Two Second Half Goals Lifts Babson over Cougars

Two Second Half Goals Lifts Babson over Cougars

THE BASICS

-Score: Babson College 2, Clark University 1

-Records: Clark (10-4-2, NEWMAC 2-3-1), Babson (9-2-4 NEWMAC 4-0-2)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's soccer team suffered a setback to the Beavers of Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup at home on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-The Cougars got on the board first in the 18th minute when junior Charlie Lane (Southborough, Mass.) buried a volley off of a rebound from teammate Sean Munroe's (Silver Spring, Md.) shot (1-0).

-Late in the first half, Babson senior Noah Parker (Hampden, Maine.) attempted to finish a cross when Clark sophomore goalkeeper Melvin Vincent (Rochester, Mass.) was there to make the save.

-In the 50th minute Clark first year Connor Ross (Atkinson, N.H.) placed a corner kick in the middle of the box, where teammate Munroe was able to get a head on it, sending it just high of the cross bar.

-Just four minutes later, Babson tallied their first goal of the game off a penalty kick from first year Ross Shellow (Miami, Fla.) (1-1).

-In the 58th minute the Beavers saw another bid at a goal when junior Chris Czarnecki (Baltimore, MD.) ripped a shot which ricocheted off the post. Then, a minute later Babson's Parker was able to find a spot behind Clark's Vincent to give the Beavers the lead (2-1).

-Clark got another opportunity to equalize in the 78th minute when Lane's shot was stopped by Babson's keeper Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) and the rebound found Clark's Munroe who was able to finish, but the goal was waived off for an offsides penalty.

-Clark saw one last opportunity in the 84th minute when junior Evan Jurkowski (Ludlow, Mass.) was able to put a shot on goal, but Heintzelman was there to make the save.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Both Clark's Vincent (6-2-1), and Babson's Heintzelman (7-2-4) recorded seven saves on the day.

-The Beavers were awards four corner kicks, while the Cougars were awarded just two.

-Babson edged the Cougars in shots 15-13 (9-8 shots on goal).

UP NEXT

-Clark closes out the regular season on October 27th when they travel down the road to WPI for a NEWMAC contest at 10:00 a.m.

-Babson is back at home on Tuesday, October 23rd when they host Bridgewater State for an out of conference game at 7:00 p.m.