Barsalou Lifts Babson Past UNE in Double Overtime

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Junior midfielder Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored with 1:09 gone in double overtime to give Babson a 5-4 non-conference victory over University of New England on Thursday afternoon (Mar. 27) at the Big Blue Turf.

After a dodge at the top of the box, Barsalou put his second marker of the contest just inside the right post for the game-winner. The Beavers improve to 4-5 on the year, while the Nor'easters slip back to 3-6 overall.

The teams were never separated by more than one score all day, as each side tallied a goal per period during regulation. Babson had the best look at ending things In the first extra session, but UNE first-year goalie Joe Medel (Chesapeake, Va.) stuffed a point-blank try by senior Alex Packer (Hudson, Ohio) just off the left post.

Barsalou finished with four points, setting up both goals that sophomore Scott Doten (Western Springs, Ill.) netted after halftime. Packer opened the game with a goal of his own less than seven minutes into the match.

Senior Adam Daroff (Pepper Pike, Ohio) turned away 17 shots to backstop the Beavers. Junior Christian Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) had team-highs of five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

The Nor'easters received goals from first-year Connor Leggett (Sunderland, Vt.), seniors Dan O'Gorman (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) and Patrick Wolfe (Phippsburg, Maine), and first-year Dan Auger (Nashua, N.H.). Junior Geoff Bruno (Durham, Conn.) added a pair of assists.

Medel posted 14 saves between the pipes for Big Blue. Sophomore Nick George (West Simsbury, Conn.) scooped up a game-best seven ground balls, and junior Steven Hughes (Flemington, N.J.) had five caused turnovers.

Babson -- which finished with a 39-33 edge in shots -- is slated to visit Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday (7:00 p.m.).

UNE heads to Salve Regina University for a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) game the same afternoon (3:00 p.m.).

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Junior Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored his second goal of the game 1:09 into the second overtime, lifting visiting Babson past the University of New England, 5-4, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon at the Big Blue Turf.

With its second consecutive victory, Babson is now 4-5 on the year, while UNE drops to 3-6 overall.

After both teams got one shot on goal in the first overtime period, the Beavers had the only possession of the second extra session after junior Alex Bunick (Millis, Mass.) won the opening face-off and collected the ensuing groundball. Following a timeout, Barsalou dodged a defender at the top of the box and fired a shot that slipped inside the right post for the game winner.

The teams were never separated by more than one score all day, as each side tallied a goal per period during regulation. Babson had the best look at ending things in the first extra session, but UNE first-year goalie Joe Medel (Chesapeake, Va.) stuffed a point-blank try by senior Alex Packer (Hudson, Ohio) just off the left post.

Barsalou finished with four points, setting up both goals that sophomore Scott Doten (Western Springs, Ill.) netted after halftime. Packer opened the game with a goal of his own less than seven minutes into the match.

Senior Adam Daroff (Pepper Pike, Ohio) turned away a career-high 17 shots to backstop the Beavers. Junior Christian Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) had team-highs of five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

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