Beavers Suffer First Loss, See 18-Game Road Winning Streak Snapped by Gulls
BEVERLY, Mass.— Junior Sophia Cogliano (Saugus, Mass.) scored once in each half as Endicott College upset No. 2 Babson College, 2-0, in non-conference field hockey action on Tuesday night at North Field.
With the loss, Babson sees the nation's longest road winning streak come to an end at 18 games and falls to 9-1 on the year, while Endicott improves to 7-2 overall.
Sophomore Deirdre Barry (Longmeadow, Mass.) was credited with two saves for the Beavers, who finished with a 19-9 edge in shots and an 11-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Senior Emily Wood (Kensington, N.H.) assisted on both goals for the Gulls, while first-year goalkeeper Taylor Farrin (Danvers, Mass.) recorded six saves to earn her first career shutout.
Endicott took advantage of its first penalty corner opportunity of the game as Cogliano notched her team-leading seventh goal of the year for a 1-0 lead at the 24:12 mark. The Gulls added to their lead in the 43rd minute as Cogliano scored off another corner to make it 2-0.
The Green and White outshot the hosts 11-2 over the final 35 minutes but was unable to cut into the deficit. Farrin denied junior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) in the 44th minute, and also made stops on classmate Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) and first-year Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) less than 45 seconds apart in the 52nd minute. The Gulls also held a potent Beavers offense without a shot on cage over the final 18 minutes of the contest.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it visits Mount Holyoke at 2 p.m., while Endicott hosts Roger Williams on Thursday at 7 p.m.
• Babson, which had won the last seven games in the series, is now 8-3 all-time against Endicott.
• Tuesday's loss marked the first time since a 1-0 2OT setback to Mount Holyoke in a 2015 NEWMAC Tournament semifinal that the Beavers were shutout, a streak that spanned 34 games.
• Babson's last road loss prior to Tuesday night was a 1-0 result at Bates on October 14, 2015.