BABSON PARK, Mass. - Senior tri-captains Lindsay Bucci (Medford, Mass.) and Jackie Godfrey (Franklin, Mass.) recorded six points apiece as the 12th-ranked Babson College women's lacrosse defeated visiting Eastern Connecticut State University, 17-4, in a non-conference contest at Babson's MacDowell Field on Sunday afternoon. It was the second straight victory to start the year for the Beavers (2-0), while the Warriors (0-1) fell in their season opener.
Bucci led all players with four goals to go with a pair of assists, while Godfrey netted two scores and assisted on four others. Junior Anna Collins (Winchester, Mass.) added three goals for Babson, while senior tri-captain Jess Parker (Cataumet, Mass.), first-year Trisha Babson (Duxbury, Mass.), and first-year Erin Daley (Darien, Conn.) each contributed two scores. Junior Kaitlyn Pettengill (Hopkinton, Mass.) recorded one goal and two assists, and sophomore Sam Sulliman (Rye, N.Y.) rounded out the Beavers' scoring with one goal. Sophomore Sarah Macary (Woodbury, Conn.) played just over 46 minutes in net, finishing with four saves.
Sophomore Ashley Del Vecchio (Fairfield, Conn.), junior Brooke Wayte (Bellport, N.Y.), junior Katie Beers (Trumbull, Conn.), and first-year Nicole Shusdock (Norwalk, Conn.) each scored one goal in defeat for ECSU, while first-year goalie Kristianna Ibsen (Shelton, Conn.) went the distance in net, making 11 saves.
Babson jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage, as Bucci and Collins each netted goals in the first 1:22. The Warriors then cut their deficit in half with a goal by Wayte at 27:27, but the Beavers rattled off nine unanswered goals over the remainder of the period - seven of which came in the next 10 minutes - to take a commanding 11-1 lead into the break. Babson then scored six of the first seven goals in the second half, including two by Parker, before ECSU struck twice in the final nine seconds of regulation for the 17-4 final.