Beavers Rout Lyons to Record 16th Straight Conference Road Win
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.—Senior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Millie Brady (Far Hills, N.J.) each scored twice to help 19th-ranked Babson College defeat Mount Holyoke College, 6-2, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.
With its third straight win, Babson improves to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in league play, while Mount Holyoke slips to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC.
Junior Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) and sophomore Quinn Greer (Providence, R.I.) also scored for the Beavers, who got an assist from junior Ellie Bisceglia (Kenilworth, Ill.). Junior Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) stopped the only shot she faced over the first three quarters before being replaced by junior Madison Adler (Stratham, N.H.) who made two fourth-quarter saves.
Sophomore Margaret Robb (Summit, N.J.) and junior Mirei Golding-Powers (San Francisco, Calif.) both finished with a goal for the Lyons, who got seven saves from senior Morgan Turner (Chester, N.J.) and four from junior Maddie Miller (Marblehead, Mass.).
Brady gave the Green and White a 1-0 lead just 1:25 into the contest when she converted a feed from Bisceglia following a penalty corner. Roche doubled the advantage with the first of her two goals at the 10:07 mark, and Brady notched her fourth goal of the season with 15 seconds to go in the opening quarter to make it 3-0.
Paro struck for her second marker of the season in the 28th minute and Roche notched her team-leading seventh tally with 31 seconds remaining in the second quarter pushing the margin to 5-0 at the half. Greer capped Babson's scoring with her second goal in as many games 3:53 into the third period.
Mount Holyoke broke up the shutout on Robb's sixth tally of the fall with 11:06 to go in the contest. Golding-Powers then struck for her third goal of the season with 41 seconds remaining.
The Beavers outshot the Lyons 20-14 for the game, which included a 15-4 margin in the first half, and finished with a slim 6-5 edge in corners.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday at 4 p.m. as Babson wraps up a five-game road swing at Wellesley, while Mount Holyoke travels to Simmons.
• The Beavers are 22-15-3 all-time against Mount Holyoke and have won the last five meetings in the series.
• Babson has won 29 straight regular season games against NEWMAC opponents, a streak that includes 16 straight conference victories on the road.
• Roche has now scored in 13 straight NEWMAC regular season games going back to 2017, and has totaled 21 goals during the streak.
• The Beavers are averaging 4.67 goals through their first three conference games.