BABSON PARK, Mass.—First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) saved a penalty kick in each half to help Babson College defeat visiting Bowdoin College, 1-0, in non-conference women's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
With its third win in the last four games, Babson improves to 3-2-0 on the year, while Bowdoin slips to 0-3-1 overall.
Fedosiewich finished the match with eight saves and senior Olivia West (Norwell, Mass.) scored for the fourth consecutive game for the Beavers. Sophomore Kate Ryan (Winchester, Mass.) also recorded her first assist of the season in the victory.
Sophomore Penny Rocchio (Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y.) stopped five shots in a losing effort for the Polar Bears.
The Green and White outshot Bowdoin 7-6 over the opening 45 minutes, but it was Fedosiewich who came up with the best save of the half, sprawling out to her left to push sophomore Shannon Gallagher's (Norwell, Mass.) penalty kick over the crossbar in the 25th minute to keep the game deadlocked.
Polar Bears' senior Morgan Gallagher (Norwell, Mass.) missed just wide in her bid from the left corner of the six-yard box in the 51st minute, and Beavers broke through for the only goal of the contest just past the hour mark. Rocchio punched away a low shot by Ryan from the top of the box following a throw in, but West was unmarked at the back post and flicked the rebound off the underside of the crossbar and in for her fourth marker of the season.
Morgan Gallagher's header at the near post sailed just wide in the 63rd minute, and Fedosiewich laid out to her right to make a diving stop on her penalty kick in the 66th minute after Bowdoin junior Lynn Farquhar (Bethesda, Md.) was tackled driving into the box to keep the hosts in front.
The Polar Bears finished with a 14-10 edge in shots, while both teams attempted four corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson hosts Bates at 11:30 a.m., while Bowdoin takes on Wesleyan at 12 p.m.
• Wednesday's victory was the Beavers' third all-time against Bowdoin and second against the Polar Bears over the last five matches.
• Thanks to last year's 0-0 draw and Wednesday's 1-0 victory, Babson has posted back-to-back shutouts against Bowdoin for the first time in 31 all-time contests between the programs.
• West is the first Babson player to score in four consecutive games since Caitlin Cronin '07 bagged five goals in four matches back in September 2006.
• The Beavers have won all three games this season when scoring the first goal of the game.