WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—First-year Andrew Holland (Winchester, Mass.) scored twice in the first period and junior Brad Arvanitis (Holliston, Mass.) made a career-high 41 saves to record his first collegiate win and shutout as visiting Babson College blanked 14th-ranked Williams College, 5-0, in non-conference men's ice hockey action on Saturday afternoon inside Chapman Rink.
With its third straight win, Babson improves to 5-3-0 overall, while Williams suffered its first loss of the year to drop to 4-1-0.
Sophomore Matt Wiesner (Newport Beach, Calif.) recorded a goal and an assist, while both junior Nick Rosa (Birmingham, Mich.) and sophomore Trevor Marcinik (Dublin, Ohio) each scored once for the Beavers. Sophomore Ryan Campbell (Scituate, Mass.) collected two assists and senior Ryan McDougall (Milton, Mass.), junior Patrick Flynn (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomores Ryan Black (Pomfret, Conn.) and Mike Egan (Billerica, Mass.) all finished with one assist in the win.
Sophomore goaltender Cosimo Lazzarino (Kleinberg, Ontario) stopped 24 shots in the loss for the Ephs.
Holland put the Green and White in front when he stripped a Williams defenseman of the puck along the right boards and beat Lazzarino with a wrist shot inside the left post at the 9:15 mark of the first. Wiesner doubled the advantage just 52 seconds later when he tucked home the rebound of McDougall's shot from the point on the power play for his first goal of the season.
The Beavers extended their lead to 3-0 on Holland's second goal of the afternoon at 16:10 of the first. Weisner gained possession of the puck following Campbell's shot from the point and fed Holland across the crease for the finish.
Rosa, who returned after missing the last three games, gave Babson a 4-0 lead with a one-timer from the slot off a feed from Black on the power play at 4:06 of the second period. Marcinick put the finishing touches on the scoring when he jammed home the rebound of a shot by Campbell for his third goal in as many games less than four minutes into the third.
Arvanitis was superb in between the pipes for the Beavers, making 20 of his 41 saves over the final 20 minutes. He stopped four shots after the Green and White was whistled for a holding penalty at the 6:32 mark, and made two more saves to kill off another Ephs' power play with just over five minutes remaining.
Williams outshot the Beavers 41-29 for the game, but finished 0-for-5 on the power play.
Both teams return to action on Sunday as Babson travels to Amherst at 5 p.m., while Williams visits SUNY Geneseo at 3 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 20-24-3 all-time against Williams.
• Saturday's victory was Babson's first in Williamstown since 2007.
• Rosa has a point in all five games he has played this season, while Flynn extended his points streak to three games with a third-period assist.
• The Beavers are 4-2-0 on their seven-game road trip, which wraps up on Sunday, and are 4-1-0 when scoring the first goal this season.