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Women's Soccer Powers Past Simmons, 6-0

Women's Soccer Powers Past Simmons, 6-0

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Taylor Goldsborough (Williston, Vt.) and first-year Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) each finished with a goal and an assist to help lead Babson College to a 6-0 victory over visiting Simmons College on Sunday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.

With the win, Babson is now 3-0-0 overall, while Simmons drops to 0-3-0 on the year.

Senior Meghan Tyson (Scarborough, Maine), junior Olivia Kerester (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and first-years Kathryn Clark (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Jessica DeLuca (Sudbury, Mass.) all scored once for the Beavers. Senior Kristina Simonson (Easton, Mass.) added a career-high two assists in the victory.

Tyson got the Green and White on the board in the 20th minute when she took advantage of a miscue by the Sharks back line to notch her first goal of the season. Goldsborough followed with her first Babson goal, drilling home a Simonson corner kick in the 27th minute to make it 2-0.

Kerester tallied her first goal of the year in the 33rd minute, collecting a loose ball just inside the penalty spot and beating Simmons senior goalkeeper Briana Hayes (Manorville, N.Y.) to make it a three-goal game. Fernandes then extended the Beavers' lead to 4-0 11 seconds before halftime as she converted a penalty kick after being taken down in the box.

Clark scored her second goal of the season in the 57th minute, taking a thru ball from Goldsborough and eluding Simmons sophomore goalkeeper Casey Halle (Watertown, Mass.), who came on just before halftime, for a five-goal advantage. DeLuca later capped the scoring by bending in a corner kick in the 80th minute for the final margin.

First-year goalkeeper Elizabeth Mycock (Windham, Maine) stopped two shots to post her third consecutive clean sheet for Babson. Hayes finished with four saves, while Halle made three for the Sharks.

The Green and White finished with a 21-6 advantage in shots and an 11-3 edge in corner kicks.

Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson travels to Endicott for its first road test of the year at 4 p.m., while Simmons visits Eastern Connecticut State for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

GAME NOTES
• Babson is now 8-0-0 all-time against Simmons.
• The six goals scored by the Beavers are their most since an 8-0 victory over Coast Guard in 2009.
• Babson has opened the season with three consecutive shutouts for the first time since 2005.
• The Beavers have won 55 consecutive matches when scoring three goals or more going back to 2002.
• Babson has won 13 straight contests when scoring first, and has won eight consecutive games when leading at halftime.

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