BABSON PARK, Mass.—First-year Katelyn Korzec (Whitman, Mass.) recorded back-to-back goals to lead Babson College past visiting Springfield College, 2-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Tuesday night at MacDowell Field.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 5-6-2 overall and 2-3-0 in league play, while Springfield falls to 9-2-1 overall and 5-1-0 in the NEWMAC.
Senior Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) and junior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) chipped in with an assist apeice for the Green and White, while first-year Kayla Salmon (Arlington, Va.) recorded two saves in the win.
Sophomore Mackenzie Luiz (Newington, Conn.) scored the lone goal for the Pride, first-year Sara Swetland (Manchester, N.H.) logged an assist, and junior Jackie Davis (Ringoes, N.J.) posted six saves in the loss.
After causing a Babson turnover, Swetland carried the ball downfield and passed it to Luiz who launched the ball into the upper right corner of the net to give the Pride a 1-0 lead with 16:39 remaining in the first half. Springfield lead 7-6 in shots, while both teams attempted four first corner kicks at the end of the first half.
Korzec, who recorded her first collegiate goal, netted the equalizer with a shot from the far side of the net towards the upper corner with just under 10 minutes to go in regulation.
The Beavers continued to press offensively as first-year Alexis Fortune recorded the next three shots, including two on net that forced Davis to make saves. The Green and White broke through on a corner kick attempt when McCabe played a short pass to Fernandes, who sent the ball into the box for Korzec to score the game-winning goal off a header with 1:18 left on the clock.
The Green and White outshot the Pride 16-10 and had a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, as the Beavers host Smith at 2:30 p.m., while the Pride is set to travel to Salve Regina.
• Babson is now 7-17-4 all-time against Springfield, which includes going 3-3-3 over the last nine matches.
• The Beavers are 4-2-1 this fall on turf, which includes a 1-1-1 mark at home.
• Going back to last season, 10 of the Beavers last 11 conference matches have been decided by a single goal.