BOSTON, Mass.—Two players found the back of the net and first-year midfielder Katelyn Korzec (Whitman, Mass.) took on the goalkeeping duties with just under 30 minutes to play as Babson College defeated UMass Boston, 2-1, on Tuesday night at James Cotter Field.
With the win, the Beavers move to 3-1-1 on the year, while the Beacons fall to 2-3-0.
Senior Emma Dineen (Hinsdale, Ill.) and first-year Katherine Ryan (Winchester, Mass.) each recorded a goal, while senior Jessica DeLuca (Sudbury, Mass.) and junior Julia Janikies (Coventry, R.I) each chipped in with an assist. Senior Maddison Gierschick (Hopkinton, Mass.) earned her third win of the year making two saves, while Korzec, who had to sub in for Gierschick, logged two saves in her first appearance in goal.
Senior Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, Conn.) scored the lone goal for the Beacons, while first-year Abby McCulloch (Weymouth, Mass.) made eight saves and allowed two goals in the loss.
Ryan opened the scoring with a shot near the far post off a feed from DeLuca in the 20th minute to give Babson a 1-0 lead. At the end of the first half the Beavers had an advantage in shots, 9-7, and both teams had recorded two corner kicks.
The Green and White increased their lead in the second half after Dineen rocketed a shot from 20 yards out to the far post off an assist from Janikies.
With just under 30 minutes remaining in regulation, Korzec, a midfielder, had to take over at goalkeeper for Gierschick. She made her first career save before giving up a goal in the 80th minute off a long free kick by O'Grady.
UMass Boston sophomore Shannon Rosemond (Weymouth, Mass.) almost found the equalizer in the 84th minute, but a diving save by Korzec prevented that. With just seconds on the clock, Rosemond lunched the ball towards the Beavers net, hitting the post before deflecting off Korzec and out of harm's way.
Babson trailed in both shots, 22-15, and corner kick, 10-2.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 12 p.m. as the Beavers host Brandeis, while the Beacons meet up with Wentworth.
• Babson is now 4-0-1 all-time against Umass Boston.
• Before the goal in the 80th minute, the Beavers had not conceded against the Beacons dating back to the start of the series in 2014, a span of 460 minutes.