BUZZARDS BAY, Mass.- Junior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored four goals as visiting Babson college defeated the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 10-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse action on Friday night at Clean Harbors Stadium.
With the win, Babson improves to 4-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while Massachusetts Maritime falls to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
Sophomore Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) chipped in with two goals, while first-year Mason O'Hanlon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) added one goal and team-high two assists for the Beavers. First-year Max Mandia (New Hartford, N.Y.) won 30 percent of his face-offs, while sophomore goalkeeper Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) tuned away three shots to earn his third win of the season.
Cody Livermore (Ludlow, Mass.) led the Buccaneers with two goals, while Edward Powers (Marshfield,Mass.) and Benjamin Avakian (Bourne, Mass.) both added one goal in the loss. Michael Sharry picked up a game-high six groundballs and won 11-of-15 face-offs, while Michael Dolan (McLean, Va.) recorded 11 saves on the night.
Senior Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) and Allen recorded back-to-back goals for the Green and White early in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The Buccaneers responded with a pair of man-up goals by Avakian and Livermore to tie the game at 2-2 with just under ten minutes left in the frame. O'Hanlon and Mishkind ended the frame with a goal each to give Babson a 4-2 lead.
The second period saw only two goals, as the Beavers and Buccaneers traded one point each. Dolan recorded three saves in the second period, while first-year Mac Mowat (Bellevue, Wash.) only had to turn away one shot to keep the Green and White ahead, 5-3, at the half.
With just under five minutes remaining in the third period, Brown sparked what would be a four-goal run for the Beavers that ended when Livermore netted his second goal of the game for the Buccaneers. Leading, 9-4, with just over five minutes in regulation, the Beavers notched an insurance goal when Mishkind found the back of the net for the fourth time tonight.
The Beaver held a 39-24 advantage in shots, but trailed, 24-22, in groundballs.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, April 7, as Babson hosts Springfield at 3 p.m., while the Massachusetts Maritime Academy hits the wrong a 1:15 p.m. game at MIT.
• The Beavers are now 25-1 all-time against Mass Maritime.
• Babson improves to 28-6 in conference play since the 2013 campaign.
• For the second year in a row, Mishkind has scored four goals against the Buccaneers.