BABSON PARK, Mass.— Senior Noah Parker ( Hampden, Maine) scored the lone goal of the match in the 83rd minute to help to visiting Babson College defeat Wheaton College, 1-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Keefe Field.
Babson, which remained unbeaten in conference play, improves to 7-2-4 overall and 3-0-2 in the league to secure a spot in the conference tournament. Wheaton slips to 6-8-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the NEWMAC with the loss.
Lyon first-year goalkeeper Diego Medina (Yonkers, N.Y.) performed nine saves in the loss.
In the scoreless first half, the Green and White held a 4-0 edge in shots and a 2-1 advantage in corner kicks. With seven minutes to go in regulation, Parker got a touch on Shellow's 25-yard shot following a failed clearance and put it past Medina and into the side netting to break the scoreless deadlock.
The Beavers finished with a big advantage in both shots, 17-3, and corner kicks 8-2.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Eastern Connecticut State at 7 p.m., while Wheaton hosts Rhode Island tomorrow at 3 p.m.
• The Beavers are 18-20-0 all-time against Wheaton and have won 12 of the last 17 matches between the teams, which includes six of the last seven games in Norton.
• After missing the 2017 NEWMAC tournament, Babson is unbeaten five games into league play for the first time since 2012 and is one of three teams to secure a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.
• The Green and White has recorded three consecutive shutouts against NEWMAC opponents since September 22, and has not conceded a goal to a league opponent in just under 317 minutes.
• Parker, who has 13 points on the season, has scored four goals over the last four games, which includes two game-winning tallies.