BOSTON, Mass.- Junior Taylor Thorbahn (Hingham, Mass.) logged five goals and two assists as visiting Babson College defeated Emerson College, 19-6, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Rotch Field.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 8-7 overall and 5-1 in the NEWMAC, while the Lions fall to 0-12 overall and 0-5 in conference play with their 15th straight loss.
Junior Lexi Lenaghan (Hingham, Mass.) recorded three goals and four assists for seven points, first-year Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.), who recorded two assists, and classmate Sarah McCarthy (Hanover, Mass.) chipped in with two goals apiece, and senior Julia Harrigan (Postsmouth, R.I.) picked up three groundballs to go along with one goal for the Green and White. Sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Phelan (Wilton, Conn.), who came in with just under 19 minutes to go, recorded a team-high two saves, while first-year starting goalie Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.) earned her fourth win of the season.
Sophomore Jenna Tomsky (Clinton, N.J.) led the Lions with three goals, while the trio of senior Tara Windsor (Palm City, Fla.), sophomore Sophia Gripari (London, United Kingdom), and first-year Kelli Mark (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) chipped in with one goal apiece. Senior Goalkeeper Kristina Modica (East Moriches, N.Y) logged 18 saves on the afternoon in the loss.
Lenaghan struck first for the Beavers, who built a 6-0 lead with 18:42 left in the opening frame. Emerson found the back of the net twice, cutting Babson's lead to 6-2 with 14:18 left on the clock but the Green and White responded by scoring four of the game's next five goals, including two by Salvatore, to extend its advantage to 10-3 at the half.
The Lions were first to find the back of net in the second half on Giripari's tally less than 20 seconds into the frame, but Thorbahn and Lenaghan combined to score four goals over the next three minutes to extend the Green and White's lead to 14-4. Tomsky pulled Emerson back within 14-5 at the 26:11 mark, but junior Olivia Martino (Berlin, Conn.) and sophomores Olivia Remley (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Catherine Collins (Barrington, R.I.) all scored over the final 20 minutes as part of a closing 5-1 run for the final margin.
The Beavers won 15-of-25 draw controls, and successfully converted on 4-of-7 free position shots.
Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson travels to Wheaton at 7 p.m., while Emerson visits Wellesley at 4 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 4-1 all-time against Lions.
• With seven points on Saturday, Lenaghan now has 70 on the year and is tied for 11th on the program's single-season list. Her 25 assists are also tied for the ninth most in single-season history.
• Salvatore has now scored at least one goal in eight consecutive games, while Thorbahn has produced at least one point in 12 straight contests.
• The Beavers are 6-0 this season and have won 14 of their last 15 games going back to April 6, 2016, when scoring at least three free-position goals.