Women's Lacrosse Eases Past Smith for Third Straight Win, 19-4

Women's Lacrosse Eases Past Smith for Third Straight Win, 19-4

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Lexi Lenaghan (Hingham, Mass.) finished with seven goals and four assists for a career-high 11 points as Babson College ran past Smith College, 19-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at MacDowell Field.

The Beavers, who won their third consecutive game, improve to 6-4 on the season and 3-0 in NEWMAC play, while smith drops to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Senior Lyndsay Giroux (Westwood, Mass.) and first-year Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.) contributed three goals and two assist apiece, junior Taylor Thorbahn (Duxbury, Mass.) recorded three assists, and first-year Isabelle Lent (Madison, Conn.) won a game-high five draw controls for the Beavers. First-year Sara O'Connor (Marshfield, Mass.) and sophomore Brooke Majewski (Southbury, Conn.) combined to pick up six ground balls in the win.

Senior Julia Hamilton (Williamston, Mass.) recorded a team-high two goals, classmate Caroline Myran (Philadelphia, Pa.) added one goal and two assists, and junior Chloe Harris (Alexandria, Va.) chipped in with one goal in the loss for the Pioneers.

Hamilton put Smith on the board first when she scored with 29:08 left on the clock. Giroux responded with a goal for the Beavers that sparked an eight-goal run. Lenaghan scored three straight goals and set up two more to make it 8-1 at the 17:15 mark. Harris ended Babson's run when she found the back of the net less than a minute later, but Lenaghan responded with three more goals and also set up scores by Salvatore and Giroux to extend the margin to 14-2 at halftime. 

First-year Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.) recorded two first-half saves to earn her third win of the year before being replaced by sophomore Olivia Phelan (Wilton, Conn.) at the break. Phelan stopped four shots over the final 30 minutes for the Beavers. 

Giroux and sophomore Olivia Remley got the second half started with back-to-back goals to extend Babson's lead to 16-3 with 28:22 left to play. After five scoreless minutes, Myran scored a free position goal for Smith, but the Beavers responded with three late tallies, including the first of first-year Sarah McCarthy's (Hanover, Mass.) career with 7:48 remaining. 

Senior Sarah Price (Hudson, Ohio) recorded 12 saves on the day for the Pioneers.

Babson had an advantage in shots, 37-14, and a 19-15 edge in groundballs.

Both teams return to action tomorrow, as Babson hosts Tufts, at 2 p.m., while Smith heads Western Connecticut State 1 p.m.

 GAME NOTES
• The Beavers are now 23-13 all-time against the Pioneers and have won 18 straight in the series going back to 2001.
• The Green and White has allowed nine goals or less in 19 of their last 21 conference games going back to April 2016.
• The Green and White has won 17 of its last 20 games at MacDowell Field.

 

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