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Men's Soccer Held to 0-0 Draw at MIT

Men's Soccer Held to 0-0 Draw at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) made four saves to help visiting Babson College earn a 0-0 double-overtime draw at MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Steinbrenner Stadium.

Babson, which is unbeaten over its last three matches, is now 4-1-4 overall and 1-0-2 in league play. MIT has tied back-to-back games and is 4-3-2 overall and 0-1-2 in the NEWMAC.

Heintzelman recorded his fourth shutout of the season and his fifth in nine career starts while lowering his goals against average to 0.56.

Junior Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) turned away three shots before leaving in the 82nd minute for the Engineers. First-year Nicholas Jordan (Glen Allen, Va.) replaced him and made two saves in 28 minutes of work.

Heintzelman made three first-half saves and came up with his best stop of the day just after the break when he tipped MIT first-year Peter Novoa's (Omaha, Neb.) shot over the crossbar following a turnover just outside of the box. The Beavers created the majority of the chances in the second half but were unable to break the deadlock.

First-year Mitchell Collins (Burlington, Mass.) broke into the box from the left wing in the 53rd minute only to see Cowham race off his line to make a diving save. Cowham made a pair of saves on junior Alex Crompton (Killington, Vt.) and Jordan was called upon to punch away senior Noah Parker's (Hampden, Maine) bending free kick in the 89th minute.

Babson appeared to score the game-winning goal less than a minute into overtime after Parker put away a pass over the Engineer's back line from junior Luke Beaulieu (Westfield, N.J.), but the tally was taken off the board following an offside call. MIT's best scoring chance came late in extra time when first-year Noah Faro's (Rexford, N.Y.) blast from outside the box went just wide of the right post.

The Engineers finished with a slim 16-12 edge in shots, while the Beavers owned a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks. The sides combined for 32 fouls and four yellow cards over 110 minutes.

Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Mitchell at 3:30 p.m., while MIT hosts Brandeis on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• The Beavers are now 39-9-5 all-time against MIT.
• Babson has tied all four of its overtime games this season and is now 4-6-10 in extra time going back to 2015.
• The Beavers' one loss in the month of September is their fewest since 2000, when the program went 8-1-1 in the opening month of the season.
• Babson's four draws are just one shy of the most in a single season during head coach Jon Anderson's '75 33-year tenure. His 2002 squad recorded five ties.

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