April 9, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Explodes Past MIT, 20-3

BABSON PARK, Mas. -- Senior captain Taylor Kralovenec (Cos Cob, Conn.) and junior Misha Beatty (Westwood, Mass.) combined for 11 goals and 17 points as the Babson College women's lacrosse team exploded for a season-high 20 goals in a 20-3 victory over MIT in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at MacDowell Field on Tuesday night.

Beatty led all players with six goals and three assists for nine points, while Kralovenec added five goals and one helper for six points for Babson (5-5, 2-1 NEWMAC). Senior captain Jameson Spang (Kennebunk, Maine) added four goals and a team-high five draw controls, sophomore Rachel Secrist (Westford, Mass.) tacked on two goals and two assists, and junior goalkeeper Julie Baharestani (Syosset, N.Y.) finished with three saves and team-highs of three groundballs and two caused turnovers.

MIT (4-8, 1-3 NEWMAC) was led by senior captain Laura Wacker (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who finished with two goals, and first-year Kira Schott (New Canaan, Conn.), who scored one goal and recorded three draw controls. Sophomore Emma Kane (Garden City, N.Y.) picked up the the Engineers' lone assist in the contest, while first-year Paige Kennedy (Eastchester, N.Y.) recorded four saves in net.

Kralovenec got Babson off to a quick start, scoring the game's first three goals in a span of less than two minutes from 25:16 to 23:37. The two teams then played evenly for the next 11 minutes, splitting the six goals scored during that span. However, it was all Beavers from that point on, as the hosts netted five straight goals to end the first half and then tallied nine unanswered tallies in the second to run away with the 20-3 win.

GAME NOTES: Babson is 3-0 at MacDowell Field this season and has won seven consecutive regular season games at home dating back to last spring... The Beavers have won 26 of their 29 meetings with MIT all-time in a series that dates back to 1992, including 14 straight against the Engineers since 2004... Secrist and Kralovenec have each tallied at least three points in seven straight games.

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