BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored four times but Babson College was unable to rally from an early three-goal deficit and suffered a 12-8 loss to visiting Union College in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at MacDowell Field.
With the loss, Babson falls to 1-2 on the year, while Union improves to 2-0 overall.
Sophomore Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) scored twice and senior Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) and first-year Mason O'Hanlon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) each finished with a goal and an assist for the Beavers. Classmates Max Mandia (New Hartford, N.Y.) and John Titolo (Kinnelon, N.J.) combined to win 10-of-23 face-offs, while fellow first-year Jack Tague (Fairfield, Conn.) scooped up a team-high six ground balls.
Junior John Edmonds (Fairfield, Conn.) and sophomore Kerry Lyne (Wellesley, Mass.) both had four goals to lead the Dutchmen. Senior Jordan Cooper (Bethesda, Md.) dished out four assists, junior Alex Newhouse (Parkland, Fla.) won 11-of-18 face-offs and picked up eight ground balls, and four players caused turnovers apiece in the win.
Lyne scored twice in the first quarter to help Union build a 4-1 lead, and then added his third tally of the afternoon to extend the margin to 6-2 with 4:41 to go in the second quarter. O'Hanlon notched his fifth goal of the season less than a minute later to cut the Babson deficit to three, but Edmonds scored at the 2:22 mark to make it 7-3 at halftime.
Mishkind scored twice in the third quarter to keep the Beavers within four, and the Green and White took advantage of three straight Union penalties with man-up goals by Fabel and Mishkind to get as close as 10-7 less than two minutes into the fourth. The momentum was short-lived though, as Edmonds pushed the Union edge back to four with 12:33 left.
Dutchmen first-year Aidan Flood (Glastonbury, Conn.) tacked on an insurance goal with 8:45 remaining to match the visitors' biggest lead of the game.
Babson scored three times on 10 extra-man opportunities, while Union finished 1-for-4 with the man advantage. The Dutchmen also finished with an edge in shots (41-36) and groundballs (39-32).
The Beavers return to action on Tuesday when they host Curry at 4 p.m., while Union takes on Williams on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
• Saturday's loss was just the sixth in the last 21 games at MacDowell Field for Babson.
• Mishkind has scored four goals in two of the Beavers' first three games this season.
• Fabel has now produced at least one point in 17 straight games going back to last year.