Eight Players Score as Beavers Set Single-Game Scoring Record
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Catherine Gilman (Cohasset, Mass.), junior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) and first-year Lauren Curley (Stow, Mass.) all scored two goals apiece as fourth-ranked Babson College defeated visiting UMass Dartmouth, 11-0, in non-conference field hockey action on Monday night at MacDowell Field.
Babson, which set a new single-game record for goals, improves to 6-1 with its second consecutive win, while UMass Dartmouth slips to 0-5 on the year.
Senior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) finished with a goal and two assists, while classmate Brielle Schafroth-Bach (Rye, N.H.), junior Carla DiBiase (Winchester, Mass.), and sophomores Cate McShane (Louisville, Ky.) and Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) all scored once for the Beavers. First-year Isabella Boonstra (Suffield, Conn.) registered her first career assist and classmate Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) did not face a shot to record her third shutout.
Sophomore goalkeeper Katelyn Banalewicz (Fall River, Mass.) started and made 11 first-half saves, while senior Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.) turned away 11 shots over the final 30 minutes for the Corsairs.
DiBiase opened the scoring just 2:30 into the match by converting a feed from Tango, and the Green and White broke the game open with five more goals in the span of 14 minutes in the middle of the stanza. Gilman scored in transition at the 16:16 mark to make it 2-0, and then setup Schafroth-Bach's tally to push the advantage to three at 23:09.
Gilman lifted a centering pass from Tango to set up Roche's ninth goal of the year in the 27th minute pushing the lead to 4-0. Tango converted a penalty stroke just over two minutes later and Curley scored off a centering pass from Boonstra 32 seconds later to extend the Beavers' edge to 6-0 at the half.
Curley broke into the circle along the left wing and ripped a shot past Burke for her second marker 6:14 into the second period. Roche tipped home a long pass from Tango in the 48th minute, McShane notched her first career goal following a penalty corner in the 55th minute, and Gilman added the last of her two tallies just over two minutes later to make it 10-0.
Paro capped the scoring by lifting a shot over Burke off a penalty corner with 4:49 remaining for her first goal of the season.
Babson returns to action on Friday at 6 p.m. when it hosts Springfield, while UMass Dartmouth visits Framingham State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
• Monday's match was the first against UMass Dartmouth since 2005 for the Beavers, who are now 9-11-1 all-time against the Corsairs.
• Gilman, who also recorded two assists, finished with a career-high six points on the night and is now tied for 13th on the program's all-time list with 27 goals.
• Babson is now 34-3 in the month of September going back to 2015.