October 12, 2013

Women’s Soccer Gains a Draw at Babson

BABSON PARK, Mass.-Junior goalkeeper Holly Moore made 11 saves as the Coast Guard women's soccer team earned a hard-fought 0-0 double overtime New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference draw against Babson on Saturday. The results moves the Bears to 5-7-1 (2-2-1 NEWMAC) while Babson is now 7-3-3 (2-2-2 NEWMAC).

The tie is the first result for Coast Guard against the Beavers since a 1-0 victory during the 2004 season and yet another huge step towards clinching the program's first NEWMAC Tournament berth since 2003.

The Bears recorded the first shot of the match, in just the second minute when freshman Katie Clark's shot was saved. Coast Guard seemed to be the aggressors early as they picked up an offside call in the fourth minute looking to be the first to break into the scoring column.

Coast Guard was able to generate a shot off their lone corner, coming in the 38th minute, when senior Judy Hooymans settled the corner taken by junior Liz Runci but her shot was saved as well.

For all of Coast Guard's chances in the first half, the second half followed a different script as Babson out-shot the Bears 11-4 in the second stanza after being able to put some pressure on  the back line of senior Judy Hooymans, junior Avery Ayres, and sophomores Hanna Jansson and Andrea Saldana.

Moore made her final save during the 108th minute, in double overtime to preserve the shutout and assure the Bears of a tie.

Coast Guard seemed to have a hard time getting much going offensively as they generated just eight shots against Babson's 24. Junior Melina Kapotsis registered four saves in goal for the Beavers to preserve the scoreless draw. Babson also held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks for the match.

With the draw, Moore is now 3-5-1 on the year for Coast Guard while Kapotsis is now 6-1-3 on the season for the Beavers.

Coast Guard will return to action on Tuesday, October 15th when they travel to Mount Holyoke for a NEWMAC match-up. The Bears will return home on Tuesday, October 22nd when they host perennial NEWMAC powerhouse Wheaton at 7:00 pm.

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