Babson Opens with Victory over No. 20 Skidmore

BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Junior captain Alex Patinkin (Providence, R.I.) scored three goals and junior goalie James Whalen (Westwood, Mass.) made 13 saves in net as Babson opened its 2012 season with a thrilling 8-6 victory over 20th-ranked Skidmore at MacDowell Field on Saturday.

In addition to Patinkin's three goals, Babson (1-0) received two scores from junior Jamie Schmidt (Shelburne, Vt.) and one goal and one assist piece from sophomore Brad Bero (Carlisle, Mass.) and first-year Phil Ruso (Middleton, Mass.). Senior Scott Schachter (Rumford, R.I.) also chipped in with a goal for the Beavers, while seniors Paul Grip (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Brian Magner (Norwell, Mass.) each added assists.


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