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Women's Soccer Edges Coast Guard, 1-0

Women's Soccer Edges Coast Guard, 1-0

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) scored the only goal of the match in the 36th minute as visiting Babson College defeated the Coast Guard Academy, 1-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

Babson, which snapped a two-game skid, is now 6-4-2 overall and 4-2-0 in conference play. Coast Guard, which is winless over its last eight games, falls to 3-5-4 overall and 0-3-2 in the NEWMAC.
 a Dinecen (Hinsdale, Ill.) and first-year Olivia West (Norwell, Mass.) both finished with an assist for the Beavers. Sophomore goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick (Hopkinton, Mass.) made four saves to post her second clean sheet of the year.

The Green and White got on the board following a restart in the 36th minute. West headed Dineen's free kick from near the midfield line across the box for Fernandes, who beat Bears' sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.) for her fourth goal of the season.

Coast Guard nearly tied the game just over two minutes after halftime, but Gierschick, who came off her line to punch away a cross, recovered to save sophomore Kali Borden's (Milford, Conn.) rebound attempt. Gierschick easily handled senior Brianna Grisell's (Brookfield, Conn.) shot in the 59th minute and the Babson defense blocked a pair of shots in the box in the closing minutes to preserve its fourth shutout in six league matches.

Boohar finished with two saves for the Beavers, who were outshot 10-9. The Beavers also attempted the only two corner kicks in the game.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday as Babson hosts Salve Regina at 4 p.m., while Coast Guard takes on Mount Holyoke at 7 p.m.

•    The Beavers are 14-1-2 all-time against the Bears and are unbeaten in the last 12 matches (11-0-1) between the sides.
•    Babson has conceded just three goals over its first six league games and ranks third in the NEWMAC with a 0.49 goals against average.
•    The Green and White is 6-0-2 this season and has lost just once in its last 37 matches when scoring first going back to 2013.
•    The Beavers have recorded six consecutive shutouts against Coast Guard and has not allowed a goal against the Bears in 627 minutes going back to 2010.