Tigers Shut Down Babson at Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE Colorado College made the most of its first appearance at one of the meccas of lacrosse, using five consecutive goals in the second quarter to post a 7-2 victory over Babson on Saturday night at Johns Hopkins University.

"It was a good game and a great night," head coach Sean Woods said. "We talked about the history of Homewood Field and how many great games have been played here. It was a solid effort by everybody, especially the defense."

Freshman goaltender Chase Murphy stopped 14 shots, the third time this season he finished with double-digit saves. It also marked the third game in a row CC the defense has held an opponent to fewer than five goals.

"Chase was standing on his head," Woods said. "He really had a fabulous game and our defense was giving up the right shots. Chase made all the saves he should have and, quite frankly, a few that he should not have made."

After falling behind 1-0 early in the second quarter, the Tigers struck for five unanswered markers to build a four-point lead after 30 minutes.

"We put the brakes on a little bit in the second half and focused on having quality possessions," Woods said. "We were up four goals so we took our opportunities when they came."

Colorado College (5-1) puts its three-game winning streak on the line when it visits No. 7 Salisbury University on Wednesday night

"Our guys were up to the challenge of playing under the bright lights at Homewood Field and they'll be up for the challenge of playing under the bright lights at Salisbury," Woods said. "It's a big challenge, but one that we're excited about."

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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Babson played at one of the great venues in all of lacrosse on Saturday, but the experience ended on a sour note with the Beavers falling to Colorado College, 7-2, in a contest played at legendary Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University.

The Beavers (3-2) grabbed an early 1-0 lead when junior Alex Packer scored with 6:15 remaining in the opening quarter. However, Colorado College (5-1) would respond with four unanswered scores in the second and two more in the third to take a 6-1 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

Junior Brad Bero got one goal back when he tallied a man-up marker at 13:15, but Tigers goalie Chase Murphy made five of his 14 saves over the remainder of the contest to seal the eventual 7-2 win.

Senior James Whalen finished with two stops in net for the Beavers, who remain in Baltimore to take on Hamilton College on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

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