October 21, 2010

Wheaton drops 7-2 NEWMAC decision to Babson on Senior Day

REHOBOTH, Mass. - Freshman Morgan Lockwood (Feeding Hills, Mass./Agawam) collected three goals and senior Colleen Kelly (Milton, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) added a goal and three assists to lead the Babson College field hockey team to a 7-2 win over Wheaton College during Thursday's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Faxon Field.

Celebrating Senior Day prior to the game, Wheaton fell to 11-5 overall and is now 5-2 against league competition. Babson improved to 11-5 overall while remaining perfect in conference play at 6-0.

Kelly's assists all came in the first half, as Babson jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead.  Wheaton cut the deficit to 3-2 17:11 into the second half when junior Aliza Underhill (Corinth, Maine/Central) scored her eighth goal of the season. Freshman Eliza Kennedy (Madison, Conn./Tabor Academy) was credited with the assist.

Babson followed with four unanswered goals in the final 15:28 to break the game open. The Beavers regained their two-goal advantage on Kelly's unassisted score with 15:28 left.  Senior Sarah Fredlund (New Preston, Conn./Shepaug Valley) and Lockwood followed with goals before junior Courtney Weaving (New Preston, Conn./Shepaug Valley) notched the second of her two markers with just 24 ticks left to close out the scoring.

Senior Julia Atwood (Concord, Mass./Brooks School) tallied an unassisted goal for Wheaton in the first half. The goal was her fifth of the season.

Lyon freshman Ellie Massengill (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) finished with a season-high 15 saves, while junior Jessica Pashos (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) recorded eight saves for Babson.  The Beavers fired off 16 shots in each half in holding a 32-14 overall advantage.  Babson also took 10 of the game's 17 penalty corners.

The Lyons play their final three regular season games on the road, beginning with Saturday's conference finale at Smith College at 1:00 p.m. Wheaton remains in contention to host a NEWMAC Tournament first-round game on Tuesday, November 2.

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