BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) scored the first two goals of her collegiate career to lift Babson College to a 2-0 win over the visiting Coast Guard Academy in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
Babson, which snapped a three-game slide, improves to 5-6-1 overall and 1-2-1 in league play, while Coast Guard dips to 6-7-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the NEWMAC with its first loss in five matches.
McLaughlin scored once in each half for the Beavers, who got an assist from senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.). First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) made nine saves to recorded her sixth clean sheet of the season in the victory.
First-year goalkeeper Sarah Schollenberger (Woodbury, N.J.) made seven saves for the Bears, who had won their first four conference matches for the first time in program history.
After hitting the crossbar at the 14:13 mark, McLaughlin put the Green and White on the board on the 16th minute. She gained control of a throw in from the left sideline and hit a bending right-footed shot that found the side netting from just inside the box for a 1-0 advantage. Fedosiewich made a diving save on senior Madeleine Khoilian's (Phoenix, Ariz.) in the 43rd minute and came racing off her line to make sliding stop on senior Claire Hurley's (Waterford, Conn.) bid to tie the game following a Babson giveaway in the 69th minute.
McLaughlin gave the Beavers some breathing room with her second goal of the match in the 79th minute. McCabe ran onto junior Addie Lalor's (Washington, D.C.) throw in in the midfield and played a ball into the box for McLaughlin, who took a touch before drilling a shot inside the left post to make it 2-0.
Fedosiewich made the last of her nine saves less than 30 seconds later, diving to her right to deny Hurley's 30-yard blast.
The Green and White, which was outshot 16-14 by the Bears, attempted seven of the eight corner kicks in the match.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Springfield for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff, while Coast Guard beings a three-game home stand against Smith on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
• The Beavers are 16-2-2 all-time against Coast Guard.
• Babson has recorded eight shutouts in its last nine matches against the Bears going back to 2011.
• The Beavers are 32-0-2 when leading at halftime going back to September 2013.
• Babson has not allowed a goal in any of its five victories this season.
• Fedosiewich's six shutouts are the most by a Babson first-year goalkeeper since 2006 when Sam Scarpato '10 kept six clean sheets.