Wellesley Soccer Faces Setback Against Babson in Athlete Ally Game, 2-1
WELLESLEY, Mass. - A second half goal by senior Morgan Krauss (Belmont, Mass.) gave Babson a 2-1 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Wellesley College soccer on Wednesday afternoon.
The game was part of a series of Wellesley games supporting Athlete Ally, an organization that commits to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports by empowering athletes and organizations to use their leadership in championing LGBTQI+ equality.
Krauss and first year Izzy DeMatos (Holmdel, N.J.) scored the goals for the Beavers (10-3-1 Overall, 4-2-1 NEWMAC). Junior Thea Feldgoise (Brookline, Mass.) had the lone goal for the Blue (5-7-1 Overall, 0-6-1 NEWMAC) while first year goalie Sascha Fleesler (New York, N.Y.) collected six saves.
DeMatos scored her first career goal for Babson at the 38:12 mark. DeMatos scrambled after a ball that deflected off Fleesler's gloves, tucking the loose ball into the right corner of the goal.
Early in the second half at the 50:38 mark Feldgoise tied the game up at 1-1. On an offensive breakaway, Feldgoise dribbled around Babson's diving goalie, and drilled a shot into the open goal for her third goal of the season.
Exactly five minutes later the Beavers regained the lead when Krauss rushed a ball that deflected off the outstretched hands of Fleesler and rocketed a shot into the open goal. The Beavers never gave up their 2-1 lead.
Wellesley will look to rebound with a home game on Friends and Family Weekend against Emerson on Saturday at 1:00 PM. The Beavers also hosts a home game Saturday at 1:00 PM, against the Pioneers of Smith.