BEVERLY, Mass.—Junior Mike Sudora (Monroe, Conn.) and sophomore Jack Sutherland (Sudbury, Mass.) each scored three times as Endicott College defeated visiting Babson College, 11-5, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday night at Hempstead Stadium.
Babson, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, drops to 5-5 overall, while Endicott improves to 4-6 on the year.
Senior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) finished with two goals and one assist, while classmate Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) and juniors Owen Allen (Franklin, Mass.) and Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) all scored once for the Beavers. Sophomore Jack Tague finished with five ground balls and four caused turnovers, and junior Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made nine saves in the loss.
Juniors Andrew Soucy (Andover, Mass.) and Nick Arcadipane (Groveland, Mass.) both dished out two assists and senior Derek Yannone (Lynnfield, Mass.) won 16-of-19 face-offs and picked up a game-high 15 ground balls for the Gulls. Sophomore James Loughran (Cos Cob, Conn.) led all players with five caused turnovers, while senior Patrick Dean (Westhampton, N.Y.) stopped eight shots on the night.
Dillon opened the scoring three minutes into the opening stanza before Endicott responded with four goals in the span of 3:36 to take a 4-1 lead on Yannone's tally at the 6:44 mark. Mishkind scored twice early in the second quarter to cut the Beavers' deficit to 5-3, but Sudora completed his hat trick with a pair of markers over the final five and a half minutes of the period to extend the Gulls' lead back to 7-4 at the break.
Jung scored 3:14 into the third quarter to again pull within two, but it's as close as Babson would get. Junior John Knoebel (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and Sutherland both scored over the final nine minutes of the third quarter, and senior AJ MacDonald (New Fairfield, Conn.) notched his only goal of the night and set up Sutherland's final tally in the fourth for Endicott.
Both teams return to action on Saturday at 5 p.m. as Babson travels to Springfield, while Endicott visits Wentworth.
• Wednesday's meeting was the first since 2008 between the Beavers and Gulls. Endicott now leads the all-time series 4-1.
• Babson went 0-for-6 on man-up chances on Wednesday and failed to score an extra-man goal for the first time in 12 contests going back to last year.
• With two goals and three points on Wednesday, Mishkind is now tied for sixth in Babson history with 116 goals and tied for 10th in points with 139.