COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Sophomore Spencer Low (Natick, Mass.) scored four goals and classmate John Harrison (Pembroke, Mass.) contributed two goals and three assists helping Babson College cruise past Southwestern University, 12-8, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Friday evening at Washburn Field.
With the victory, Babson is now 3-5 on the year, while Southwestern slips to 5-3 overall.
First-year John Higgins (Duxbury, Mass.) scored a career-high three goals, and junior Christian Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) led the Beavers with seven groundballs and three caused turnovers. First-year Daniel Madden (West Islip, N.Y.) chipped in with six groundballs, and classmate Connor Hinton (Florham Park, N.J.) won 15-of-18 face-offs in the win.
First-year Matthew Montagne (Fairfax, Va.) led the Pirates with two goals and two assists, while junior Jackson Timian (Southlake, Texas) scored twice and had one assist to go along with a team-high five groundballs.
Babson took control of the game by scoring the first five goals on its way to building an 8-1 halftime lead. Sophomore Alex Youngwall (Huntington, N.Y.) got the Green and White on the board at the 10:06 mark of the opening quarter, and Low and senior Alex Packer (Hudson, Ohio) followed with goals to make it 3-0 with 3:41 left in the first. Junior Alex Bunick (Millis, Mass.) scored with 1:08 to go in the period to push the lead to four, and Low notched his second goal of the game just 2:21 into the second for a 5-0 edge.
Senior Carter Cowan (Austin, Texas) got Southwestern on the board with 9:39 to until halftime, but the Beavers tacked on three more goals to push their advantage to seven after 30 minutes.
Low notched his fourth goal of the day 2:23 into the third quarter, and Higgins and Harrison followed with back-to-back tallies, capping a six-goal run to give Babson an 11-1 lead with 4:22 to go in the stanza.
The Pirates, which were outshot 37-23 for the game, held a 12-2 edge in the final stanza and outscored the Beavers 6-0 for the final margin.
Sophomore Charlie Fisher (Memphis, Tenn.) made four saves over the first 36:30 for Southwestern before giving way to junior AJ Cole (Austin, Texas), who stopped five shots over the final 23:30.
The Green and White held a 42-27 edge in groundballs and won 18-for-24 face-offs.
Babson will travel to the University of New England on Wednesday at 4 p.m., while Southwestern will remain in Colorado Springs to face Colorado College on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.