WESTON, Mass.—Sophomore Mitchell Collins (Burlington, Mass.) scored once in each half as visiting Babson College defeated Regis College, 2-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Regis Stadium.
Babson, which snapped a two-game skid, improves to 3-2-0 on the year, while Regis falls to 1-2-0 overall.
First-year Ryan Grund (Princeton Junction, N.J.) recorded his team-leading third assist of the year, while senior goalkeeper Austin Mankouski (Suffield, Conn.) made three saves to keep his first clean sheet of the season.
Ivan Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) finished with seven saves in a losing effort for the Pride.
Collins broke the scoreless deadlock in the 28th minute when he drilled a low shot past Ramirez from the left side of the box after running onto a long ball for his fourth marker of the season. He completed his first career brace in the 53rd minute, tracking down a service towards the left post from Grund and flicking it past Ramirez, who came charging off his line, for a 2-0 advantage.
The lead was more than enough for the Green and White and Mankouski, who made all three of his saves over the final 45 minutes to post the fifth shutout of his career.
The Beavers finished with a 17-7 edge in shots and attempted five of the game's seven corner kicks. The teams combined for 29 fouls and Regis was reduced to 10 men in the closing minutes after junior Fabyanno Furbino (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) was sent off with a red card.
Babson returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Williams at 2 p.m., while Regis travels to New England College on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. start.
• Saturday's match was the first in program history for Babson against the Pride.
• The Beavers are now 34-1-2 all-time against current members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).
• Saturday's contest was the fourth straight on the road for Babson, which returns home for eight of its next 11 matches.
• With two goals on Saturday, Collins has already surpassed last year's eight-point output in just five games.