CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Despite senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Mycock (Windham, Maine) making a career-high 15 saves, visiting Babson College suffered a 3-0 loss to RV United Soccer Coaches/No. 21 D3soccer.com MIT in New England Womens' and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Babson, which has dropped four of its last five games, slips to 5-8-2 overall and 2-5-0 in league play, while MIT improves to 12-2-2 overall and 7-0-0 in the NEWMAC.
Senior Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.), classmate Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo) and first-year Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) all scored for the Engineers, who got three saves from senior goalkeeper Lily Mueller (Lakeville, Minn.).
Beavers' senior Jessica DeLuca (Sudbury, Mass.) cleared a corner kick out of danger in the ninth minute, Mycock reacted quickly to tip a shot by Apostol over the crossbar in the 13th minute, and junior Naomi Oki (Waimanalo, Hawaii) cleared another shot off the goal line following a corner kick to keep the game scoreless in the 15th minute. MIT broke through in the 23rd minute when Groff took a feed from junior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.) and cut back inside towards the top of the box before blasting a shot inside the near post for a 1-0 advantage.
Mycock denied Apostol on a breakaway and pushed away another shot just after halftime before she finally extended the lead to 2-0 but putting away a cross from first-year Jessica Sonner (Naperville, Ill.) in the 50th minute. The Engineers tacked on another insurance marker just over 10 minutes later when Nichols volleyed Groff's corner kick past Mycock at the back post for her second tally of the year.
MIT finished with a 36-5 edge in shots and attempted 11 of the game's 13 corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Emerson at 4 p.m., while MIT visits Springfield at 3 p.m.
• The Beavers are 24-10-7 all-time against MIT but are winless in the series since 2010.
• Babson was held off the scoreboard for the first time in eight matches dating back to its NEWMAC opener against Clark on September 22.
• Tuesday's match marked the first time in seven league contests that the final margin was greater than a goal.