Teams: Women's Soccer: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS DENIED BY BABSON IN NON-CONFERENCE ACTION, 1-0
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER FINAL SCORE
Babson 1, Tufts 0
At Babson Park, MA
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
|Fanna Gamal hit the crossbar in the second
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Junior Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, MA)
scored the game's only goal less than two minutes in and junior
goalie Sarah Macary (Woodbury, CT) made eight saves in net as the
Babson College Beavers defeated the visiting Tufts University
Jumbos, 1-0, in a non-conference women's soccer contest at
Hartwell-Rogers Field on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, Babson, ranked sixth in New England by the NSCAA,
improved to 7-3-1 overall, while Tufts slipped to 3-3-0.
The Beavers wasted little time in taking the lead, as sophomore Annie
Kenney (Weston, MA) hit a perfect thru ball up the middle to Benoit. The
junior striker then broke in all alone and chipped a shot over the head
of Tufts' senior keeper Kate Minnehan (Hopkinton, NH) and into
the back right corner for the game's only goal at 1:52. It was Benoit's
second goal of the season.
Tufts would have the majority of scoring chances the rest of the way,
recording a 25-3 shot advantage in the contest. However, most of the
Jumbos' eight shots on goal were from well outside the box and easily
handled by Macary. Tufts' best chance came when senior Fanna Gamal's
(Albany, CA) shot from the top of the box hit the crossbar at the
54-minute mark. Sophomore Alix Michael (Mercer Island, WA) then
had a follow-up attempt, but Macary was there to make the save and
preserve the lead.
Macary finished with eight saves in earning her fifth shutout of the
season for the Beavers, while Minnehan stopped two shots in goal for
Tufts. The Babson defense was magnificent in the win, with senior
captain Kayla Pomponi (Belmont, MA), first-year Caroline McManus
(Walpole, MA), and first-year Nichole Vargas (Warren, RI) all
contributing huge plays in the final 25 minutes.