BABSON PARK, Mass. - The Endicott women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw after two overtimes in a rainy match against Babson on Tuesday night.
With the tie, Endicott moves to 2-3-4 overall while Babson moves to 3-4-2 on the season.
Endicott got the scoring underway first when freshman Hannah Lejeune (Danvers, Mass.) scored her second goal in as many matches to put the Gulls up 1-0 in the 41st minute. Lejeune was able to take a centering feed from senior Mary Verneris (Hamden, Conn.) and beat Babson keeper Kalya Salmon (Arlington, Va.) to score the only tally of the first half.
The Gulls would almost add to the lead in the 50th minute when Catherine Elkas (Holden, Mass.) struck the crossbar with her shot. The Beavers were able to regroup quickly on defense and clear the rebound to maintain the 1-0 deficit.
Babson would even the contest in the 72nd minute when Julia Lindsay (Newton, Mass.) scored her first of the season by placing a volley off the back post for the equalizer. The goal was Lindsay's first of the season and would send the contest to overtime.
Neither team would be able to find the back of the net in the extra time and the match would close in a 1-1 draw.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Lejeune has now scored in two straight contests. Her first collegiate goal came this past Saturday as she recorded the final goal in Endicott's 5-0 win over Salve Regina.
- Endicott keeper Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) made six saves on seven shots in the tie, as she has now made 41 saves on the season.
- The Gulls held the edge in shots (17-12), shots on goal (12-7), and corners (6-3) on the night.
- Endicott is now 5-4-2 all-time against Endicott. The last three matches between the two programs have gone to two overtimes with Endicott pulling out a late 3-2 win in 2017.
Endicott will travel to Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) foe Nichols on Friday for a 7:00 PM start before returning home to host Castleton on Saturday at 2:00 PM. Babson will host NEWMAC foe Wheaton on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)