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No. 5 Field Hockey Rolls Past Springfield, 6-1

No. 5 Field Hockey Rolls Past Springfield, 6-1

BABSON PARK, Mass.—First-year Quinn Greer (Providence, R.I.) scored twice and finished with a career-high five points to help fifth-ranked Babson College defeat Springfield College, 5-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action on Friday night at MacDowell Field.

Babson, which has won three straight games, improves to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in league play, while Springfield drops to 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.

Junior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) had a goal and an assist, while seniors Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) and Catherine Gilman (Cohasset, Mass.) and junior Carla DiBiase (Winchester, Mass.) all scored once for the Beavers. Senior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) added one assist and first-goalkeeper Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) earned her seventh win without making a save.

Junior Taylor Conley (Yarmouth Port, Mass.) scored late in the second half for the Pride, which led Division III in scoring at more than six goals per game entering the night. Senior Emmalie Drake (Pittsfield, Mass.) turned away 12 shots and sophomore Wilbraham, Mass.) made a defensive save in the loss.

The Green and White jumped on top less than six minutes into the contest when Gilman jammed home the rebound after Murphy's defensive save on the goal line for a 1-0 lead. Greer doubled the advantage in the 13th minute by converting a centering feed from Roche following a turnover, and then made it 3-0 when she knocked home a rebound in front at the 16:24 mark.

DiBiase notched her sixth goal of the year five minutes into the second half for a four-goal bulge. Roche laid out to tip in a rebound at the back post just over four minutes later and Drakeley ripped a shot past Drake to give the Beavers their biggest lead of the night at 6-0 with 19:55 to go in regulation.

Springfield broke up the shutout in the 58th minute when Conley gained possession of the ball in the middle of the circle and pushed a shot through traffic and past Riley for her conference-leading 14th goal of the year.

Babson returns to action on Sunday when it travels to top-ranked Middlebury at 1 p.m., while Springfield visits Williams on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

GAME NOTES
• The Beavers are 13-18 all-time against Springfield and have won nine straight against the Pride since 2013.
• Babson has won 20 straight regular season games against NEWMAC opponents going back to 2015.
• The Green and White has scored at least three goals in all seven of its wins this season and has won 52 consecutive games when hitting the three-goal mark.
• Babson is now 35-3 in the month of September going back to 2015.

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