Beatty Nets Seven as Babson Downs Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (March 27) - Sophomore Misha Beatty scored four of her game-high seven goals during the opening 13:38 of the game, pushing visiting Babson (4-2) out to a 4-1 lead, and Wesleyan (3-4) never got closer than two, as the Beavers went on to claim a 15-9 victory.

Wesleyan is back on the field Thurs., March 29, hosting in-state rival Western Connecticut. Babson returns to action Sat., March 31, taking on Springfield at home in its opening NEWMAC game of the year.

While Beatty got things rolling for Babson, seniors Erin Daley and Colleen Mulligan added goals to spot the Beavers a 6-1 margin with 7:16 left in the first half. Wesleyan netted the final three goals of the period to narrow the difference at halftime to 6-4.

Juniors Catherine Taibi, Kayla Ellman and Lydia Kring scored in a span of 3:52 in the Cardinals strongest thrust of the afternoon. Taibi, Ellman and Kring all ended the game with two goals for Wesleyan, as did senior Liz Chabot. Ellman tied for the team lead in goals this year with 14.

When Babson opened the second half with a 6-2 run, the lead stood at six goals, 12-6, with 20:59 left. Junior Jameson Spang had two of the goals and she finished off her hat trick with 12:49 to go on a free-position shot, giving her 17 goals on the year, which ranks second on the squad behind Beatty's 23.

Babson converted three of six free-position attempts in the game, the other two by Beatty. The 14-7 margin proved to be the largest of the contest. Senior Trisha Babson dished off four assists for the Beavers in upping her season total to a team-best 11. Daley finished with two goals for Babson.

In net, Babson got seven saves from sophomore Julie Baharestani while senior Maggie Drowica stopped eight shots for the Cardinals.

Babson now leads in the overall series with Wesleyan, 5-4.


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