Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 5 St. Lawrence, 11-8

Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 5 St. Lawrence, 11-8

TAMPA, Fla.—Sophomores Brendan Duffy (Duxbury, Mass.) and Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) both scored twice and junior Jordan Shapiro (Pleasantville, N.Y.) made a season-high 15 saves as Babson College nearly rallied from a six-goal halftime deficit before falling to sixth-ranked St. Lawrence University, 11-8, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon.

Babson, which has dropped three games by a total of six goals, is now 2-3 on the year, while St. Lawrence improves to 4-0 overall.

Juniors Axel Brown (Little Compton, R.I.) and Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) and sophomore Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) all finished with a goal and an assist for the Beavers. First-year Kevin Kelpmpner (Stuart, Fla.) led all players with five ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Conor Healy had four goals and three assists, while Jamie DeNicola scored three times for the Saints. Ryan Brigham won 13-of-19 face-offs, Sam Sweeney scooped up five ground balls and Steel White and Caleb Kane tied for game-high honors with three caused turnovers.

After falling behind 1-0, St. Lawrence ripped off a seven-goal run, which included four tallies by Healy to build a 7-1 lead at the half. The Green and White responded with three straight goals out of the break to get within three, and then used another three-goal spurt to cut its deficit to just 9-7 on Fabel's marker with 8:16 to go in the fourth quarter.

Jon Fairbanks stopped the run with his first goal of the afternoon just 1:13 later as the Saints held off Babson down the stretch.

Shapiro made 14 of his 15 saves over the final three quarters, while Alex Terry turned away 13 shots for St. Lawrence.

The Beavers finished with a 43-36 edge in shots and converted 16-of-18 clear opportunities, while the Saints owned a 43-23 edge in ground balls.

Babson returns to action against Colorado College on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Lake Highland Prep School in Orlando, Fla., while St. Lawrence takes on Colorado College on Tuesday in Tampa at 8:30 p.m.

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