Beavers' Senior Class Earns Program Record 66th Win
BIDDEFORD, Maine—Senior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) scored a pair of goals to help No. 11 Babson College come from behind to defeat the University of New England, 3-1, in non-conference field hockey action on Tuesday night at Blue Bolt Field.
Babson, which has won four consecutive games, improves to 11-3 overall, while UNE slips to 7-7 on the year.
Senior Catherine Gilman (Cohasset, Mass.) scored once and sophomore Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) chipped in with an assist for the Beavers. First-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) faced just one shot and was not credited with a save in her 11th win of the year.
Senior Kersey Boulay (Liberty, Maine) had a goal and classmates Marge Gardiner (East Northport, N.Y.) and Brooke Lemerise (Bartlett, N.H.) each recorded an assist for the Nor'easters. Sophomore goalkeeper Liz Sargent (South Burlington, Vt.) finished with five saves in the loss.
UNE opened the scoring less than 10 minutes into the contest when Boulay ripped a shot past Riley off a penalty corner for her seventh goal of the year. The Green and White pulled even on the first of Tango's two goals in the 20th minute after she carried the ball into the circle and found the left side of the cage.
The Beavers went in front for good on Gilman's tally off a penalty corner just over five minutes into the second half. Paro took a pass from senior Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) on the left side of the circle and lifted a shot towards goal that was redirected by Gilman inside the right post for her 10th tally of the fall.
Tango added an insurance goal with 11:43 to go when she beat a defender and blasted a shot past Sargent to make it 3-1.
Babson finished with a 17-2 edge in shots and attempted seven of the game's nine penalty corners.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 12 p.m. as Babson hosts Smith, while UNE takes on Roger Williams.
• The Beavers are 6-0 all-time against the Nor'easters.
• With the win on Tuesday, the senior class of Drakeley, Gilman, Tango and Brielle Schafroth-Bach (Rye, N.H.) collected their program record 66th career victory.
• Tango has produced nine goals and seven assists for 25 points over the last nine games.
• Babson, which conceded the first goal for the first time this season, has now won 55 straight games when scoring three or more goals going back to 2014.