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Men's Lacrosse Falls to Springfield, 9-5

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Springfield, 9-5

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Babson College sophomore Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored twice, but Springfield College used a five-goal run that spanned part of three quarters to defeat the visiting Beavers, 9-5, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Stagg Field.

Babson, which had its two-game winning streak snapped, is now 4-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while Springfield improves to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the NEWMAC.

Junior Jack O'Donoghue (Scituate, Mass.) led all players with nine ground balls and also caused a team-high three turnovers, while first-year goaltender Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made 15 saves for the Beavers. Junior Axel Brown (Little Compton, R.I.), classmate Jason Cox (Westwood, Mass.) and first-year Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) all scored once in the loss.

Sophomore Jack Vail (Franklin, Mass.) had three goals and seniors Dom Abate (Beverly, Mass.) and Phillip Dumont (Watertown, Mass.) both scored twice for the Pride. Junior goaltender Jake Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) made 20 saves and senior Brendan Dooley (Setauket, N.Y.) led all players with six caused turnovers in the win.

Brown scored a man-up goal late in the first quarter and Allen tied the game at 2-2 just 32 seconds into the second before Springfield seized command of the game. Reynolds made seven saves in the second period and Vail and Abate both scored to give the Pride a 4-2 lead at the half.

Dumont extended the lead to three with his second marker of the game at the 8:34 mark of the third, and Vail followed senior Tim Cozens' (Ridgefield, Conn.) goal in the closing seconds of the quarter with a tally just 13 seconds into the fourth to give Springfield a 7-2 advantage. Cox broke a scoreless stretch of over 30 minutes for the Beavers with his strike with 14:20 remaining, and Mishkind trimmed the deficit to 7-4 by converting a feed from junior Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) with 11:42 to go.

Unfortunately, Babson came up empty on its next five possessions and the Pride got goals from Abate and Vail to regain its five-goal lead with less than three minutes to play.

The Beavers, who were outshot 44-42, finished with a slim 37-36 edge in ground balls, while both teams won eight face-offs.

Both teams return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Babson visits MIT, while Springfield hosts Mass. Maritime.

•    The Beavers have dropped four straight to Springfield since defeating the Pride in their conference opener on March 28, 2015.
•    Babson's five goals on Monday is its lowest output since a 10-3 to Colorado College on March 20, 2015.
•    Monday's loss was the first for the Beavers when holding their opponents to less than 10 goals since a 6-5 OT setback against Skidmore on February 28, 2015.