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).
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.