BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Meghan Andrew (Easton, Mass.) scored with 1:47 left in the second overtime to send Babson College to a 2-1 victory over visiting Emerson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer match on Tuesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
With its second consecutive win Babson moves to 9-3-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the conference, while Emerson drops to 6-9-1 overall and 1-5-1 in league play.
The Beavers outshot the Lions 8-0 in extra time, but were unable to break through prior to Andrew's heroics. Following a throw-in along the right sideline, the ball bounced into the box where sophomore Kristina Simonson (Easton, Mass.) hit a shot that was denied by a diving save from Emerson junior Allie Altman (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). With Altman still down, Andrew beat a teammate to the loose ball and tapped it into the open net for her fifth goal of the season, sending the Beavers home victorious.
Junior Jessica DiPhilippo (Falmouth, Maine) staked the Green and White to a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute with her sixth goal of the season. Sophomore Meghan Tyson (Scarborough, Maine) served a corner kick into the box where DiPhilippo was able to beat her mark and get a foot on the ball, beating Altman from the center of the six-yard box.
Despite a 26-8 advantage in shots, the Beavers were unable to put the game away, and Emerson took advantage. The Lions leveled the score at the 77:08 mark following its only corner kick of the day when sophomore Tayllar Righini (Salem, N.H) knocked in the rebound of a header by senior Samantha O'Donovan (Galloway, N.J.).
Junior Melina Kapotsis (Watertown, Mass.) made three saves to earn her eighth win of the season for the Beavers, while Altman was superb in net for the Lions, making seven of her 10 saves in the second half and overtime.
Both teams return to action on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. as Babson travels to Cambridge to face MIT while Emerson will host Coast Guard.