Field Hockey

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No. 19 Field Hockey Breezes Past UMass Dartmouth, 4-0

No. 19 Field Hockey Breezes Past UMass Dartmouth, 4-0

DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Four different players scored and sophomore Millie Brady (Far Hills, N.J.) contributed a career-high three assists to lift 19th-ranked Babson College to a 4-0 win over UMass Dartmouth in non-conference field hockey action on Thursday night at Cressy Field.

With its second consecutive victory, Babson improves to 7-3 on the year. UMass Dartmouth dips to 3-6 overall with the loss.

Seniors Kate Driscoll (Milton, Mass.) and Carla DiBiase (Winchester, Mass.), sophomore Quinn Greer (Providence, R.I.) and first-year Brianne McGrath (Newmarket, Ontario) each scored for the Beavers. Sophomore Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) made one save over the first three quarters before giving way to junior Madison Adler (Stratham, N.H.), who stopped one shot over the final 15 minutes to complete the shutout.

Junior Katelyn Banalewicz (Fall River, Mass.) finished with 14 saves for the Corsairs, who were outshot 29-2 on the night.

Greer notched her first goal of the season 7:01 into the contest by redirecting Brady's shot following a penalty corner to give the Green and White a 1-0 advantage. Riley denied UMass Dartmouth sophomore Kylie Dias (Fall River, Mass.) with a kick save at the 11:46 mark and Driscoll then doubled the Babson advantage in the 14th minute, converting another feed from Brady off a corner for her second marker of the year.

The Beavers totaled 11 second-quarter shots but were unable to break through with another tally until the 29th minute when DiBiase put away a third chance in front of the cage for her first goal of the year and a 3-0 halftime lead. Banalewicz kept the margin at three with eight second-half saves before McGrath broke through with a hard blast from the right side of the circle for Babson's final goal of the night with 1:09 to play in the game.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as the Beavers travel to Mount Holyoke at 2 p.m., while UMass Dartmouth hosts Plymouth State at 3 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• Babson is now 10-11-1 all-time against UMass Dartmouth and has won the last six meetings between the teams.
• The Beavers are 22-3 in the month of October going back to 2016.
• Babson recorded season high totals in both shots (29) and penalty corners (17) in Thursday's victory.
• The Beavers are now 5-0 on the year when leading at halftime.

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