BEVERLY, Mass.—Visiting Babson College was unable to rally after falling behind in the 16th minute and suffered a 2-0 loss to Endicott College in non-conference women's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Hampstead Stadium.
Babson, which had its two-game winning streak snapped, slips to 4-3-0 on the year, while Endicott snapped two-match skid to improve to 5-3-0 overall.
First-year Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) finished with six saves for the Beavers, who were limited to just four shots on goal in the loss.
Junior Jillian Presser (Trumbull, Conn.) and senior Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.,) both scored for the Gulls, who got four saves from senior goalkeeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.).
The sides combined for just five shots in the opening 45 minutes, but Endicott took a 1-0 lead into the break thanks to Presser's first goal of the season at the 15:16 mark. She collected a feed sophomore Hannah Lederman (Natick, Mass.) 20 yards from goal and had plenty of time and space to blast a shot past Fedosiewich and into the upper right corner.
Fedosiewich made a diving save at the left post to deny Gulls' junior Jaymie Caponigro (Swampscott, Mass.) in the 58th minute, and Babson first-year defender Sam Borjeson (Duxbury, Mass.) cleared away a dangerous flick towards goal by senior Larissa Cade (Middlefield, Conn.) in the 65th minute to keep the margin at one. Fedosiewich made another strong save in the 71st minute denying first-year Lindsey Papa (Tolland, Conn.) at the near post after she ran onto a long thru ball into the box.
The Beavers' best chance to equalize came in the 76th minute when a throw in from the right sideline skipped through the box to senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.). Unfortunately her shot was hit right at Wentworth, who made a comfortable save to keep the visitors off the board.
Pesci put the game away with her third tally of the year in the 89th minute as Endicott improved to 4-0 on the year at home.
Both sides return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Clark for its NEWMAC opener at 11:30 a.m., while Endicott hosts Gordon at 5 p.m.
• The Beavers are 4-6-2 all-time against Endicott and are now winless in five straight matches against the Gulls.
• Prior to Tuesday, each of the last nine games between Babson and Endicott had been decided by a single goal.
• The Beavers are 0-2-0 on the road this season, and have dropped all three of their contests when conceding the first goal.