BABSON PARK, Mass. - Babson juniors Kaitlyn Pettengill (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Anna Collins (Winchester, Mass.) combined for thirteen goals as the Beavers defeated visiting Endicott College 20-7 on Saturday afternoon at MacDowell Field. With the win, Babson improves to 10-2 on the season and Endicott is now 10-4.
In the first half, Endicott's Valerie Feldman (Albany, N.Y.) scored the first goal of the game at the 28:12 mark. It didn't take the Beavers long to answer back while going on a 6-0 run to put them up 6-1 with 24:50 remaining in the half. Endicott put two more goals on the board to bring the Gulls to within three, 6-3, but Babson then went on another run scoring four unanswered goals to put the Beavers up 10-3. An unassisted goal by Feldman with 1:13 remaining resulted in the 10-4 halftime score.
Endicott scored two of the first three goals in the second half to cut their deficit to five but the Gulls would get no closer as Babson went on to score the next four goals to extend their lead, 15-6, en route to the 20-7 Babson victory.
Pettengill had a game high seven goals and Collins tallied six goals and three assists for nine points while picking up four groundballs. Senior tri-captain Lindsay Bucci (Medford, Mass.) scored four goals while senior Jess Parker (Cataumet, Mass.) and sophomores Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Alyssa Hood (Newport, R.I.) each added one goal in the win. First-year Trisha Babson (Duxbury, Mass.) had a game high five draw controls. Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Macary (Woodbury, Conn.) made 14 saves and picked up four groundballs playing all 60 minutes for the Beavers.
For Endicott, Feldmen led with four goals and Rebecca Bushnel (Guilford, Conn.), Alex Pearce (Underhill, Vt.) and Sara Gunter (Kennebunk, Maine) each added one. Bushnel and Gunter each possessed a team high four draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Molly Hamel (North Yarmouth, Maine) played 41 minutes making seven saves and first-year Leah Neff (South Berwick, Maine) made six saves in the final 19 minutes.
Babson will continue play on Tuesday evening at MIT for a 6pm NEWMAC contest and Endicott will travel to Salve Regina on Wednesday for a 4pm game.