TAMPA, Fla.—Senior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored a career-high seven goals to help Babson College defeat Vassar College, 13-8, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday night at the University of Tampa.
Babson, which snapped a four-game skid, improves to 3-4 on the year, while Vassar slips to 2-5.
Senior Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) and junior Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) both scored twice and sophomore Ethan Carpenter (Orlando, Fla.) dished out three assists for the Beavers. Junior Thomas Calvert (Melrose, Mass.) scooped up a team-high five ground balls and was one of four players to finish with two caused turnovers in the win. Classmate Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made 11 saves in 57 minutes of action.
Junior Michael Mullen (Dresher, Pa.) scored five times and first-year Connor Deehan (Westwood, Mass.) recorded two assists to lead the Brewers. Sophomore Matthew Lowery (Bel Air, Md.) won 16-of-21 face-offs and scooped up game-high six ground balls, while junior Matt Boyd (Essex Fells, N.J.) made 15 saves in the loss.
Junior Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) and Dillon scored 31 seconds apart midway through the first quarter and Jung followed with back-to-back goals late in the stanza to help the Green and White build a 4-0 lead. Mullen got Vassar on the board just under three minutes into the second, but the Beavers responded with the final three goals of the half and a tally from sophomore Will Messner (SouthKingstown, R.I.) 67 seconds into the third quarter to extend their advantage to 8-1.
Mishkind made it 9-2 at the 10:26 mark of the third only to see the Brewers score three of the next four markers to pull within 10-5 going to the fourth. Mishkind stopped the run momentarily, but Mullen answered with three straight tallies to cut Vassar's deficit to 11-8 on a man-up goal with 4:03 to play.
The Brewers would get no closer though as Mishkind capped his career night with two more goals over the last 1:37 for the final margin.
Babson returns to action on Thursday when it takes on Clarkson at 1 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., while Vassar travels to nationally-ranked RIT on Saturday at 1 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 1-0 all-time against Vassar.
• Babson scored four goals on five extra-man opportunities and have now notched at least one man-up goal in eight straight outings going back to last season.
• The Green and White is 3-0 this season and 11-2 going back to the start of last season when scoring at least 10 goals.