BABSON PARK, Mass. (taken from a Babson College press release)
-- Host Babson College scored the game's only goal in the 29th
minute as the Beavers edged visiting Brandeis University, 1-0, on
After Brandeis (1-1-0) registered four of the game's first five shots, Babson (2-0-0) slowly took control over the final 30 minutes of the opening half. The Beavers, who outshot the Judges 7-1 during that stretch, eventually took the lead when junior Caitlin Cronin (Hanover, Mass.)took the ball away from a defender at the top left corner of the box and ripped a perfect shot that curled away from goalie Betsey Medow (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and settled into the upper right corner of the net. It was the junior midfielder's second goal of the season -- both of which have been game-winners.
That would prove to be enough for Babson senior goalie Marci McCormack (Wolcott, Conn.) and the stingy Babson defense. The senior goalkeeper made four of her seven saves in the second half to earn her second shutout of the season. Sophomore back Shir Castel (Boston, Mass.) also came up big for the Beavers when she made a potential goal-saving slide tackle on a breakaway by Brandeis sophomore Amy King (Merrimack, N.H.) with 8:25 remaining in the game.
Medow also enjoyed a strong showing in net for the Judges, finishing with six saves.