Men's Lacrosse Falls to Union in OT, 13-12

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Union in OT, 13-12

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—Senior Jack Scheufele (Weston, Conn.) scored his only goal of the game 2:00 into overtime to lift Union College to a 13-12 win over visiting Babson College in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field.

Babson, which suffered its second consecutive defeat, drops to 1-2 on the year, while Union moves to 2-0 overall with its second one-goal win in as many outings.

Sophomore Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) scored four goals and added one assist for five points to lead the Beavers. Classmate Brendan Duffy (Duxbury, Mass.) and junior Jack O'Donoghue (Scituate, Mass.) each scored twice, while senior Connor Flaherty (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) dished out two assists. O'Donoghue also scooped up six ground balls and led all players with four caused turnovers.

Senior Daniel Kycia (West Hartford, Conn.) scored three times and classmate Peter Richardson (New Canaan, Conn.) had two goals and three assists for the Dutchmen. Sophomore Alex Newhouse (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 14-of-18 face-offs, first-year Josh Willis (Westport, Conn.) led all players with seven ground balls and sophomore Peter McKinlay (Summit, N.J.) caused a team-high three turnovers in the victory.

The Green and White got goals from Dillon and O'Donoghue to take a 2-0 lead a little more than eight minutes into the first quarter. Union ripped off a three-goal run to take its first lead with 1:19 left in the opening frame, and then scored four times in the span of 3:10 to build a 7-3 advantage less than five minutes into the second period.

Duffy and Dillon cut the deficit in half midway through the stanza and Babson used a three-goal run to pull even at 8-8 on sophomore Samuel Mishkind's (Chappaqua, N.Y.) tally with 3:43 left in the third. The Dutchmen followed with three straight goals to regain an 11-8 edge with 13:50 to go in the fourth quarter, only to see the Beavers respond with four of the final five markers at the end of regulation.

O'Donoghue and junior Axel Brown (Little Compton, R.I.) scored to trim the deficit to 11-10 with 8:00 remaining, and Dillon followed a goal by Kycia with back-to-back tallies to tie the game at 12-12 with 3:56 to go in the contest. Union junior goaltender Sam Bebout (Summit, N.J.) made saves on Dillon and first-year Harrison Page (North Andover, Mass.) late in the fourth, and then denied Duffy 1:19 into overtime to keep the game deadlocked.

The Dutchmen were successful on a clear attempt following Bebout's final save, and sophomore John Edmonds (Fairfield, Conn.) set up Scheufele's game-winning tally midway through the extra session.

First-year Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) finished with 16 saves for the Green and White, while Bebout stopped 17 shots, including 12 in the second half and OT for Union.

The Beavers finished with a 43-41 edge in shots and took advantage of 29 Union turnovers.

The Dutchmen won 21-of-29 face-offs and finished with a 56-33 advantage in ground balls.

Babson returns to action on Friday when it hosts UMass Dartmouth at 4 p.m., while Union travels to Williams on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

GAME NOTES
•    The Beavers are now 0-9 all-time against Union.
•    Babson has dropped three straight overtime games going back to the start of the 2015 season, and its last OT victory came at Clark on April 16, 2014.
•    Prior to Sunday's loss, the Beavers had won nine straight games when scoring 10 or more goals.
•    Babson's 27 caused turnovers on Sunday are its most since finishing with 27 in a 13-6 win over Kean on March 22, 2012.

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