BABSON PARK, Mass.—Six different players scored and senior Ben Holman (Ashland, Mass.) finished with a career-high three assists to help Babson College defeat visiting New England College, 6-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
Babson, which is unbeaten in its last two matches, improves to 4-3-1 on the year, while New England College drops to 5-5-0 after having its four-game winning streak snapped.
Senior Alex Crompton (Killington, Vt.) and sophomores Mitchell Collins (Burlington, Mass.) and Eamon Keenan (East Greenwich, R.I.) all recorded a goal and an assist for the Beavers. Fellow sophomore Liam Hanlon (Boxborough, Mass.) and first-years RJ Parrilla (Pawcatuck, Conn.) and Samuel Smith (Farmington, Maine) also scored in the rout, while rookie Noah Labelle (Bradenton, Fla.) picked up the first assist of his career.
Senior Steven Heintzelman (Middleton, Mass.) did not have to make a save in recording his second consecutive shutout.
Junior goalkeeper Robbie Ferguson (Hopkinton, N.H.) finished with 10 saves for the Pilgrims, who were outshot 32-1.
Crompton opened the scoring less than 10 minutes into the match with his first goal of the season. Collins one-timed first-year Ryan Grund's (Princeton Junction, N.J.) cross from the right wing off the post and Crompton flicked the rebound past Ferguson to give the Green and White a 1-0 lead.
Keenan collected the first goal of his career in the 34th minute by heading home Holman's corner kick to make it 2-0, and Hanlon followed with a powerful header inside the back post off another Holman corner to extend the margin to 3-0 in the 40th minute. Smith capped the first-half barrage with his first marker of the year just 32 seconds before halftime. The New England College defense misplayed a long ball by sophomore Ben Cawood (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Smith made a run through the center of the box to put away Holman's cross with a sliding finish extending the Beavers' advantage to 4-0.
Collins scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 57th minute, and Parilla capped the scoring with his first collegiate tally just over five minutes later. Labelle headed down a long ball by Keenan and Parilla ripped a 20-yard blast past the diving Ferguson extending the lead to 6-0.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Springfield for a 12 p.m. start, while the Pilgrims visit nationally-ranked Amherst next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 6-3-0 all-time against New England College.
• Holman recorded Babson's first three-assist game since 2015 and is now one of just four players to collect three helpers in a match for the Beavers going back to 2010.
• Prior to Wednesday, Babson's last four-goal half came in a 4-0 win over Lesley on September 12, 2017.
• The Beavers are now 10-2-1 over their last 13 matches at home.