Babson Outguns Wheaton for Pilgrim league Win

BABSON PARK, Mass. Babson defeated visiting Wheaton on Saturday afternoon, 19-14, in a Pilgrim League matchup. The Beavers were led by sophomore Alex Patinkin (Providence, R.I.) who tallied five goals and two assists for seven points on the day. With the win, Babson improves to 5-5 on the season and 1-1 in Pilgrim League play while Wheaton dips to 2-7 overall and 1-1 in the Pilgrim League.

Also chipping in for Babson were senior Armand Wilson (Fairfield, Conn.) and junior Cam Caruso (St. Charles, Ill.) who both finished with three goals and one assist while sophomore Jamie Schmidt (Shelburne, Vt.) also added three goals. Following was senior Andrew Packer (Hudson, Ohio) who scored two goals and had one assist. Defensively the Beavers were led by first-year Ryan Dawidjan (Worcester, Mass.) and Caruso who both picked up a game high eight groundballs.

Wheaton was led by seniors Chris Landers (Manchester, Mass.) and Ben Cederberg (Duxbury, Mass,) who each scored four goals for the Lyons. Sophomore defender Jack Croasdale (Manchester, N.H.) picked up six groundballs while causing a game high four turnovers.

Wheaton took the early 2-0 lead receiving goals from first-year Colby Sheilds (Yarmouth, Maine) and Landers. The Beavers answered with two goals of their own from Caruso and Patinkin. Wheaton would then score two of the next three goals to end the first quarter up 4-3.

Babson started the second quarter scoring four unanswered goals and eventually outscored Wheaton, 9-4 in the second stanza to take the 12-8 lead at the half. Seven different Beavers scored during this run including three goals from Wilson.

In a third quarter that remained scoreless for the first seven and a half minutes, Wheaton tacked on two goals just 95 second apart to cut the lead to two, 12-10. Babson would then gain the momentum back when Schmidt beat the clock for a goal in the final second to make the score 13-10 in favor of the Beavers entering the final period.

Back-to-back goals from Caruso and Schmidt to start the fourth quarter would give Babson their second five-goal lead of the day, 15-10, with 8:47 left on the clock. The two teams then traded goals and Wheaton's Conor Finn (Kennebunk, Maine) would add another to cut the lead to four, 16-12 with 4:12 remaining. Patinkin then went on a scoring frenzy tallying three goals in just a minute and a half to give the Beavers their biggest lead of the day, 19-12, with 1:02 left on the clock. Wheaton did not give up as Landers chipped in two last goals in the final minute making the final score, 19-14.

Babson will host Salve Regina on Wednesday at 4:00 pm while Wheaton will host Springfield next Saturday at 1:00 pm.


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