BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Sophomore forward Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) headed in the game-winning goal with just ten seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Babson College women's soccer team to a dramatic 1-0 victory over host Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 4-1 on the season as all four of their victories have been 1-0 shutouts. The Bears even their 2010 record at 1-1 with the loss.
With time winding down in the final minute of play, Babson took advantage of a BSU foul. Off a restart, sophomore defender Nichole Vargas (Warren, R.I.) lobbed a cross over the Bridgewater defense and Festa was able to head the ball into the back of the net just past the outstretched hand of Bears' goaltender Kayla Grover (Haverhill, Mass.).
Junior goaltender Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) turned aside three shots to record her third shutout of the season for the Beavers who held a 15-11 shot advantage for the game. Grover registered eight saves between the pipes for the Bears.
Bridgewater State will host Brandeis University on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM, while Babson entertains Framingham State also on Tuesday at four.