azlan chose to pursue international relations because it is a multidisciplinary field that combines many of her interests, but, for Mohamud, it was her personal experience that shaped her academic decision. Mohamud grew up in Washington D.C., but her childhood was marked by her parents’ experience as Somali immigrants. “I grew up … with the war in Somalia in the [1990s],” she said. “From as young as I can remember, the ramifications of the conflict had an effect on my family. Just remembering the waves of people who would stay with us temporarily, the challenges of applying for asylum, being undocumented — it always made me feel powerless. I was curious what … they were fleeing from and who gets to decide who gets to come into what country.” Due to Fletcher’s small size, the lack of diversity among the students and faculty is more pronounced, according to Azlan and Mohamud. “[My undergraduate experience] featured classes with different varieties of professors who came from all sorts of different backgrounds and who looked all sorts of different ways,” Azlan said. Mohamud, however, was also frustrated by a lack of diversity as an undergraduate student at Georgetown, especially in
the materials her professors included in their syllabi. “We kept re-reading Samuel Huntington’s ‘The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order,’” she said. “I was like, ‘Okay guys, we have to move on.'” Mohamud noticed that in many of her classes, most of the texts were written by individuals who are not members of the communities about which they wrote. When she brought up this point in class, it was often met with naive surprise. “That, to me, was a little disturbing because this isn’t something that is particularly revolutionary,” Mohamud said. “This is a field that is meant to understand communities and people. We have to hear from these communities, too … Why are they always an afterthought?” She says that this dominance of Western narratives followed her to Fletcher, where she has had just one professor of color. Neither Azlan nor Mohamud believes that there is a sufficient push to decolonize the curriculum. “I don’t think that there is a wide movement towards [that] right now,” Azlan said. “However, I think that the response to the conference has been very encouraging.” Azlan and Mohamud are excited to provide a platform for traditionally marginalized voices on Friday. “To me, the intention of the conference … sits at two levels,” Azlan said. “First, there’s the wider level of wanting a shift in the way that we think about and teach [international relations to] be more intentional and thoughtful about the kinds of readings, scholarship and practice that we’re exposed to. On the second level is the Fletcher community, itself, pushing for greater engagement of this issue within the wider community.” Azlan indicated that the addition of marginalized voices to the discourse would not supplant traditional scholarship but would instead enhance it. She and Mohamud carefully and intentionally selected the speakers for the conference in order to create the most meaningful conversation possible. “We want to uplift voices that are already out there,” Mohamud said. She continued, saying that international relations students should have access to the ideas of individuals whom they would not have come across otherwise. Amahl Bishara, associate professor of anthropology and director of minors
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As a member of the conference’s marketing and outreach committee, senior Emily Ng was tasked with spreading awareness of and garnering support for the conference in various undergraduate departments at Tufts. She believes that it will inspire people to think about international relations in new ways. “I hope it gets people to return to the basic concepts we talk about in Intro to [International Relations] like balance of power, liberal democracy and things that are really theoretical by going back to the questions of ‘Why do we have a government?’ and ‘What [does it] really give in [its] services to the people?’ and thinking about who has the power in the government,” Ng said.
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Photography exhibition at Harvard’s Carpenter Center explores James Baldwin’s world
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Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is currently showing “Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America,” a multi-artist photography exhibit running through Dec. 30. The exhibition highlights facets of African-American life in the north and south from the 1930s to the 1960s, providing a visual context to the stories of novelist and social activist James Baldwin. The exhibition was developed in conjunction with Teresita Fernandez’ installation nearby, which was inspired by one of Baldwin’s essays. The program’s webpage explains that “Time is Now” attempts “to visualize and explore the places, the personal, and historical events that framed Baldwin’s life and themes in his writing.” These include the history of race and racism in America, community and activism. The result is a collection of slice-of-life photographs, some political and others personal. Many photos depict young people in their natural elements, like Ben Shahn’s “Creole girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana” (1935), showing three young women playing an old-fashioned guitar — a scene that is touching in its simplicity. Others capture famous events in our nation’s history, like the March on Washington in 1963 and the Selma, Ala. march in 1965.
Many scenes, simply all subjects are black in the mid-20th century, are a mixture of personal and political. Visual signs of racism are present in scenes of day-today life. These include “Segregated drinking fountains labeled ‘white’ and ‘colored’ in the Dougherty County Courthouse, Albany, Georgia” (1962) by Danny Lyon and a shot of James Baldwin himself in Steve Schapiro’s “James Baldwin, Colored Entrance Only, New Orleans” (1963). In this portrait, Baldwin is wearing a suit and tie under an ornate, fur-lined coat, holding a cigarette and looking daringly into the camera. Behind him is an ice cream parlor with a white worker lurking from behind the window blinds. Here, Baldwin shows strength and dignity in a society that attempts to demean him; in one of the Life Magazine profiles of Baldwin on display in the exhibition, he is quoted saying (to a mostly white audience), “I represent sin, love, death, sex, hell, terror and other things too frightening for you to recognize.” Many images are painful. A clear, stark portrait of a woman is “Untitled (from ‘There is No More Time,’ Wife of the Lynch Victim)” by Marion Palfi in 1949. She is not angry, nor is she in fresh, raw mourning like the victims’ families in Arthur “Weegee” Fellig’s photography. She looks resigned, tired and grieved. In a sense, this is an almost greater tragedy. Other shots, like “The Line” (1962) by Danny Lyon,
depict minstrel shows or what look like indentured servants, all black and wearing matching white uniforms, working on farms overseen by men on horseback. This is the point at which the exhibition’s biggest problem manifests: It does not give its visitors quite enough information to appreciate and analyze what they’re seeing. None of the photographs have placards, although there is a leaflet provided which gives a guide to each photograph, listing the title, photographer and other basic information. But at no point is any significant backstory displayed for any of these pictures, despite that many could use more context. Were those men in “The Line” indentured servants or prisoners put to work or simply hired laborers? Ben Shahn’s “Untitled (medicine show, Huntingdon, Tennessee)” (1935) depicts a minstrel, an aviator and a white man wearing a Native American headdress, all standing around a white emcee addressing a mixed-race crowd. Is it a carnival? Why is it called “medicine show?” These are questions that, if they cannot be answered with certainty, could likely be explained with more historical background, given that all of these photographs are from Harvard’s permanent collection. Another downside of the exhibition is the lack of information about any of the photographers, besides their names and dates.
Despite this disappointing lack of context, one great feature of this exhibit is its spread of contemporary coverage from magazines, like features from Life Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar magazine on Baldwin and his activism, through incendiary, scathing commentary. In a Life Magazine spread from 1963, Baldwin is quoted: “I know you didn’t own a plantation or rape my grandmother, but I wasn’t bought at auction either and you still treat me as if I had been.” He also says, “White people seem to ask us, ‘Come into my nightmare and be like me; have abortions like me instead of illegitimate children.’ But we don’t want to be like you. There is no reason whatever for Negroes to want to enter white society.” And this pressure from white society is visible in the articles themselves. Many have ads on the opposite page showing white models drinking beer, ironing and wearing expensive socks. Altogether, “Time is Now” is an effective and moving illustration of the lives James Baldwin wrote about, in all their humanity, unity and struggle. Those who have read Baldwin will appreciate the contextualization of his environment, and even casual fans will see a wholistic, if somewhat bare exhibition of AfricanAmerican life across the country at such a pivotal period of its history.
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Third season of ‘The Good Place’ proves promising, but implosion lurks just around the corner by Daniel Klain
Only four episodes into its third season, “The Good Place” (2016–) already feels back in form. Despite the setting change to Earth, the gang of Chidi, Eleanor, Jason and Tahani all seem to be their normal, albeit idiosyncratic, selves. Our protagonists have a number of short-term and long-term obstacles they have to overcome. In the season premiere, they are forced to confront and defeat the evil inside themselves in a desperate attempt to become better people. Then, in the next episode, they must negotiate with a demon who ironically puts them through a series of tests to prove that they are not good people after all. Now, having fled banishment to the Bad Place, viewers will observe how they fare as fugitives on Earth. This all seems pretty weighty for a production by Michael Schur, the man who created “The Office” (2005–2013), “Parks and Recreation” (2009–2015) and “Brooklyn NineNine” (2013–). After two seasons, will “The Good Place” continue to flourish? Television shows have to deal constantly with obstacles. In the structure of television narratives, there are season-long arcs with major plot lines that are referred to in some direct or indirect way in every episode, and then there are more micro-episodic arcs, in which characters have to achieve or accomplish something in order to progress in their lives. All of the incredible comedies that Schur has helmed over the last decade are no different, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, it does seem that “The Good Place,” despite all its success, has a narrative problem on its hands. After the plot twist at the end of season one, in which we found out that the humans were all in the Bad Place,
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the twists have not stopped. With every two episodes comes a new problem that needs to be solved, and once that problem is fixed, another problem arises as a byproduct. Moreover, the obstacles that continue to be resolved could probably be season-long arcs and carry higher stakes, but are instead merely dealt with in an episode or two. In the second season, Michael and the humans tentatively join forces to avoid punishment, but soon this plot line is forced to pivot when Michael’s boss returns. Then comes the complication of dealing with Michael’s boss, Shawn — again, the plot of Shawn’s being misled about Michael only lasts about an episode and a half. These misdirections are probably enjoyable and comedic enough to last an entire season, but the show decides to handle them quickly. If long journeys are reduced to episodic narratives, the show can only proceed at a slow pace, and “The Good Place” will have to continue to pivot until the writers inevitably get stuck in a corner. The premise of the third season is also difficult to believe. Now that the four humans are back on Earth, how will they find each other again? And once they do, how will they return to the Good Place? The series has never quite established the necessary moral standing one must possess in order to attain access to the Good Place, but it is clear that none of our protagonists come close to meeting the required level of goodness. It will be fascinating to see how this crucial plot point is resolved. Ultimately, however, “The Good Place” continues to excel in the world of comedic sitcoms, and with excellent writing and acting the show is definitely as funny and creative as it has been the past two seasons. Hopefully the remainder of the third season will not let us down.
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Tufts, Conn. College to battle for NESCAC supremacy this weekend MEN’S SOCCER
continued from back Noah Parker, who shot an impressive volley into the net that sailed past senior goalkeeper and co-captain Conner Mieth. The goal was a shock for the Jumbos, and the pressure was on to retake the lead. Toward the end of the first half, the Jumbos won their second corner of the game, and junior midfielder Brett Rojas stepped up to take it. Rojas’ corner found first-year defender William Raphael, who headed the ball into the net. It was Raphael’s second goal of the season; he scored his first in an identical manner against Keene St. on Sept. 11. According to Raphael, the team’s confidence in all of its players allows defenders like him to get opportunities to score. During corners, instead of having the taller defenders hang back, often Tasker — one of the faster players on the team — will linger by the midfield line to collect the ball and shut down potential fast breaks. “Part of us being able to go all the way up for headers is us being extremely confident in the guys that sit back when our defensive players go up for corners,” Raphael said. “Not only is it having confidence in our defense, though, but having confidence in the offensive guys, knowing that when they’re hanging back during a corner [and] they’ll have no problem killing off any fast break chance.” The second half saw the Jumbos take eight shots, forcing two saves from Beavers junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman. Senior defender and co-captain Sterling Weatherbie had two great chances when he ripped longrange efforts from the right wing. Despite the distance, both opportunities had Jumbos fans clamoring in support. Finally, with under 10
minutes remaining, Rojas took advantage of a poor pass in Babson’s defensive third, repossessing the ball in a dangerous spot. He passed the ball to Lane, who beat two defenders with some fancy footwork and shot the ball across the goal into the bottom left corner, securing the win for the Jumbos. Tufts’ match against Middlebury on Saturday afternoon started as poorly as one could imagine. Sophomore defender Biagio Paoletta fouled a Middlebury player in the box, and a penalty kick was called. Mieth dove the right way but just missed the ball, as Middlebury senior midfielder and co-captain Daniel O’Grady buried his strike into the bottom right corner. The Jumbos scored the equalizer inside 20 minutes after sophomore midfielder/forward Mati Cano was fouled while going up for a header. The free kick was taken by Rojas from close to midfield. The long ball bounced once in the box, and Weatherbie was there to put a head to the ball as it came off the ground. Middlebury sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Hyer did not have time to react before the ball sailed into the left side of the net. For the remainder of the game, the Jumbos battered the Panthers with 12 shots. In contrast, Middlebury took only seven shots throughout regulation and one shot in overtime. The contest was extremely physical: Middlebury had 26 fouls to Tufts’ 19. “We had a hard time playing the soccer that we wanted to play,” Shapiro said. “We didn’t get it down enough, it was a disjointed game and there were a ton of fouls. The ball was bouncing around, guys were smashing into each other all over the field and it was overall a really physical day. I think it suited
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Junior midfielder Zach Lane looks for a pass in Tufts’ 1–0 victory over Bates at Bello Field on Sept. 15. [Middlebury] a little more than us, so we need to find a way to be up for the battle but still find our calm and still play the game we want to play.” Following the draw, Tufts is no longer the top-ranked NESCAC team in the nation — a position that it has enjoyed for several years — as Conn. College climbed up seven places to the No. 4 rank on Tuesday. When the Jumbos travel to New London, Conn. on Saturday, it will likely be a contest for the top seed in the NESCAC tournament and have a huge impact on both teams’ national rankings. “We like to think that it’s a game at a time, and at the end of the day each game
counts the same amount as any other,” Raphael said. “But this game is a little bit different. We tend to get everyone’s best performance and Conn. College has been killing it this season. Riding on this game is potentially the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC and an increased national ranking, so it definitely feels like its a bigger game, but we have to go about it as though its just a normal one.” The team has a packed schedule ahead, with four more conference matchups in less than two weeks to conclude the regular season. The Jumbos kick off against the Camels on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Field hockey remains hot despite overtime loss to No. 1 Middlebury by Jake Freudberg Contributing Writer
It was an up-and-down week for No. 3 Tufts after it dropped an important matchup against No. 1 Middlebury in overtime before defeating out-of-conference Wellesley on Wednesday night. Overall, the Jumbos are now 9–1 on the season, with a 5–1 conference record that puts them in second place in the NESCAC. On Wednesday, Tufts scored eight goals for the second time this season to defeat visiting Wellesley. The Jumbos quickly took a 2–0 lead within the first nine minutes of play. Senior forward and co-captain Gigi Tutoni scored Tufts’ first seven minutes in, and firstyear midfielder Gillian Roeca doubled the lead with a shot that rolled under sophomore goalkeeper Janelle Sullivan. Tutoni extended the Jumbos’ lead 12 minutes later, knocking the ball in after Sullivan deflected a shot from junior forward Rachel Hamilton. Shortly thereafter, Hamilton fired a shot from the left side off a penalty corner pass from junior midfielder Marguerite Salamone to bring the tally to four. Hamilton scored again in the 28th minute, this time assisted by Roeca. Tufts kept the offensive pressure on for the entirety of the first half, outshooting Wellesley 24–0 in the half and rarely allowing the visitors any offensive chances. “I think we were working really well together,” coach Tina Mattera said. “I was really happy with the passing in the backfield and possession. We really started to see the open lanes, and we were really smart with our passes.” The second half proved to be more of the same, as Tufts put up another three goals on 23 shots. First-year midfielder Claire Foley assisted Roeca for her second goal of the day, four minutes into the half. With seven minutes remaining, junior forward/midfielder Brigid Gliwa received the ball from Roeca off
of a penalty corner and hit a high, looping shot that found its way into the back of the net. Junior midfielder Julia Todesco brought the final score to 8–0 with a little over two minutes left. “I think we played well as a team and we kept possession, which was good, and scored early, which was big for us and [a] goal for us going into the game,” senior midfielder and co-captain Fallon Shaughnessy said. “I think going forward, we definitely want to play at a really high pace, so I think that’s something we continually strive for to work on and be better at.” On Saturday, the Jumbos traveled to Vermont to take on the No. 1 Middlebury Panthers in a more competitive contest, as the visitors lost in overtime in an annual mid-season matchup between two perennial powerhouses. Tufts let Middlebury get off to a quick start — a mistake the team had suffered from on Homecoming weekend — as Middlebury junior midfielder Marissa Baker scored from the back of crease in the fourth minute off a penalty corner pass from senior forward Grace Jennings. “I kind of laid into the team about it the other day and just said we [were] not ready,” Mattera said. “You have to be focused and you have to play 70 minutes of hockey … [That mistake] can’t happen anymore.” A few minutes later, Tufts managed to generate a few penalty corners back to back but could not capitalize on the opportunity. Finally, in the 24th minute, the Jumbos earned their third penalty corner of the half and scored their first and only goal of the game. Salamone connected with Shaughnessy, who tapped the ball over to sophomore midfielder Beth Krikorian. Krikorian controlled the ball, and her shot went beneath the left post for her fifth goal of the 2018 season. The rest of the first half proved to be a defensive battle, and the second half contin-
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Sophomore midfielder Beth Krikorian possesses the ball during Tufts’ 8–0 win over Wellesley at Ounjian Field on Oct. 10. ued with more of the same strong defense for both teams. The Jumbos’ defense — led by senior defender and reigning NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year Issy Del Priore — did not allow the Panthers a penalty corner for the entirety of the second half while also limiting the Panthers to just two shots. The Jumbos were limited to just one shot in the second half themselves, though, with few good scoring opportunities. Tutoni tried to push the pace on offense at several points throughout the half but was stopped by Middlebury’s strong back line. The Tufts defense made a big stop in the final four minutes of play, when Jennings’ cross was deflected away. After taking a timeout in the 66th minute, Tufts failed to capitalize on a penalty corner as time ran out. In overtime, the Panthers made quick work of a fatigued Jumbos squad. A little over a minute into the extra period, sophomore defender Meg Fearey pushed the ball upfield past the Jumbos defense and passed the ball to fellow
sophomore defender Erin Nicholas, who fired a shot past senior goalkeeper Emily Polinski. “It was definitely a tough loss, but those are the games you want to be in,” Shaughnessy said. “We’re determined to play them again. We love playing them and want to play them again. We’ll hopefully see them in NESCACs, so we’re eager to have a rematch.” Despite the loss, Mattera said that her team’s performance was promising. “We had a really good game plan, and I thought we implemented it really well,” Mattera said. “I was super proud of the team, and so it was such a bummer to lose. But I took away that, if they’re the No. 1 team in the country and they’re defending national champs, we can beat anybody on our best day if we play our best game.” Tufts hopes to maintain and solidify its high national ranking with a pair of NESCAC games on the road this weekend, facing off against Conn. College on Saturday and Trinity on Sunday.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Undefeated football looks to reverse history against Trinity by Alex Viveros
The last time the Jumbos beat the Trinity Bantams, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 100. It’s been almost exactly 11 years since then, and the undefeated Jumbos (4–0) will travel to Hartford, Conn. on Saturday in an attempt to finally take down the reigning NESCAC champion Bantams. Saturday’s matchup also marks the first time since 2007 that the Jumbos have started the season with a 4–0 record. After victories over Hamilton (1–3), Wesleyan (2–2), Bates (0–4) and Bowdoin (0–4), Tufts hopes to maintain momentum in undoubtedly its tallest task yet. Meanwhile, Trinity’s lone loss of the 2018 season came on Sept. 29 against undefeated Williams (4–0). The Bantams trailed the Ephs 21–9 after three quarters but managed to pull within one score with a touchdown in the fourth quarter. However, the Ephs hung on for a 21–16 victory at home. Last year’s matchup between Tufts and Trinity stayed close throughout and was highlighted by strong individual offensive performances from both teams. For the Bantams, then-senior quarterback and co-captain Sonny Puzzo completed 18 of his 31 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback and co-captain Ryan McDonald also put up impressive numbers for the Jumbos, going 20-for-36 for 267 yards and a touchdown. Trinity employed a run-heavy offense, with 50 rush attempts, while Tufts opened for a more balanced offensive strategy with 31 rushing attempts to their 36 passing attempts. The Bantams’ defense capitalized on the Jumbos’ emphasis on throwing the ball, as it put pressure on McDonald, who finished with a career-high three interceptions. One of those picks came in a decisive moment in the third quarter, with the game tied 7–7 and both defenses buckling down. With Tufts set up at Trinity’s 19-yard line, McDonald threw to the end zone in an attempt to take the lead. However, his pass was intercepted at the goal line by then-senior cornerback Dominique Seagears, who took it 100 yards for a momentum-turning pick-six. Ultimately, it was senior running back Max Chipouras — the NESCAC’s leading rusher last year with 907 yards (104.7 yards per game) — who secured the win for the Bantams. With the score tied 16–16 at the 12:44 mark of the fourth quarter, Chipouras rushed seven times to move the ball down to Tufts’ 1-yard line. The Longmeadow, Mass. native’s efforts paid off as he punched it into the end zone to give Trinity a 23–16 lead. With the host Jumbos unable to score on their next drive, time ran out, and the
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Tufts’ offense lines up for a snap in the team’s 47–14 win over Bates at Bello Field on Sept. 29. Bantams emerged victorious from the hard-fought battle. McDonald spoke about the Jumbos’ reaction to last season’s narrow loss, as well as what they’ve focused on in preparing for Saturday’s rematch. “Last year, we definitely had the opportunity to win that game, and I think everybody knows that,” he said. “[This year], we’re going to stick to our assignments and distribute the ball a lot. We’ve got a lot of really great playmakers, and the offensive line has really come into [its] own as probably one of the best units in the league. We’re [going to] let our defense take care of business and hopefully come out on top.” Tufts enters Saturday’s grudge match coming off a decisive victory over winless Bowdoin. The Polar Bears struggled to move the ball offensively in the Jumbos’ first shutout since 2006. Bowdoin sophomore quarterback Austin McCrum completed less than 45 percent of his passes, going 21-for47 for 162 yards. Moreover, the Tufts defense repeatedly stopped Bowdoin on third down, as the hosts converted just four of their 18 third-down attempts (22 percent). Nevertheless, Tufts coach Jay Civetti highlighted multiple areas in need of improvement before his team takes on Trinity this weekend. “We [need to] continue to be better in the red zone and to continue to protect the ball,”
Civetti said. “We turned it over twice last week. That certainly wasn’t good enough on our account. We dropped a couple of big passes out there [and] missed some conversions on third down. It really wasn’t a very productive day of execution for us on offense. Certainly, no one in our room is very satisfied with how the day went.” Despite a few drops by his receivers, McDonald completed 19 of his 25 pass attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns against Bowdoin. The Annandale, N.J. native threw for both of his touchdowns in the third quarter, to senior wide receiver Jack Dolan and junior tight end Jack Donohue, respectively. Following the touchdown by Donohue, which put the Jumbos up 28–0, Civetti elected to replace McDonald with senior quarterback Ryan Hagfeldt, who finished the game with 20 passing yards and 53 rushing yards. Along with a steady performance in the passing game last week, Tufts also looked promising running the ball. Sophomore running back Mike Pedrini finished with 52 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while senior running back Dom Borelli recorded 73 yards on just seven carries. Civetti acknowledged the Jumbos’ promising performance in the run game, adding that expectations of the backfield are high for Saturday’s game against the Bantams.
“[Pedrini and Borelli] are tremendous backs, as is our entire backfield,” Civetti said. “Add [juniors Andrew] Sanders and Jay Tyler to that conversation, along with Ryan [McDonald], and we really have five tailbacks that can carry the load. Trinity’s front seven is pretty solid, and they present a great challenge for us in the run game, so we just need to be hitting the holes right, be great in our exchanges and take it one play at a time, taking what the defense gives us.” For Civetti, the game also marks a return to his alma mater. Civetti played offensive line for Trinity from 1997 to 2000 and captained the team in his senior year. “I loved my time at Trinity,” he said. “As [my] alma mater and a place [I’ve] been a captain, it’s a program that I’m incredibly proud and honored to be a part of. It’s Homecoming down there. Luckily for me, I’m not the one playing the game. What I care most about is that my kids are there, they’re playing hard and they’re doing what they’re supposed to do, and that I’m being the best head coach I can be for them. I love being able to play Trinity every year — they’re a tremendous program. They’re back-to-back league champs and present a great challenge for us, so it’s awesome to just be on the road and playing down there.” Tufts’ bid to move to 5–0 kicks off Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Trinity’s Jessee/Miller Field.
Men’s soccer slips to No. 5 after Middlebury draw, remains undefeated by Maddie Payne Sports Editor
Tufts ceded its first non-win of the season against Middlebury on Saturday with a frustrating 1–1 draw in double overtime. Tufts gave away a penalty less than two minutes into the game, briefly forcing the team on its back foot for the first time this season. The Jumbos managed to equalize to keep their unbeaten streak alive, before bouncing back emphatically with a 3–1 win over the Babson Beavers on Tuesday night. With these results, Tufts moved to 10–0–1
on the season but slipped from No. 3 to No. 5 in the national rankings. The victory over the Beavers was a much-needed boost for the Jumbos and served as a reminder of their potent attack. Only two minutes into the match, junior midfielder Zach Lane played the ball down the right flank. Babson first-year defender Liam Hanlon tried to clear the ball but could only smash it against Tufts junior forward Joe Braun, who turned and found junior forward Gavin Tasker unmarked. Composed as ever, Tasker slotted the ball past the goalie. The build-up play highlighted the attacking unit’s
ability to find each other’s feet through traffic in the box and was indicative of the starting unit’s cohesiveness. “Our ability to play the ball on the ground is about comfort level with each other,” coach Josh Shapiro said. “The [offensive starters] have been playing a lot together, so their comfort level, their ability to know where the other guys are going to be allows them to be a little bit sharper. We want to be a team that plays fast and moves the ball quickly on the ground. Having different ways to attack is always a good quality — if you’re predictable, then you’re going to get stopped. Having ingenuity
and creativity is always an asset, but it has to work where the players are aware of what the others are thinking.” The Jumbos sat comfortably on their lead for the next 20 minutes, but in a rare defensive breakdown, they allowed the Beavers scored their lone goal in the 25th minute. Babson took advantage of a fast-break opportunity to find the gaps in a frantically dropping Tufts back line. Babson sophomore defender Andrew Josephs crossed the ball to senior midfielder see MEN'S SOCCER, page 7