BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott field hockey team defeated No. 2 nationally ranked Babson College, 2-0, on Tuesday night at North Field on a pair of goals by Sophia Cogliano. The Gulls handed the No. 2 nationally-ranked Beavers their first loss of the season.
At 24:12, Emylee Wood crossed the ball from the right-hand post to the left, where Cogliano was waiting to tap the ball into the net and give the Gulls a 1-0 lead. Cogliano paced the offense with three shots.
Cogliano and Wood also teamed up for the second goal of the game later in the contest at 42:01 when E. Wood crossed the ball from right-hand post to the center of the cage and Cogliano once again found the back of the net.
The Beavers upped their offensive pressure during the remainder of the game, but the Gulls were able to stop their advances with some stout defense along the way on to earn the shutout victory. Taylor Farrin made six saves in net for Endicott and recorded her second shutout of the season.
Previously, Endicott's last win against the Beavers was a 4-3 victory on September 21, 2008.
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In program history, the Gulls have faced a No. 2 nationally ranked team three times and are now 1-2 in those contests. This marks the most significant win in program history over a nationally ranked opponent.
Endicott (7-2, 3-0 CCC) hosts Roger Williams for a 7 p.m. conference matchup on Thursday, September 28