Salmon Makes Career-High Nine Saves for Beavers
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Julia Lindsay (Newton, Mass.) scored the equalizer in the 72nd minute as Babson College rallied for a 1-1 double-overtime draw with visiting Endicott College in non-conference women's soccer action on Tuesday night at rain-soaked MacDowell Field.
With the tie, Babson is now 3-4-2 on the year, while Endicott moves to 2-3-4 overall.
Junior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) and first-year Katelyn Korzec (Wenham, Mass.) both recorded an assist for the Beavers. First-year goalkeeper Kayla Salmon (Arlington, Va.) made a career-high nine saves on the night.
First-year Hannah Lejeune (Danvers, Mass.) scored and senior Mary Verneris (Hamden, Conn.) picked up an assist for the Gulls, who got six saves from junior goalkeeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.).
Endicott took a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute when Lejeune beat Salmon to a centering pass from Verneris and touched it inside the left post for her second goal of the year. The Gulls had three great chances to add to their advantage early in the second half but junior Catherine Elkas (Holden, Mass.) hit the crossbar from the right edge of the box in the 50th minute, while classmate Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.) had back-to-back shots blocked by Lindsay and junior Maya King (Auburndale, Mass.) with Salmon out of the play in the 54th minute.
Wentworth made a diving play to punch away a shot by Beavers' first-year Alexis Fortune (Sheffield, Mass.) at the near post in the 61st minute before Lindsay tied the match with a volley at the back post off a long service by McCabe with just over 18 minutes to play. The Green and White nearly went ahead in the 81st minute only to have Fortune's goal called back after an offside call.
Endicott attempted the only two shots in extra time, with the best chance going wide off the foot of sophomore Gabriella Prisco (West Haven, Conn.) in the 100th minute.
The Gulls finished with a 17-12 edge in shots and a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Wheaton at 1 p.m., while Endicott travels to Nichols on Friday at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 4-5-2 all-time against Endicott.
• Babson and the Gulls have gone to overtime in each of their last three meetings and six of the last nine times they've played since 2010.
• The Green and White trailed at halftime for just the second time in nine matches this season.
• Tuesday's match marked just the second time in program history that Babson has hosted a home game under the lights.