BABSON PARK, Mass.—Visiting Williams College got goals from three different players and first-year Michael Davis (Chicago, Ill.) made two saves to record his first career clean sheet as the Ephs defeated Babson College, 3-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
Babson, which has dropped three of its last four games, slips to 3-3-0 on the year, while Williams improves to 2-2-1 with its second consecutive victory.
The Ephs jumped on top in the 33rd minute when first-year Rick Usami (Torrance, Calif.) was taken down in the box. Senior Demian Gass (Houston, Texas) stepped up and drilled the ensuing penalty kick just past the outstretched hands of Beavers' senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) and inside the right post for his third goal of the season.
Williams doubled its advantage in the 49th minute when junior Eli Petrik (Austin, Texas) settled a service from sophomore Will Feflitto (Winnetka, Ill.) in traffic and hit a hard shot past Heintzelman from just outside the six-yard box for his first tally of the year. Felitto later tacked on an insurance marker, blasting home a shot from the left side of the box on the counter attack in the 83rd minute.
Babson's best scoring chance of the match came in the 17th minute when sophomore Mitchell Collins' (Burlington, Mass.) volley from the center of the box off a service from senior Youcef Ziad (Holbrook, Mass.) glanced off a defender and out of danger.
Heintzelman finished with four saves for the Beavers, who were outshot 13-6 on the day. The Ephs also finished with a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
Both teams return to action next Saturday as Babson hosts WPI at 2 p.m., while Williams travels to Trinity at 3 p.m.
• The Beavers have dropped their last five matches to the Ephs going back to 2015.
• Prior to Sunday loss Babson had won nine of its last 10 games at home going back to the start of last season.