November 8, 2017

Husson Field Hockey Advances to NCAA Second Round With 1-0 Victory Over No. 5 Babson

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Husson senior midfielder Mikayla Toth scored in the 44th minute to lead the Eagles (13-5) to a 1-0 upset victory over No. 5 Babson (17-5) in a first round matchup of the 2017 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament at MacDowell Field on Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, the Eagles pick up the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win and breaks the single-season wins mark with their 13th victory on the season.

With the loss, the 2017 season comes to a close for Babson.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

After a scoreless first half, Toth blasted a shot from the left side of the circle past Babson keeper Deirdre Barry for what proved to be the game-winning goal with 25:58 remaining in the second half.

THE KEEPERS:

Husson senior keeper Anne Marie Provencal made 11 saves to notch her first shutout of the year and fourth of her collegiate career to pick up her 13th win on the season. Babson's Barry (17-5) had one save in the losing effort.

TEAM STATS:

Babson held the lead in shots (16-6) and shots on goal (11-2), while the Eagles had the advantage on penalty corners (7-5).

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

With the win, Husson picks up their first-ever win over Babson College and avenges a 2010 setback at the hands of the Beavers in the program's first-ever NCAA tournament game by a score of 4-3. The Eagles improve to 1-5 all-time in the National Tournament and this marks the first-time in program history Husson has defeated a ranked opponent.

NEXT:

Husson will now travel to Middlebury, Vt. on Saturday for their second round matchup with No. 14 Rochester (N.Y.) (17-3). Game time is set for a 2:00 p.m.

--Courtesy of Husson Sports Information