BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Addie Lalor (Washington, D.C.) scored late in the first half and senior Olivia West (Norwell, Mass.) added a goal early in the second to help Babson College defeat visiting UMass Boston, 2-0, in non-conference women's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
With its second consecutive win, Babson improves to 2-1-0 overall, while UMass Boston slips to 3-2-0 on the year.
Senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) and first-years Caitlin Trott (North Hampton, N.H.) and Molly Roy (Wilbraham, Mass.) all contributed assists for the Beavers. Fellow rookie Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario) made three saves to record her second consecutive shutout.
First-year Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.) made seven saves in a losing effort for the Beacons.
Nearing halftime, Lalor put the Green and White ahead for good with her first career marker. Following a buildup down the right side Roy took a feed from Trott and hit a near-post service that Lalor was able to flick past Spylios to make it 1-0 in the 43rd minute.
The Beavers extended their advantage just over seven minutes into the second half on West's second goal in as many games. McCabe intercepted a pass at midfield and played a ball behind the UMass Boston back line for West, who chipped a shot over the charging Spylios to make it 2-0 at the 52:09 mark.
The Beacons nearly went in front in the 24th minute only to see sophomore Grace McGettrick's (Marshfield, Mass.) deflect off the crossbar and out of danger. McGettrick also had a chance to halve the UMass Boston deficit in the 77th minute, but her sliding shot from the left side of the box just went wide of the far post.
The Beavers outshot the Beacons 16-9 and finished with a slim 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Babson travels to Brandeis, while UMass Boston visits Salem State.
• The Beavers are now 5-0-1 all-time against UMass Boston and have posted five shutouts in six matches between the sides.
• Babson has kept back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since September 13 and September 16, 2017, when they blanked UMass Boston and Bates, respectively.
• Thanks to Lalor's tally, the Beavers improved to 31-0-2 in their last 33 matches when leading at halftime.
• McCabe's assist was her first of the season and the 11th of her career.