Women's Soccer Plays Babson To 0-0 Tie
Springfield, Mass. - October 13, 2021- The Springfield College women's soccer program battled to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes against Babson College on Wednesday night in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
Springfield adds their first tie of the season, which makes their overall record 6-4-1 and 4-1-1 in the NEWMAC. Babson now sits at 6-5-2 and 2-2-1 in the NEWMAC.
Amelia Harper (Taylorsville, Utah) was sensational in net for the Pride, as the junior came away with several saves en route to their total of seven for the game. Kaleigh Dale (Mansfield, Conn.) put pressure on the Babson defense with six shots, three of which landed on frame.
Morgan Fedosiewich collected 10 saves for the Beavers.
In a tightly contested first half of play, each team put together a strong showing defensively to keep the score at 0-0 for the entire half of play. At 21:40, Dale was awarded a free kick that was placed perfectly between the pipes, however, Fedosiewich scooped up the shot. The Beavers best chance to score came in the 40th-minute as Natalie Knauf followed a blocked strike and aimed for the right corner of the net, but Madison Daly (Enfield, Conn.) defended the post and booted away the try for the defensive save.
At 53:02, the Beavers looked like they would get the first strike of the evening from Kate Ryan, who rifled one from out front, however, Harper leaped up and punched out the shot. The remainder of the half, Springfield and Babson would each receive promising opportunities, but the score remained 0-0. At 86:35, Maddy Bonavita (Wilbraham, Mass.) danced past three defenders and laid a shot on goal, which Fedosiewich made a play on and pushed the stalemate into the first overtime at 0-0.
In the 98th-minute, Springfield would, yet again, earn a strong opportunity as Dale would connect on a header off the Heather Jennato (Hookset, N.H.) corner feed, however Laura Lukowicz would make a remarkable effort for the defensive save and keep the Beavers hopes alive as the game entered its second extra period with the score still at 0-0. In the second overtime, Harper was sensational between the pipes clearing away three attempts from the vistors. In the last second, Babson's Ryan took a ball from the left side and bent in a shot on goal that would prove to be the potential game winner, however Harper would stretch out for the punch out save and force the contest to end in a scoreless tie.
Springfield will host WPI on Saturday at 12 pm on Brock-Affleck Field.