HARTFORD, Conn.— Junior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) led all scorers with five goals as visiting Babson College fell to Trinity, 13-12, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday night at Jessee/Miller Field.
Babson, which suffered its second consecutive defeat, drops to 3-5 on the year, while Trinity moves to 3-4 overall.
Junior Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) scored three goals and added one assist, classmate Brendan Duffy (Duxbury, Mass.) recorded two goals and an assist, while senior Axel Brown (Little Compton, R.I) and sophomore Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) both chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Beavers. Sophomore Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) logged nine saves in the loss.
Junior Ben Knaus (Ross, Calif.) registered four goals and an assist, classmate Max DeLaMater (Irvington, N.Y.) netted two goals and an assist, and sophomore Andrew Collins (Brookfield, Conn.) chipped in with two goals. Junior Teddy Myers (Washington, D.C.) scored and goal and recorded a game-high three assists, while first-year Drew Kozub (Hopkinton, Mass.) and sophomore Morty Feary (Duxbury, Mass.) both posted a goal and an assist. Junior Scott Morgan (Grand Rapids, Mich.) won 19-of-25 faceoffs while picking up 13 groundballs, while senior goalkeeper Woody Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) logged 13 saves to earn his third win of the season.
The Green and White got goals from Dillon and Duffy to take a 2-0 lead a little less than five minutes into the first quarter. Trinity went on a three-goal run to take its first lead with 6:30 left in the opening frame. Dillon recorded his scored goal of the game with 4:30 left in the period, but the Bantams answered back with two goals.
Babson and Trinity traded man-up goals to start the second period before Mishkind went on a three-goal run to give the Beavers a 7-6 lead with just under four minutes remaining in the half. The Bantams answered with back-to-backs, but Mishkind scored the final goal of the period to tie the game at 8-8.
Brown scored the first goal of the third period to give the regain the lead for the Beavers, but Trinity logged three unanswered goals to end the frame with an 11-9 lead.
The Beavers and Bantams traded a goal early in the fourth period, before the Green and White recorded two goals to tie the game at 12-12 with 2:53 left in regulation. With just under a minute to go, Trinity scored the game winning goal when Knaus scored his four goal of the game.
The Beavers finished with a 39-31 edge in shots, but trailed 32-22 in groundballs.
Babson returns to action on Friday when it heads to Mass. Maritime for a 7 p.m. game, while Trinity hits the road on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game at Bowdoin.
• The Beavers are now 2-6 all-time against Trinity.
• Babson is 3-3 since the start of the 2017 season in games decided by two goals or less.
• With his third quarter goal, Brown became the player this season to surpass the 100-point mark for his career. He has 70 goals and 30 assists in 58 games.