Beavers Match Single-Game Scoring Record in Rout of Nor'easters
BIDDEFORD, Maine—Senior Lexi Lenaghan (Hanover, Mass.) scored eight of her career-high 10 goals in the first half and finished with a career-best 12 points as visiting Babson College matched a school record for the most goals in a single game in its 24-5 win over the University of New England in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.
Babson, which has won three straight games, improves to 5-3 overall, while the University of New England slips to 4-5 on the season.
Sophomore Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.) scored four times, classmate Caroline Benson (Andover, Mass.) had a career-high three goals, and junior Valerie Quinlan (Norwood, Mass.) tallied twice and dished out three assists for a career-best five points for the Beavers. Quinlan also led all players with six draw controls, while sophomore Isabelle Lent (Madison, Conn.) chipped in with six ground balls and five draws.
Sophomore Molly Camelo (Melrose, Mass.) led the Nor'easters with three goals, three ground balls and three draw controls. Classmate Casey Conwell (North Andover, Mass.) also won three draws and contributed three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the loss.
Lenaghan scored four times in the opening 7:56 to stake the Green and White to a 6-2 lead, and then followed up Quinlan's second tally of the day with another marker to push the lead to 8-3 with 11:07 to go in the opening half. Senior Nichole Carvalho (South Kingstown, R.I.) cut the UNE deficit to four at the 8:44 mark, but Lenaghan scored three times and junior Taylor Herrmann (Mahwah, N.J.) tallied twice during a six-goal run that extended the Beavers' advantage to 14-4 less than four minutes into the second half.
Camelo completed her hat trick as the Nor'easters got back within nine with 24:02 to play before Babson finished the game with a 10-0 run. Benson scored three times in the span of 5:32 to make it 19-5 and Lenaghan and Salvatore combined for five goals over the final nine-plus minutes of the contest for the final margin.
Sophomore Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.) made six saves for the Green and White, while the duo of sophomores Taylor Hopkins (Pelham, N.Y.) and Katie Babineau (Pepperell, Mass.) combined to stop 10 shots for UNE.
The Beavers outshot the hosts 36-15, held a 27-12 advantage in ground balls and a 17-13 edge in draw controls. The Nor'easters committed 17 of their 27 turnovers in the first half and converted just 8-of-18 clears.
• The Beavers are 2-0 all-time against UNE and have scored 45 goals in the two games.
• Babson's 24 goals on Wednesday matches a program record set in a 24-12 victory over Wellesley in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal back on April 28, 2012.
• In two career games against UNE Lenaghan has scored 16 goals and dished out six assists for 22 points.
• During their three-game winning streak the Beavers have outscored the opposition 38-9 in the first half.