Women's Soccer Downed by Swarthmore in Engineering Cup Finale

Women's Soccer Downed by Swarthmore in Engineering Cup Finale

HOBOKEN, N.J.—First-year Lizzie King (Swarthmore, Pa.) scored twice and junior Marin McCoy (Denver, Colo.) added a goal and two assists as Swarthmore College defeated Babson College, 6-0, to capture the Engineering Cup title on Sunday afternoon at the DeBaun Athletic Complex on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology.

With the loss, Babson slips to 1-3-0 overall, while Swarthmore stays perfect and improves to 5-0-0.

Junior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished with eight saves for the Beavers, who were outshot 28-4 on the day. Classmate Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.), who made her season debut, registered the team's only shot on goal late in the second half.

The Green and White was under duress from the outset and fell behind in the 13th minute when a shot by sophomore Sydney Covitz (Washington, D.C.) took a deflection off a defender and beat Gierschick for a 1-0 lead. King scored the first of her two goals just over three minutes later, and McCoy followed with a strike from just inside the box that went off Gierschick's fingertips to make it 3-0 in the 25th minute.

King added her second marker of the day in the 36th minute to give Swarthmore a 4-0 advantage at halftime. First-years Sophia Stills (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Bellara Huang (Pella, Iowa) scored six minutes apart early in the second half for the final margin.

Junior Amy Shmoys (Ithaca, N.Y.) and senior Sommer Denison (Santa Monica, Calif.) combined to make one save for the Garnet.

Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson hosts UMass Boston at 4 p.m., while Swarthmore takes on Montclair State at 7 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• The Beavers and Garnet met for the first time since 1985 on Sunday in an all-time series that is now deadlocked at 1-1-0.
• Gierschick finished the tournament with 25 saves in two matches.
• Babson's three-game losing streak is its longest since dropping the final three matches of the 2011 season.

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