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No. 6/10 MIT Blanks Women’s Soccer, 4-0

No. 6/10 MIT Blanks Women’s Soccer, 4-0

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Despite a season-high 16 saves from first-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich (Ottawa, Ontario), Babson College suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 6/10 MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.

Babson dips to 6-8-1 overall and 2-4-1 in league play with the loss, while MIT extended its unbeaten streak to 14 and improves to 14-1-2 overall and 7-0-0 in the NEWMAC.

Senior Montana Reilly (Los Angeles, Calif.), sophomore Karenna Groff (Weston, Mass.) and first-years Savannah Lawrence (Tucker, Ga.) and Kaitlin Zareno (Montebello, Calif.) each had a goal for the Engineers. Senior Allie Werner (Tyler, Texas) finished with two assists and first-year Ava Gillikin (Flemington, N.J.) turned away two shots in the victory.

MIT took a 1-0 lead when Reilly drilled a shot inside the right post in the sixth minute, but was unable to further the margin thanks to the work of Fedosiewich and the Babson defense. She stopped three straight shots in the 22nd minute, which included a kick save on the first effort by Werner, and sophomore Maite Gutierrez (Miami, Fla.) denied Groff at the left post on the fourth shot of the flurry to keep the deficit at one.

The Engineers broke the game open with a pair of goals just 24 seconds apart in the 52nd minute. Lawrence settled a failed clearing pass and drilled a 15-yard shot inside the left post following a corner kick at the 51:01 mark, and Groff ran onto a thru-ball by Werner and beat Fedosiewich with a sliding finish for her team-leading 13th goal to make it 3-0.

MIT capped the scoring in the 90th minute when Zareno converted a feed from first-year Brigette Wang (Clarksville, Md.) for her first career marker.

The Beavers' best scoring chance of the game came less than three minutes into the match when sophomore Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) tracked down a long pass by senior Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) only to see Gillikin come off her line to punch away her bid to open the scoring.

Fedosiewich made 10 of her 16 stops over the opening 45 minutes for the Green and White, which was outshot 34-4 on the afternoon. Senior Maya King (Auburndale, Mass.) also cleared a header by MIT junior Maya Nielan (Danville, Calif.) off the goal line in the 51st minute.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson hosts Emerson at 11:30 a.m., while MIT takes on Springfield at 1 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• The Beavers are 24-11-7 all-time against MIT.
• Fedosiewich's 16-save effort marks the fourth time this season she has turned away double-digit shots.
• MIT is unbeaten in its last 30 games (28-0-2) against NEWMAC foes.

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