MIT Falls to Babson, 2-1, in NEWMAC Men's Soccer Championship

Nov. 7, 2004

Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - For the fourth year in a row MIT was stopped in its quest to capture the NEWMAC Men's Soccer Championship Title, falling to Babson College, 2-1, on Sunday. With the win, Babson receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

The Beavers (15-4-1) got on the scoreboard first, marking the first time an opponent has scored on MIT goalie Morgan Mills in 500 minutes. Babson's Matt Hart sent a through ball to Steve Pagnotta, resulting in a breakaway goal in the 27th minute.

Coming out of halftime, the Engineers' (12-3-1) attack instantly applied pressure on the Beavers defense. Tech found success in the 57th minute when James Zorich's shot off a pass from Christopher Desrochers barely crossed the goal line, tying the game at 1-1. The Beavers posted what proved to be the game-winning goal on an unassisted tally by Derek Losi with 11:57 left in regulation. MIT had several chances to register the equalizer in the final minutes, but Babson's defense was impenetrable.

In the goal, Morgan Mills tallied seven saves for MIT. Chris Necklas totaled six saves for Babson.