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Men's Soccer Draws with Dickinson in Season Opener, 1-1

Men's Soccer Draws with Dickinson in Season Opener, 1-1

CARLISLE, Pa. – Babson College first-year Mitchell Collins (Burlington, Mass.) scored in the sixth-minute and Dickinson sophomore College Colin Fagan (Chalfont, Pa.) notched the equalizer with a little over 20 minutes remaining in regulation as the teams played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in non-conference men's soccer action on Friday night at Dickinson Park. 

First-year Liam Hanlon (Boxborough, Mass.) recorded an assist on the lone Babson goal, while junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) turned away five of six shots in his second career start for the Beavers.

Dickinson junior Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass.) earned an assist on Fagan's goal and sophomore goalkeeper John Baney (Ridgewood, N.J.) turned away seven of the eight shots he faced.

The Beavers got off to a quick start after Hanlon was able to find Collins with a cross into the box to put Babson ahead 1-0 just 5:40 into the match.  The Green and White headed into the half with a 1-0 lead, but trailed in both shots and corners kicks 12-8, and 4-2, respectively.

Dickinson started off the second half with offensive pressure as Heintzelman was called upon to make two crucial saves on shots by Gilbert in the first five minutes of the period. After a failed corner kick attempt, the Red Devils were able to regain possession and find the equalizer in the 68th minute.

Junior Chris Czarnecki (Baltimore, Md.) and first-year Ross Shellow (Miami, Fla.) recorded shots on goal late in regulation but neither was able to convert sending the game to extra time deadlocked at 1-1.

Babson outshot Dickinson 6-1 through two overtimes with only senior Noah Parker's (Hampden, Maine) attempt that was saved by Baney finding the frame.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as the Beavers head to Elizabathtown at 5:30 p.m., while Dickinson is set to host Keystone tomorrow at 5:00 pm. 

• Friday's match was the first in program history against Dickinson.
• Babson had not gone to overtime or had its season opener finish in a tie since playing to a 0-0 2OT draw with Western New England to kick off the 2002 campaign.
• The Beavers are now 29-6-4 when scoring first going back to the start of the 2015 season.
• The Green and White is 18-5-5 when conceding one goal or less dating back to the start of 2015.