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Men’s Soccer Tops Regionally-Ranked Endicott, 1-0

Men’s Soccer Tops Regionally-Ranked Endicott, 1-0

BEVERLY, Mass.—Sophomore Alex Crompton (Killington, Vt.) scored in the 65th minute as visiting Babson College defeated Endicott College, 1-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Tuesday night at Hempstead Stadium.

With the victory, Babson evens its recorded at 5-5-0, while Endicott, which is eighth in the United Soccer Coaches regional rankings, slips to 6-2-2 on the year.

Junior Noah Parker (Hampden, Maine) set up Crompton's goal and senior goalkeeper James Takami (Kenmore, Wash.) made five saves to record his first clean sheet of the season for the Beavers.

First-year Camden Stockdale (Durham, Conn.), who was making just his second start of the year, finished with one save for the Gulls.

After the sides combined for just three shots on goal in the opening stanza, Crompton broke the scoreless deadlock just over 19 minutes after halftime when he headed home a cross from Parker for his team-leading fifth marker of the year. Endicott outshot Babson 10-5 in the second half, but had both shots on frame denied by Takami.

Senior Conner Couchot (Mason, Ohio) missed high with a header in the 76th minute, and another header by junior Victor DaCosta (Rehoboth, Mass.) deflected off a Beavers' defender and out of danger with 46 seconds left. Takami then came up with his biggest save of the night to deny Gulls' senior Ryan Cohane's (Easton, Conn.) shot following a corner kick in the waning seconds.

Endicott finished with a 15-9 edge in shots and both teams attempted five corner kicks in the match.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Emerson at 1 p.m., while the Gulls host Gordon at 3:30 p.m.

• The Beavers are 4-0-0 all-time against Endicott, which includes a pair of 1-0 victories over the last two seasons.
• Babson is unbeaten in 12 straight games in the month of October (11-0-1) going back to 2015.
• Tuesday's win was the first of the year for the Green and White on the road, and also the first this fall when scoring a single goal.
• Babson has not conceded a first-half goal in any of its last six matches.