BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College scored twice over the final 26 minutes of the second half to defeat visiting Bates College, 2-0, in non-conference women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
With its second consecutive victory, Babson improves to 4-2-0 on the year. Bates, has now dropped four straight matches to slip to 1-4-0 overall.
Senior Julia Janikies (Coventry, R.I.) and junior Addie Lalor (Washington, D.C.) both scored, while senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) chipped in with an assist for the Beavers. First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) made six saves to record her fourth clean sheet of the season.
Junior Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) made three saves in a losing effort for the Bobcats.
Babson first-year Sam Borjeson (Duxbury, Mass.) had a chance go just wide of the back post off a corner kick by McCabe in the 42nd minute, and Bates had a goal called back less than six minutes after halftime when the flag went up late for offsides. Lalor broke the stalemate in the 65th minute when she headed McCabe's free kick from along the right sideline inside the near post for her second marker of the season.
The Beavers doubled their advantage in the 83rd minute when first-year Caitlin Trott (North Hampton, N.H.) was fouled just inside the top of the box. Janikies was called upon to take the ensuing penalty kick and she calmly drilled it inside the right post for her first career goal.
In addition to having a goal called back, the Bobcats saw senior Riley Turcotte's (Middletown, R.I.) bid to equalize go just wide in the 80th minute, while Fedosiewich denied junior Elizabeth Bennett's (London, England) shot from the middle of the box just prior to Janikies' penalty kick in the 82nd minute.
The Beavers outshot Bates 11-10 and finished with a 9-4 edge in corner kicks.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Endicott at 4 p.m., while the Bobcats return home to take on Southern Maine on Sunday at 2 p.m.
• Despite owning just five wins in 26 all-time matches between the sides, the Beavers have dominated the series as of late going 4-1-1 against Bates since 2007.
• Babson has not allowed a goal in any of its four wins this fall, and have recorded 399 consecutive shutout minutes at Hartwell-Rogers Field since conceding to St. John Fisher early in the second half of its season opener.
• The Beavers have outscored their opponents 5-2 in the second half of six matches this season.
• Babson is now 23-3-2 going back to 2016 when scoring at least two goals.