COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.—Senior Lexi Lenaghan (Hanover, Mass.) matched her career-high with seven goals and sophomore Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.) scored five times to help visiting Babson College defeat Ursinus College, 17-10, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Patterson Field.
Babson, which snapped a two-game skid, evens its recorded at 3-3, while Ursinus slips to 1-6 on the year.
Salvatore also dished out three assists to finish with a career-best eight points and first-year Coco Creedon (McKinney, Texas) had two goals and two assists for the Beavers. Junior Valerie Quinlan (Norwood, Mass.) contributed two assists and five draw controls, sophomore Juliana McGuire (Sparta, N.J.) had a goal and an assist to go along with five draw controls, and classmate Isabelle Lent (Madison, Conn.) recorded team highs of six draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Sophomore Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.) stopped nine shots in the win for Babson.
Sophomores Grace Langen (Easton, Pa.) and Brittney Bedrossian (Newtown, Pa.) and seniors Courtney Cortese (Malvern, Pa.) and Kaci McNeave (Westminster, Md.) all had two goals for the Bears. Senior Emily Blaszkow (Newark, Del.) won four draws and caused a game-high three turnovers, while classmate Abby Goldstein (Wynnewood, Pa.) made nine saves in a losing effort.
Ursinus got on the board with a free-position strike from Cortese 3:33 into the contest but the Green and White responded with a five-goal run that included two tallies apiece form Salvatore and Lenaghan to build a four-goal advantage near the midway point of the half. The Bears drew within 7-4 on another free-position marker by Cortese at the 9:59 mark, but the Beavers outscored the hosts 5-1 over the final 8:12 of the stanza to extend their lead to 12-5 at the half.
Babson held a 10-1 edge in second-half draw controls and took its largest lead of the game on sophomore Caroline Benson's (Andover, Mass.) marker to make it 16-8 with just under 10 minutes to play. Fligor recorded six saves after the break as Ursinus outshot the visitors 13-8 over the final 30 minutes.
The Beavers converted both of their free-position chances and finished with a 22-7 bulge in draw controls for the game.
Babson returns to action on Saturday at 12 p.m. when it travels to Wellesley for its conference opener. Ursinus
• The Beavers are now 2-0 all-time against Ursinus and 4-5 versus Centennial Conference opponents.
• Babson has won six of its last eight games away from home dating back to March 31 of last year.
• The Green and White finished with season highs in assists (11) and draw controls (22), and matched its season high with 17 goals in Wednesday's victory.