BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Bobby Fabricant (Summit, N.J.) scored a pair of goals as visiting Williams College defeated Babson College, 3-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
Babson, which had won three of its last four games prior to Sunday's loss, falls to 7-7-0 on the year. Williams, which is seventh in the United Soccer Coaches regional poll, extended its unbeaten streak to eight and is now 7-1-4 overall.
Senior goalkeeper James Takami (Kenmore, Wash.) finished with seven saves for the Beavers.
Junior Sean Dory (Troy, N.Y.) also had a goal, while senior Mark Sisco-Tolomeo (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and first-year Nick Ranieri (Natick, Mass.) each recorded an assist for the Ephs. Senior goalkeeper Bobby Schneiderman (Livingston, N.J.) finished with three saves in 80-plus minutes of work.
Williams jumped in front 1-0 less than three minutes into the contest when Dory got a touch on a corner kick by Ranieri that slipped through traffic at the near post for a his second tally of the year. The Ephs doubled their advantage in the 18th minute when Fabricant dribbled into the box and hit a low right-footed shot inside the left post for the first of his two goals.
Fabricant capped the scoring in the 60th minute when he converted a feed from Sisco-Tolomeo for his third marker of the fall. Takami, who made four second-half stops, made his best save of the game in the 65th minute with a dive to his right to corral a low blast by Williams sophomore Demian Gass (Houston, Texas).
Babson's best scoring chances all came in the first half, including two in the opening minutes of the match. Sophomore Chris Czarnecki (Baltimore, Md.) forced Schneiderman to make a save on his shot from inside the six-yard box in the second minute. Senior Dan McGuinness (Groton, Mass.) was just off the mark with a header in the sixth minute, and sophomore Alex Crompton's (Killington, Vt.) touch from just outside the six was handled by Schneiderman in the 37th minute.
The Ephs finished with an 18-5 edge in shots and attempted seven of the game's eight corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson hosts Mitchell at 4 p.m., while Williams takes on Hamilton at 3 p.m.
• The Beavers are 10-27-3 all-time against Williams.
• Sunday's loss snapped Babson's 11-game non-conference unbeaten streak at home.
• The Green and White is 13-2-1 over its last 16 games in the month of the October dating back to 2015.
• Prior to Sunday, Babson had conceded just four first-half goals over its first 13 matches this fall.