SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.—First-year Caitlin Trott (New Hampton, N.H.) finished with a goal and an assist and head coach Nellie Pineault picked up the 100th win of her career as visiting Babson College rolled to a 5-0 win at Mount Holyoke College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
Babson, which extended its unbeaten streak to three, improves to 8-8-2 overall and 4-4-2 in the league play. The Beavers also secured the seventh and final spot in next week's NEWMAC Tournament. Mount Holyoke, which dropped its final 11 matches, closes the season at 2-16-1 overall and 0-10-0 in conference play.
Senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.), sophomores Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) and Grace Smith (Glastonbury, Conn.), and first-year Jordan Keovongmanysar (Southbridge, Mass.) all scored once, while fellow rookie Maria Colon Figueroa (Needham, Mass.) chipped in with an assist for the Beavers. First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) made two saves in 74 minutes, while classmate Lindy Moss (Alexandria, Va.) stopped one shot over the final 16 minutes in her first action of the year.
Sophomore Brianna Thompson (El Cajon, Calif.) and junior Maria-Lucia Delgado (Bronx, N.Y.) combined to make 10 saves for the Lyons.
McCabe put the Green and White in front in the third minute with a 30-yard blast over the outstretched hands of Delgado for her second goal of the year. McLaughlin added to the lead in the 13th minute when she broke into the box from the left flank and lifted a shot into the upper corner at the back post to make it 2-0.
Mount Holyoke senior Cora Melcher (Portland, Maine) hit the crossbar in the 14th minute, and both Trott and McLaughlin were denied by the woodwork moments later. Trott would get her goal in the 72nd minute though, lofting a 30-yard strike that found its way in after going off the fingertips of Thompson and off the right post to stretch the Beavers' lead to 3-0.
Keovongmanysar one-timed a cross from Figueroa Colon past Thompson from inside the six-yard box for her first career goal in the 82nd minute, and Smith cleaned up her own rebound for her first collegiate marker in the 89th minute for Babson.
The Beavers outshot the Lyons 23-8 and attempted eight of the 10 corner kicks in the match.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Coast Guard for a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are 28-10-1 all-time against Mount Holyoke and are unbeaten over their last eight matches in the series.
• Pineault is just the second coach in program history to reach the 100-win milestone joining Judy Blinstrub, who is Babson's all-time leader with 200 victories.
• The Beavers are 5-0-1 this season and unbeaten over their last 38 matches when leading at halftime.
• Babson, which scored just eight goals over its first 11 games, tallied 16 times over the final seven contests of the regular season.