BEVERLY, Mass.—First-year Emily Whitney (Rye, N.H.) scored a game-high five goals and junior Ellie Clayman (Beverly, Mass.) chipped in with four goals and one assist as Endicott College defeated visiting Babson College, 15-9, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at North Field.
With the victory, Endicott is now 2-0 on the year, while Babson drops to 0-3 overall.
Junior Rachel Secrist (Westford, Mass.) had three goals, one assist, and four draw controls to lead the Beavers. Sophomore Kayla Farina (Newton, Mass.) scored twice while also collecting two groundballs and picking up two draw controls. Junior Ali Korinis (Ridgewood, N.J.) chipped in with four draw controls and two groundballs.
Senior Callie Murphy (Woburn, Mass.) contributed three goals and two draw controls for the Gulls, while first-year Meghan Lennon (Canton, Mass.) scored once and notched game-highs of four assists and four groundballs. Senior Rachel Campos (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and junior Siri Mason (Williamstown, Mass.) each caused three turnovers on the day.
Clayman scored two of the game's first four goals as Endicott opened a 4-0 lead midway through the first half. Secrist and senior Misha Beatty (Westwood, Mass.) tallied just 56 seconds apart to cut the deficit to 4-2 with 9:53 to go in the opening period, but the Gulls closed the stanza with five unanswered goals, including four from Whitney, to build a 9-2 halftime advantage.
First-year Kiley Fischer (Marblehead, Mass.) notched her first collegiate goal with 21:35 left to play, but Endicott followed with three consecutive scores to go ahead 13-3 with 12:07 remaining. Secrist got the Beavers back within 13-5 with a pair of tallies, and first-year Francesca Giovanucci (Easton, Mass.) and Farina both scored after Clayman's fourth strike of the day to get within 14-7 with 3:06 to go.
Senior Ryan Socolow (Westford, Mass.) made 16 saves for Endicott, while senior Julie Baharestani (Syosset, N.Y.) made four stops for the Green and White, which held a 29-22 edge in shots.
The Beavers converted eight of their 10 clear attempts on the afternoon, while the Gulls had a 17-12 edge in groundballs and a 16-10 advantage on draw controls. The teams combined to go 0-for-10 on free position opportunities.
Babson travels to Bates on Tuesday at 5 p.m., while Endicott will host nationally-ranked Bowdoin on Wednesday at 7 p.m.