Women's Lacrosse Blows Past UNE, 21-9

Women's Lacrosse Blows Past UNE, 21-9

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Lexi Lenaghan (Hingham, Mass.) finished with six goals and four assists for a career-high 10 points, while classmate Taylor Thorbahn (Duxbury, Mass.) added four goals and three assists for a career-best seven points as Babson College rolled past the University of New England, 21-9, in non-conference women's lacrosse action at MacDowell Field.

Babson snapped a three-game skid to improve to 3-3 overall, while the University of New England falls to 2-2 on the year.

Sophomore Taylor Herrmann (Mahwah, N.J.) had three goals and one assist and senior Lyndsay Giroux (Westwood, Mass.) added two goals and three assists for the Beavers. Junior Riley Buonagurio (Duxbury, Mass.) and first-year Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.) both scored twice, while senior Julia Harrigan (Portsmouth, R.I.) and first-year Isabelle Lent (Madison, Conn.) recorded nine and eight draw controls, respectively.

Junior Nichole Carvalho (South Kingstown, R.I.) had four goals and one assist, while first-year Molly Camelo (Melrose, Mass.) scored twice to pace the Nor'easters. Classmate Keara Dwyer (Cazenovia, N.Y.) dished out three assists and senior Jolena Lampron (Lyman, Maine) scooped up four ground balls and caused three turnovers in a losing effort.

Herrmann and Thorbahn scored 43 seconds apart to give the Green and White a 3-2 lead less than four minutes into the contest. The University of New England followed with three consecutive goals and matched its biggest lead of the game when Lampron converted a feed from Carvalho to make it 7-5 with 17:44 to go in the opening stanza.

The Beavers responded with six straight markers, including two apiece by Giroux and Lenaghan to build an 11-7 advantage with 6:40 to go until halftime. Camelo scored late in the first half and Carvalho followed with her eight tally of the year 4:02 into the second to get within two, but Babson rattled off 10 unanswered goals over the final 24 minutes to pull away.

Thorbahn scored twice to extend the margin to 13-9 at the 22:02 mark with back-to-back markers, Harrigan scored less than eight minutes later and Lenaghan struck again 44 seconds later to make it 15-9 with 13:56 remaining.

Lenaghan had a hand in each of the Beavers' next four goals, while Herrmann and Buonagurio added tallies over the last 6:11 for the final margin.

First-year Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.) made four saves in just under 49 minutes of action to earn her first career victory for the Green and White. Junior Maritza Nary (Dover, N.H.) and first-year Taylor Hopkins (Pelham, N.Y.) combined to make eight saves for the Nor'easters.

Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it takes on 18th-ranked Wesleyan in Port Charlotte, Fla., at 10 a.m., while UNE hosts Thomas on Friday at 4 p.m.

• The Beavers are now 1-0 all-time against UNE.
• Lenaghan has produced at least six points in five of Babson's first six contests, which includes 16 goals and six assists over the last three games.
• The Beavers dished out a season-high 14 assists on their 21 goals in Thursday's victory.
• The Green and White has won 15 of its last 18 games at MacDowell Field.