BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College scored 37 seconds into the match and Emerson College tied the game early in the second half as the sides played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
With the result, Babson is now 6-8-2 overall and 2-4-2 in league play, while Emerson moves to 10-4-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the NEWMAC.
First-year Caitlin Trott (North Hampton, N.H.) scored and senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) and fellow rookie Molly Roy (Wilbraham, Mass.) both contributed assists for the Beavers. First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) made four saves over 110 minutes.
First-year Cali Bruce (Glen Allen, Va.) scored for the Lions, who got a pair of saves from sophomore goalkeeper Megan Rose (Danville, Calif).
Trott's first-minute goal was the first of her career and gave the Green and White a 1-0 lead. Roy found McCabe at the top of the box and she slid a pass to her left for Trott, who took a touch before lifting a shot over Rose and into the upper left corner from 15 yards.
Sophomore Katie Korzec (Whitman, Mass.) sent a header just wide on a corner kick by McCabe in the 11th minute, and Rose kept the Lions' deficit at one in the 19th minute when she came off her line to smother Babson sophomore Sydney McLaughlin's (Sherborn, Mass) shot from the penalty spot. Fedosiewich made two saves to keep the hosts in front over the first hour of the match, but Bruce scored the equalizer in the 65th minute, carrying the ball nearly 50 yards and pushing it past Fedosiewich, who came charging off her line, before hitting the open net for her second marker of the year.
Fedosiewich helped keep the game deadlocked diving to her left to deny sophomore Cameran Cruz's (Roxbury, N.J.) deflected volley off a corner in the 80th minute. The best chance of either overtime period came in the 92nd minute when first-year Kyler Gough (San Marcos, Calif.) took a feed at the top of the box and sent her bid to end the match just wide of the right post.
The Lions outshot the Beavers 18-9 and finished with a slim 4-3 edge in corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday as Babson hosts Wellesley at 3 p.m., while Emerson travels to Clark at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are 5-2-1 all-time against the Lions.
• Trott's tally 37 seconds into the match marks the earliest Babson has scored this season.
• McCabe's assist was the 15th of her career and moved her into a tie for 10th place on the program's all-time list.
• The Beavers are 6-3-2 this season when allowing one goal or less.