SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - September 15, 2007 – The Springfield College men’s soccer team dropped its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener, 2-0, to Babson College on Saturday afternoon at Brock-Affleck Field at the Irv Schmid Sports Complex. The Pride fall to 2-4, 0-1 in conference play while the Beavers improve to 5-1, 1-0.
In its first home contest of the 2007 campaign, the Pride and Beavers battled to a scoreless first half in which each team had their scoring chances. Springfield’s Scott Swanekamp (Allentown, N.J.) nearly put the Pride on the board but his header was denied by the cross bar.
Babson tallied its first goal of the match at the 66:08 mark when Tom Kowalski’s long throw-in from the right sideline found Tim Winn on the back post. Winn headed the floating ball into the top corner of the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
Winn struck again with just under 10 minutes to play in regulation when he followed up a Kevin Owens free-kick that was initially saved by Springfield goalie B.J. Sturdivant (Bear, Del.). After Sturdivant deflected the low shot, Winn collected the loose ball and hammered in the Beavers second goal of the match.
Sturdivant finished with five saves in net for Springfield. The Pride outshot Babson, 15-14, in the game.
The Pride return to action when it hosts MCLA on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.