Babson Park, Mass. - October 9, 2018 - Junior forward Mackenzie Luiz (Newington, Conn.) found the back of the net for the second time in as many games but the Springfield College women's soccer team fell to Babson College, 2-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday evening at MacDowell Field. Facing a 1-0 deficit with less than 10 minutes remaining, the Beavers scored two goals to prevail over the Pride.
Springfield College is now 9-2-1 through its first 12 games of the season, and suffers its first conference loss of the season, settling at 5-1 against league opponents. The Beavers improve to 5-6-2 on the year and 2-3 in the NEWMAC.
In net, Springfield College's Jackie Davis (Ringoes, N.J.) made six saves int he setback, while her counterpart, Kayla Salmon (Arlington, Va.) posted a pair of stops in the win.
Luiz got the Pride on the board in the 29th minute when she buried a pass from Sara Swetland (Manchester, N.H.) just under the cross bar, which resulted in a 1-0 lead for the Pride with 16:19 to play in the half. Swetland's helper was the seventh of the season for the sophomore, as she is now tied atop the NEWMAC.
Coming down to the wire, Babson evened the score in the 81st minute when Maggie McCabe (Weston, Mass.) sent in a corner kick, before Katelyn Korzec (Whitman, Mass.) drilled a shot past Davis to make it 1-1 with 9:33 to play.
As time expired, Korzec found the back of the net again, this time with 1:48 to play as she finished a feed from Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) to lift the Beavers to victory.
Springfield College will return to play on Saturday, October 12 as it will travel to Newport, R.I. for a 1 p.m. match with Salve Regina.