Babson vs. Mit
April 23, 2002
The Game Story:
WELLESLEY, MASS. -- The Babson College men?s lacrosse team held the visiting Massachusetts Institute of Technology to just three second half goals on its way to an 16-9 victory in Pilgrim League action on Tuesday night. With the win, the Beavers (8-4, 4-1 PL) clinched a spot in next week?s Pilgrim League Tournament.

Babson held a slim 8-6 lead at halftime, but the Beavers? defense clamped down in the second half, holding MIT to just two goals in the third quarter and one more in the fourth. At the other end of the field, first-year Jared Connell (Yarmouth, Maine) tallied two goals and two assists in the final 30 minutes as Babson ran away with the 16-9 win. Connell finished with a total of five points in the victory, while junior James Flavin (Littleton, Colo.), sophomore Todd MacDowell (Wayland, Mass.), and senior Devin Collins (Binghamton, N.Y.) each added four points apiece.

Junior Paul DeFina (Concord, Mass.) made 15 saves in net to lead the Babson defense, while first-year Christopher Ng (East Meadow, N.Y.) and junior Justin Raveche (Hoboken, N.J.) combined to stop 16 shots in goal for MIT (5-5, 2-3 PL).