TROY, N.Y.—Sophomore Mason O'Hanlon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) scored twice and junior Matthew MacCune (Braintree, Mass.) contributed a goal and an assist for the Babson College men's lacrosse team, which suffered a 14-8 loss to 18th-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at East Campus Field.
Babson, which has dropped three straight games, slips to 2-3 on the year, while Rensselaer improves to 4-0 overall.
Seniors Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Eric Torbett (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), junior Thomas Jung (Vienna, Va.) and sophomores Will Messner (South Kingstown, R.I.) and Ethan Carpenter (Orlando, Fla.) all had a goal for the Beavers. Classmate John Antaya (Duxbury, Mass.) finished with six ground balls and three caused turnovers, first-years Jack Gregory (Mendham, N.J.) and Hutch Torregrossa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) combined to win 14-of-24 face-offs while picking up 11 ground balls, and junior Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made 11 saves in the loss.
Junior Owen Putman (Round Lake, NY.) scored four times and senior Lucas Bastarache (Wayland, Mass.) added three goals and one assist for four points to lead the Engineers. Classmate Keaton Ackerman (Erieville, N.Y.) recorded two ground balls and two caused turnovers and sophomore Brian Dougherty (Glenelg, Md.) made seven of the team's 10 saves in the first half to pick up his third win of the season.
Senior Will Killeen (Islip, N.Y.), classmate JT Kelly (Acton, Mass.) and Putnam all scored over the final 6:50 of the first quarter to help Rensselaer build a 3-0 lead. Mishkind got the Green and White on the board with a man-up tally at 10:21 of the second, but the Engineers answered with four straight goals from four different players to extend their advantage to 7-1 with 4:59 to go until halftime.
McCune notched his first goal of the season 49 seconds before the break, but Rensselaer got two tallies from Putnam and a goal and two assists from first-year Cooper Urban (Glen Mills, Pa.) as part of a five-goal third-quarter run that put the hosts in front 12-2 less than midway through the period.
Jung and Torbett scored late in the stanza and the Beavers dominated the hosts over the final 15 minutes. The Green and White, which outshot Rensselaer in the fourth 16-4, got two goals from O"Hanlon and makers from both Carpenter and Messner to get within six with less than five minutes to play.
Babson scored the only two man-up goals of the day and finished with a 42-33 edge in ground balls. The Engineers were successful on 20-of-23 clears and forced the Beavers into 25 turnovers.
Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson hosts Bowdoin at 5 p.m., while Rensselaer takes on Plattsburgh State at 4 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 0-3 all-time against Rensselaer.
• Babson, which entered the day having been successful on 89.7 percent of its clears over the first four games, was successful on just 11 clears in 21 chances on Saturday.
• The Beavers killed off its only two penalties on Saturday and has now allowed just one goal on their opponents' 16 man-up chances in five games this spring.