BOSTON, Mass. - Senior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) finished with seven goals and junior Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made two first-half saves to help Babson College defeat Emerson College, 17-5, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening at Rotch Field.
With its second straight win, Babson moves to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in league play, while Emerson falls 2-11 overall and 0-3 in the NEWMAC.
Junior Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) had three goals to go along with two assists, senior Niall Dillon scored three times, and the duo of junior Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) and sophomore Mason O'Hanlon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) registered two goals apiece for the Beavers. Sophomores Jack Tague (Fairfield, Conn.) and Reed Goldstein (Minneapolis, Minn.) each picked up four ground balls and combined for five caused turnovers, while first-year Jack Gregory (Mendham, N.J.) won 9-of-18 face-offs in the victory.
First-year Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) recorded a team-high three goals and chipped in with an assist, while junior Austin Franklin (New Bedford, Mass.) and sophomore Tim Doyle (San Diego, Calif both tallied a goal and an assist for the Lions. Junior Austin DiPietro (Clermont, Fla.) picked up a game-high seven ground balls, and first-year Malcolm McGrath (Ridgefield, Conn.) stop 14 shots in the loss.
Doyle put the Lions on the board first when he scored just over two minutes into the contest, but the Beavers answered back as Mishkind, Allen, and Jung all found the back of the net to give Babson a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The run continued into the second as O'Hanlon and Jung netted back-to-back markers to extend the margin to four at the 10:56 mark. Celotto scored his first goal of contest with 9:37 on the clock, but Dillon responded with two tallies and O'Hanlon scored his second of the day to give the Green and White an 8-2 lead heading into the half.
The teams traded two-goal spurts as the Lions stayed within striking distance on Celotto's man-up tally late in the third quarter before the Beavers rattled off seven conseucitve goals to pull away. Allen had a hand in four straight markers, scoring twice and recording a pair of assists, and Mishkind scored three times in the span of 72 seconds as Babson extended its bulge to 17-4 with less than three minutes to play.
The Beavers held a 52-26 advantage in shots and a 33-25 edge in ground balls. The Lions won 15-of-25 face-offs in the loss.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Wheaton at 7 p.m., while Emerson takes on MIT on next Saturday at 7 p.m.
• Babson is now 6-0 against Emerson since the start of the series in 2014.
• The Beavers were a perfect,= 20-of-20 on clearing opportunities against the Lions.
• The Green and White has given up eight or fewer goals in five of its last six outings.
• The Beavers have won 11 of their last 14 games in the month of April going back to 2017.