SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—Visiting Babson College scored six times over the final 17 minutes but was unable to recover from an early deficit in a 14-7 loss at Skidmore College in non-conference women's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Wachenheim Field.
With the loss, Babson slips to 1-1 on the year, while Skidmore opens the season at 1-0.
Senior Lexi Lenaghan (Hanover, Mass.) finished with three goals, one assist and three ground balls, while classmate Riley Buonagurio (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomore Georgia Salvatore (Westwood, Mass.) both contributed a goal and an assist for the Beavers. First-years Coco Creedon (McKinney, Texas) and Sophia McCann (Duxbury, Mass.) each scored once and junior Taylor Herrmann (Mahwah, N.J.) picked up four ground balls and led all players with three caused turnovers in the loss.
Junior Amanda Orvis (Fairfield, Conn.) had five goals, sophomore Emily Hirsch (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) finished with three goals, nine draw controls and two caused turnovers, and classmate Shelby Boland (Barrington, R.I.) chipped in with two goals, three assists and four ground balls to lead the Thoroughbreds. Senior Anna Boogaerts (Providence, R.I.) also scored twice, while junior Caroline Kenlon (Manhasset, N.Y.) made 10 saves in the win.
Despite getting eight first-half saves from sophomore Cricket Fligor (Weston, Mass.), the Green and White trailed 9-0 at halftime. Skidmore scored four times on free-position shots over the first eight-plus minutes and got three goals from Orivs and two more from Boland and Boogaerts over the first 30 minutes.
Hirsch scored twice to make it 11-0 just over four minutes into the second half before Lenaghan got the Beavers on the board with 21:18 to play. Creedon and McCann notched the first tallies for their respective careers as part of a four-goal run that cut the deficit to 12-5 on another marker by Lenaghan with 11:50 to go in the contest.
Lenaghan set up Salvatore's goal with 4:05 remaining and completed her hat trick inside the final minute.
Fligor finished with 11 saves for the Beavers, who finished with a 24-19 edge in ground balls. The Thoroughbreds held a 17-7 edge in draw controls.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Bates at 5 p.m., while Skidmore takes on Utica on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
• The Beavers are 2-4 all-time against Skidmore and have dropped three straight in the all-time series.
• Lenaghan has recorded nine straight multi-goal games and has registered at least two points in each of her last 13 outings.
• Prior to Saturday, Babson had not been shutout in either the first or second half over its last 35 games dating back to March 29, 2017.