Tue Oct 17
Final
1 Wheaton
8 at Babson
Tue Oct 17
Final
2 Clark
4 at Springfield
Tue Oct 17
Final
0 Wellesley
1 at MIT
Tue Oct 17
Final
2 Smith
1 at WPI
Tue Oct 17
Final
3 Western New Eng.
4 at Mount Holyoke
Thu Oct 19
Final
0 Gordon
4 at Babson
Thu Oct 19
Final
0 Anna Maria
6 at WPI
Thu Oct 19
Final
4 Tufts
0 at Wellesley
Thu Oct 19
Final
3 Amherst
0 at Smith
Thu Oct 19
Final
7 Springfield
1 at Johnson & Wales (RI)
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
Trinity (Conn.)
at Wellesley
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
Springfield
at Wheaton
Sean Peters memorial Game for Juvenile Diabetes
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
WPI
at Babson
Sat Oct 21
12:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at Smith
Sat Oct 21
1:00 PM
Clark
at MIT
Tue Oct 24
4:00 PM
WPI
at Fitchburg St.
Tue Oct 24
4:00 PM
Salem St.
at Springfield
Wed Oct 25
5:00 PM
U. of New England
at Babson
Wed Oct 25
6:30 PM
Smith
at Keene St.
Wed Oct 25
7:00 PM
Wheaton
at Bridgewater St.
Wed Oct 25
7:00 PM
Clark
at Johnson & Wales (RI)
Wed Oct 25
7:00 PM
Westfield St.
at Mount Holyoke
Thu Oct 26
4:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
at Wellesley
Sat Oct 28
9:30 AM
Babson
at Montclair St.
Sat Oct 28
12:00 PM
MIT
at Springfield
Sat Oct 28
12:00 PM
Wellesley
at Wheaton
Sat Oct 28
1:00 PM
Smith
at Clark
Sat Oct 28
1:00 PM
Mount Holyoke
at WPI
Tue Oct 31
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Tue Oct 31
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Tue Oct 31
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Tue Oct 31
TBA
TBA
at Clark
NEWMAC Quarterfinals
Sat Nov 04
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Sat Nov 04
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Nov 04
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Sat Nov 04
TBA
TBA
at Clark
NEWMAC Semifinals
Sat Nov 04
11:00 AM
TBA
at Babson
Sun Nov 05
TBA
TBA
at Springfield
Sun Nov 05
TBA
WPI
at NEWMAC Tournament Championship
Sun Nov 05
TBA
MIT
at TBA
Sun Nov 05
TBA
TBA
at Clark
NEWMAC Finals
Sun Nov 05
1:00 PM
TBA
at Babson
Wed Nov 08
TBA
MIT
at TBA
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No. 7 Babson Field Hockey Edges No. 8 Franklin & Marshall, 1-0, to Reach Final Four

No. 7 Babson Field Hockey Edges No. 8 Franklin & Marshall, 1-0, to Reach Final Four

This release is courtesy of Babson Sports Information.

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) broke a scoreless deadlock with 6:46 remaining in regulation to lift seventh-ranked Babson College to a 1-0 win over eighth-ranked Franklin & Marshall College in an NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal on Sundayafternoon at MacDowell Field.  

With its ninth straight victory, Babson (21-2) advances to the NCAA Division III Final Four next weekend at William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. The Beavers also become the first women's program in school history to reach the national semifinals in any sport. Franklin & Marshall, which was making its first national quarterfinal appearance since 1992, sees its season come to a close at 16-5. 

In a tight, defensive battle, the Green and White made the most of its fourth and final penalty corner of the second half. Sophomore Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) took an insert pass from junior Elise Towers (Cicero, N.Y.) and played the ball to her right for Tango, who took a touch before drilling a shot inside the left post for her 18th marker of the season. 

The Babson defense, which gave up just one second-half shot, did not allow the Diplomats to get into the circle over the final six minutes of regulation. The Beavers have now shut out five straight opponents and recorded their 15th clean sheet of the year on Sunday, which leads all Division III teams.  

Franklin & Marshall had the better scoring opportunities in the first half, but twice Babson came up big to keep the game scoreless. First-year goalkeeper Deirdre Barry (Longmeadow, Mass.) made a kick save on first-year Erin Coverdale (Lewes, Del.) in the 25th minute and senior Nicole Smith (Barrington, R.I.) cleared a shot by junior Sydney Cole (Greenwich, Conn.) off the goal line with 6:45 left in the opening period. 

Diplomats' sophomore goalkeeper Ilianna Santangelo (Sudbury, Mass.) made her best save of the afternoon in the 58th minute, diving to her right to push away a shot from the center of the arc by sophomore Catherine Gilman (Cohasset, Mass.). 

Barry finished with one save for the Green and White, while Santangelo stopped two shots for the Diplomats. 

The Beavers held a 10-6 edge in shots, which included an 8-1 bulge in the second half, and a 6-5 advantage in penalty corners. 

Babson will face top-ranked Messiah in the national semifinals at a time to be determined next Saturday in Geneva, N.Y.

 

GAME NOTES

  • ·       The Beavers are now 2-0 all-time against Centennial Conference foes with their other win coming against Johns Hopkins on September 10, 2011.
  • ·       Babson is 11-2 at MacDowell Field this season and has won 19 of 22 contests at home over the last two years.
  • ·       Barry set a new single-season record for victories by a goalkeeper with her 20th of the year on Sunday, passing Elissa Slovin, who won 19 games in 2005.
  • ·       Tango's 49 points this fall are tied for the sixth most in a single season.
  • ·       The Beavers are now 4-2 this season in games decided by a single goal.