Women's Lacrosse Clips Ursinus, 9-6

Women's Lacrosse Clips Ursinus, 9-6

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.—Senior Emily Bresnahan (Wenham, Mass.) led all players with four goals and junior Julia Harrigan (Portsmouth, R.I.) contributed three ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers to help visiting Babson College defeat Ursinus College, 9-6, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Patterson Field.

With the win, Babson is now 2-2 on the year, while Ursinus slips to 3-3 overall.

Junior Charlotte O'Halloran (Middletown, R.I.) had a goal and an assist to go along with three ground balls and two draw controls, while sophomore Taylor Thorbahn (Duxbury, Mass.) finished with two assists for the Beavers. Senior Delaney Carroll (Acton, Mass.) caused three turnovers and first-year goaltender Olivia Phelan (Wilton, Mass.) turned away seven shots to earn her first career win.

First-year Haley O'Malley (King of Prussia, Pa.) had two goals and one assist to lead the Bears. Sophomore Bridget Sherry (Swarthmore, Pa.) contributed a goal and an assist to go along with two ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers, while classmate Kaitlyn France (Aston, Pa.) stopped five shots in a losing effort.

Phelan made four first-half saves and Bresnahan scored a pair of goals to stake the Green and White to a 3-1 lead after 30 minutes. The teams traded goals over the first three minutes of the second half before the Beavers took control with three straight tallies.

First-year Valerie Quinlan (Norwood, Mass.) converted a feed from O'Halloran at the 25:33 mark, sophomore Mairead Williams (Hingham, Mass.) scored less than 90 seconds later and junior Lyndsay Giroux (Westwood, Mass.) buried a free-position shot to give Babson a 7-2 lead with 19:34 to play. Ursinus answered with three straight goals of its own, including two by O'Malley, to cut its deficit to 7-5 with 8:23 remaining.

The Bears would get no closer though, as Harrigan notched a free-position marker just 33 seconds later and Bresnahan tacked on an insurance goal with 2:17 left for the Beavers.

Babson held a slim 18-17 edge in shots and finished with an 18-13 ground ball advantage.

Ursinus converted 12-of-14 clears, but committed 21 turnovers.

The Beavers return to action on Thursday when they host Union at 5 p.m., while Ursinus hosts TCNJ on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

•    Babson is now 1-0 all-time against Ursinus and 3-5 all-time against Centennial Conference opponents.
•    The Beavers have won 14 of their last 15 games when allowing eight goals or less going back to the 2014-15 campaign.
•    Babson has caused 12 or more turnovers in three of its four games this season.