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No. 7 Field Hockey Upends Connecticut College, 3-1

No. 7 Field Hockey Upends Connecticut College, 3-1

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Junior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) lead the team with a goal and an assist as seventh-ranked Babson College defeated Connecticut college, 3-1, in non-conference field hockey action on Wednesday night.

With the win Babson improves to 3-0 on the year, while Connecticut College opens the season at 0-1.

Senior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) and first-year Lauren Curley (Stow, Mass.) each recorded a goal, while senior Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) and sophomore Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) chipped in with an assist apiece. First-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) recorded two saves, including a diving save in the first half, to earn her third win of the year for the Beavers.

Sophomore Abby King (Canton, Mass.) scored the lone goal for the Camels and Jamie Navoni (Northborough Mass.) notched an assist, while sophomore Andi McGraw (Sheffield, Mass.) and first-year Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) split time recording four saves in the loss.

The Green and White struck first scoring two goals in the opening half. After 22 scoreless-minutes, Roche tipped in a ball from Drakeley to get the Beavers on the board. Five minutes later, Tango found the back of the net after launching in a pass from Paro, giving Babson a 2-0 lead entering the half.

With less than 10 minutes left in regulation, Curley redirected a shot from Roche to post her first career goal and give the Beavers a 3-0 lead.

King recorded a goal for Connecticut College with 6:43 left on the clock, but the Camels were not able to get any closer.

Babson lead in both shots, 9-6, and penalty corners, 15-9.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as the Beavers host Wesleyan at 12 p.m., while Connecticut College is set to travel to Middlebury for a noon match.

• The Beavers have won four straight against Connecticut College to lead the all-time series at 7-5.
• The Green and White has won 23 of their last 26 road games.
• With two points on Wednesday, Tango is now fourth on the program's all-time points list with 127.
• Roche has recorded 25 goals and seven assists over the last 25 games.