Men's Lacrosse Thwarts Mass Maritime, 16-9, in Pilgrim League Opener
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Freshman Spencer Low (Natick, Mass.) netted four goals, while senior Alex Patinkin (Providence, R.I.) added a marker and six assists for seven points to lead Babson to a 16-9 Pilgrim Lacrosse League victory over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.
Low sparked an early four-goal outburst for the visiting Beavers (4-4, 1-0 Pilgrim) in the opening 5:36 of action as Babson raced out to a 6-2 first-quarter advantage. Senior Mike Griffin (Duxbury, Mass.) added a hat trick in a 10-minute span that lifted the visitors to an 8-4 edge at the break.
Low again sparked a three-goal Beaver run in the first 5:41 after intermission that led to Babson's second six-goal quarter of the day and a 14-5 lead through 45 minutes of play, as the visitors halted a four-match slide with the triumph.
Sophomore Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.) added a hat trick as well in the victory for Babson, which received four total points from Griffin as well as a goal and an assist off the stick of senior Scott Schachter (Rumford, R.I.). Sophomore Phil Russo (Middleton, Mass.) added a tally and won 25 of 29 face offs on the day for the Beavers, who also received goals from junior Alex Packer (Hudson, Ohio) and freshmen Scott Doten (Western Springs, Ill.) and Connor Toomey (Vero Beach, Fla.).
Senior James Whalen (Westwood, Mass.) was the benefit of Babson's first quarter outburst in earning his fourth win of the season in goal for the visitors, as senior Ryan Lee (Wallingford, Conn.) and junior Adam Daroff (Pepper Pike, Ohio) each made a save on the day.
Freshman Anthony Kurylak (Rye, N.H.) collected his first career hat trick in the setback for the host Buccaneers (2-4, 0-1 Pilgrim), while junior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.) made 21 stops through three quarters of action in net.
Next up for Babson will be a non-conference road game at ninth-ranked Tufts this coming Tuesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: Taken from a Massachusetts Maritime press release.