Red-Hot Men's Lax Pulls Away From Clark, 9-5, For Fifth Straight Win

Beavers use big second half to remain unbeaten in Pilgrim League play.


Matt Harrington '09 had three goals and three assists on Wednesday.

April 16, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Babson College men's lacrosse team extended its win streak to five games and remained unbeaten in the Pilgrim League with a 9-5 victory over Clark University at Granger Field on Wednesday night. The Beavers improved to 5-8 overall and 4-0 in league play. Clark fell to 3-9 (1-3 Pilgrim).

Senior Jason Wellemeyer (Pembroke, Mass.) notched a season-high six goals, while junior Matt Harrington (Hanover, Mass.) finished with three goals and three assists to lead Babson.

Clark got three goals from senior Andrew Webber (Allendale, N.J.) and junior Shawn Roche (Centerport, N.Y.) tallied two goals and a pair of assists.

Wellemeyer scored three of his six goals in the first quarter to stake Babson to a 4-0 lead. Clark rallied in the second period, outscoring the Beavers, 3-0. Webber put the Cougars on the board with a man-up goal at 14:03, and netted two more goals within a 4:10 span to narrow the deficit to a one-goal game (3-4).

Harrington increased Babson's lead (5-3) just 3:31 into the third period when he finished off a pass from Bryan Wilbur (Hingham, Mass.). However, Roche countered with a goal of his own to keep the Cougars within reach (4-5) with 4:51 remaining.

Three straight goals from the visitors pushed their lead up to 8-4. The Beavers defense went to work and held Clark scoreless until Roche broke through for an unassisted goal with 4:50 remaining in the game.

Clark outshot Babson, 26-22, but the Beavers held a slim 33-31 advantage in groundballs. Junior Tyler Campbell (Portland, Ore.) stopped eight shots in goal for Clark. First-year keeper Mike Saucier (Nashua, N.H.) finished with 10 saves for Babson.

 

 

Clark will travel to MIT on Saturday (2 p.m.), while Babson will host Springfield College in a battle of unbeaten league teams that same day at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Taken from a Clark University press release.

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