BABSON PARK, Mass.—Five different players finished with two goals apiece and Babson College head coach Brendan Gorman became the program's all-time wins leader with his 86th career victory as the Beavers defeated visiting Emerson College, 19-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at MacDowell Field.
With its third straight win, Babson improves to 6-5 overall and 3-0 in league play, while Emerson slips to 5-7 overall and 0-3 in the NEWMAC.
Junior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.), sophomores Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) and Matthew MacCune (Braintree, Mass.), and first-year Ade Akande (Charlotte, N.C.) and Will Messner (South Kingstown, R.I.) each scored twice for the Beavers. Jung and first-year Mason O'Hanlon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) both dished out two assists and senior Jordan Shapiro (Pleasantville, N.Y.) and sophomore Andrew Tymkiv (Oakville, Ontario) made eight and four saves in the win, respectively.
Senior Joseph Riccardi (Ridgewood, N.J.) scooped up a team-high four ground balls and first-year Jack Tague (Fairfield, Conn.) led all players with four caused turnovers for the Green and White. Senior Erik Patriquin (Sherborn, Mass.) also won 5-of-10 face-offs.
First-year Joe Meyers (Carmel, N.Y.) scored twice and sophomore Austin DiPietro won 18-of-24 face-offs and picked up a game-high 10 ground balls for the Lions.
Mishkind scored twice in the opening five mintues of the contest and sophomore Harrison Page (North Andover, Mass.) gave the Beavers a 4-1 lead late in the first quarter with his first goal of the year. Akande and junior Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) extended the margin to 6-1 early in the second and Babson ripped off the final seven goals of the half, including tallies by sophomore Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.), Jung and sophomore James Rovegno (Duxbury, Mass.) in the span of 75 seconds to make it 13-2 at the half.
Akande notched the only goal of the third quarter late in the frame and the Beavers outscored Emerson 5-2 over the final 15 minutes. Sophomore Owen Peterson (San Diego, Calif.) and classmate Thomas Calvert (Melrose, Mass.) both tallied the first goals of their respective careers in the fourth quarter for the Green and White.
The Beavers, who matched their season high with 12 caused turnovers, scored on their only man-up opportunity.
Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson travels to Wheaton at 7 p.m., while Emerson hosts MIT at 5 p.m.
• The Beavers are 5-0 all-time against Emerson.
• Gorman, who has won at least 10 games in seven of his first eight seasons at Babson, passed Jim Castrataro '93, who led the program to 85 victories from 2000-09.
• Through its first three conference games, the Green and White is allowing an average of just 5.33 goals.
• Babson's 19 goals scored on Saturday are its most since putting up 19 in a win over Wheaton on April 19, 2017.
• The Beavers have won eight of their last 11 games at MacDowell Field going back to last March.