BABSON PARK, Mass. — Junior Emma Dineen (Hinsdale, Ill.) finished with a pair of goals and Kathryn Clark (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) posted a goal and two assists to help lead Babson College to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Coast Guard Academy in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 4-6-2 on the season and 1-1-2 in conference play. The Bears fall to 5-6-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the NEWMAC.
Junior Katherine Cullen (Newton, Mass.) and sophomore Olivia West (Norwell, Mass.) both contributed one goal for Babson, while sophomore Kerry Dunn (Cohasset, Mass.) added a career-high two assists. Junior Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) also chipped in with an assist in the victory.
Clark got the Green and White on the board in the 14th minute when she took advantage of a through ball from Fernandes to record her second game-winning goal of the season. The Beavers struck again in the 37th minute to gain a 2-0 advantage entering the half. Dunn launched a pass over the defense which gave three Babson players a breakaway opportunity. Shoulder-to-shoulder between her teammates, Cullen touched the ball past Bears' junior goalkeeper Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.) before finding the empty net for her third goal of the season.
Out of the half, the Green and White continued to show offensive dominance by scoring three more goals. Dineen netted back-to-back markers less than seven minutes apart to double the lead. In the 54th minute, she took a cross from Clark and took advantage of a Coast Guard miscue to make it 3-0. Dineen then headed home another service from Clark in the 61st minute to complete the first two-goal game of her career.
The Green and White tacked on one more score in the 73rd minute as West outpaced the Bears' defense to put away a through ball from Dunn for the final margin.
Junior Maddison Gierschick (Hopkinton, Mass.) recorded two saves to record her third shutout of the year for the Beavers, while junior Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.) logged three saves for Coast Guard.
The Green and White finished with a 12-3 advantage in shots and a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
Both teams return to NEWMAC action Tuesday as Babson travels to Springfield for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff, while Coast Guard hosts Smith for a 7 p.m. match.
• Babson is now 15-1-2 all-time against the Bears and extended its unbeaten streak against Coast Guard to 13 games (12-0-1) going back to 2004.
• The five goals scored by the Beavers are their most since an 6-0 victory over Simmons in 2015.
• Babson has recorded seven consecutive clean sheets against Coast Guard and has not conceded a goal to the Bears in 717 minutes going back to 2010.
• The Beavers are 4-1 at home this season and have outscored their foes 12-5 at Hartwell-Rogers Field.