Greenberg, Stauffer Help Union to Win vs. Babson

SCHENECTADY, NY Junior attack Nate Greenberg and freshman attack Nolan Stauffer each had two goals and sophomore goalie Stephan Basile made 13 saves to help Union (2-1) earn a 10-6 win over Babson (3-1) at Frank Bailey Field.

Junior attack Rob Santangelo had two assists and sophomore midfielder Adam Rosenthal had a goal and an assist as well for the Dutchmen.

Babson's Kyle Barsalou had three goals and Alex Patinkin had a goal and an assist to lead the Beavers offense. James Whalen made 14 saves in net.

Union, which trailed 4-3 at halftime, outscored the Beavers 6-3 in the second half, including a run of five straight goals in the third quarter to take the lead for good.

Greenberg started the run with two consecutive goals, the first on a run to the net from the left side, beating Whalen with a low shot from just outside the circle at 12:32. On Union's next possession, Greenberg took pass from Santangelo and fired a diagonal shot from 10 yards out into the back of the net at 11:45 to give the Dutchmen a 5-4 lead.

Junior midfielder Greg Mooney scored just over a minute later, taking a pass from Rosenthal and scoring from a quick shot out in front of the net at 10:17. Freshman attack Paul Alberti scored his first career goal at 7:22 and Stauffer scored at the 3:00 mark to close out the run and put Union ahead 8-4.

Babson responded as Brad Bero beat three Union defenders, cutting to the middle of the field for an open shot past Basile at 2:29.

Then early in fourth quarter, Patinkin scored, lunging across the goal mouth for a shot at 11:05 to cut the Union lead to 8-6. But Richard Gregory scored at 8:24 on a run from behind the Babson net, and Joe Cordrey added a goal at 3:58 to seal the win.

Union got off to a quick start in the opening quarter, as senior midfielder Kyle Christine took a pass from freshman Sean Hanley and scored from out in front of the net at 14:43, and Rosenthal added a goal at 10:47 to put the Dutchmen up 2-0. Babson responded with three straight goals, including two from Barsalou, to take a 3-2 lead at 7:43 of the second quarter.

Stauffer responded with a goal at 5:43 to tie the game, taking a pass from freshman midfielder Tom Stanton off a Babson turnover and diving just in front of the circle for a low shot past Whalen.

But Barsalou scored on a long shot from 15 yards out with 2:13 to go in the first half to put the Beavers ahead heading into the second half.

Union will take on Springfield in its first road contest of the season next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

2013-03-09



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