Tufts will play Calvin in a rematch of the 2016 final when they meet in Saturday's NCAA Division III Men's Tournament final in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joe Braun
goal and added assists on goals by Gavin Tasker
and Zach Lane
as Tufts beat Rochester, 3-1. The unbeaten Jumbos (17-0-3) built a 3-0 lead before Rochester scored on a goal by Aidan
in the 72nd minute -- the first goal they allowed since Oct. 23 in their regular-season finale at Bowdoin.
Calvin (22-1-0) defeated the University of Chicago in the other
semifinal, 4-1, to advance to the championship for the fourth time. It lost in 2009, 2014 and 2016 when Tufts won, 1-0, in the second overtime period.
The Knights had multiple chances
before senior Bobby McCaw
opened the scoring with his 21st goal on the season. Ian Adams
, Hunter Olson
and Dillon Weldy
also scored for Calvin. Adams added two assists to
increase his season total to 18, setting a new Calvin single-season record. Friday, November 30 Tufts
1. (Braun 21, Tasker 50, Lane 61; Miller 72.) Calvin
1. (McCaw 28, Adams 30, Olson 44, Weldy 66; Adeosun 30.)