Mishkind, Fabel Combine for Seven Goals as Beavers Down Bantams for First Time Since 1981
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) matched his career high with four goals and junior Austin Fabel (East Rockaway, N.Y.) added three goals and one assist as Babson College ran away from visiting Trinity College, 17-6, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at MacDowell Field.
With its second consecutive win, Babson is now 4-3 on the year, while Trinity falls to 2-5 with its second straight loss.
Junior Jason Cox (Westwood, Mass.) and first-year Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) each scored twice for the Beavers, while junior Jack O'Donoghue (Scituate, Mass.) led all players with seven ground balls and two caused turnovers. First-year Kevin Klempner (Stuart, Fla.) won 10-of-19 face-offs and senior Zach Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) contributed three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win.
Sophomore Troy Hanlon (New Vernon, N.J.) scored three goals for the Bantams. Classmate Scott Morgan (Grand Rapids, Mich.) won 10-of-18 face-offs and senior Reid McCool (Gulf Stream, Fla.) contributed five ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Green and White jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one and broke the game open with six second-quarter tallies. Mishkind notched consecutive goals to make it 4-0 with 8:13 to go in the stanza, and Klempner followed with another marker after winning the face-off to push the lead to five just 24 seconds later.
Allen extended the advantage to 6-0 at the 2:45 mark, and Mishkind and Fabel followed with tallies just 15 seconds apart to give the Beavers an 8-0 lead at halftime.
Sophomore Brett Bottomley (Mercer Island, Wash.) scored his first goal of the season just 13 seconds into the third quarter, and back-to-back tallies by Fabel and Cox gave Babson an 11-1 edge with 8:10 to go in the frame. Hanlon notched the first of his three markers, but the Green and White responded with goals by sophomore Axel Brown (Little Compton, R.I.), first-year Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) and sophomore Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) over the final 4:35 of the period to grab its biggest lead of the contest at 14-2.
Two more goals by Hanlon helped Trinity cut its deficit to 14-6 midway through the fourth quarter before the Beavers tacked on three late tallies for the final margin.
First-year Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made six saves in three quarters for action for Babson, while junior Woody Hamilton (Williamstown, Mass.) stopped 15 shots over the first 45 minutes for the Bantams.
The Beavers outshot Trinity 54-26 and forced 24 turnovers while finishing with a 35-31 edge in ground balls.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Babson visits Springfield in its conference opener, while Trinity hosts Bowdoin.
• The Beavers, who had not defeated Trinity since 1981, are now 2-5 all-time against the Bantams.
• Babson's 14-2 lead at the end of the third quarter was its largest of the season.
• The did not allow a first-half goal for the first time since posting a 21-3 victory over Emerson on April 22, 2015.
• Mishkind and Fabel have combined for 14 goals and four assists over the last two games.