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Men's Soccer Slips Past Wheaton to Clinch NEWMAC Tournament Berth, 1-0

Men's Soccer Slips Past Wheaton to Clinch NEWMAC Tournament Berth, 1-0

BABSON PARK, Mass.— Senior Noah Parker ( Hampden, Maine) scored the lone goal of the match in the 83rd minute to help to visiting Babson College defeat Wheaton College, 1-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Keefe Field.

Babson, which remained unbeaten in conference play, improves to 7-2-4 overall and 3-0-2 in the league to secure a spot in the conference tournament. Wheaton slips to 6-8-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the NEWMAC with the loss.

First-year Ross Shellow (Miami, Fla.) chipped in with an assist, while junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) had to make one save to earn his seventh shutout of the year.

Lyon first-year goalkeeper Diego Medina (Yonkers, N.Y.) performed nine saves in the loss.

In the scoreless first half, the Green and White held a 4-0 edge in shots and a 2-1 advantage in corner kicks. With seven minutes to go in regulation, Parker got a touch on Shellow's 25-yard shot following a failed clearance and put it past Medina and into the side netting to break the scoreless deadlock.

The Beavers finished with a big advantage in both shots, 17-3, and corner kicks 8-2.

Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Eastern Connecticut State at 7 p.m., while Wheaton hosts Rhode Island tomorrow at 3 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• The Beavers are 18-20-0 all-time against Wheaton and have won 12 of the last 17 matches between the teams, which includes six of the last seven games in Norton.
• After missing the 2017 NEWMAC tournament, Babson is unbeaten five games into league play for the first time since 2012 and is one of three teams to secure a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.
• The Green and White has recorded three consecutive shutouts against NEWMAC opponents since September 22, and has not conceded a goal to a league opponent in just under 317 minutes.
• Parker, who has 13 points on the season, has scored four goals over the last four games, which includes two game-winning tallies.

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