|BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Junior captain Alex Patinkin (Providence, R.I.) scored three goals and junior goalie James Whalen (Westwood, Mass.) made 13 saves in net as the Babson College men's lacrosse team opened its 2012 season with a thrilling 8-6 victory over 20th-ranked Skidmore College at MacDowell Field on Saturday.|
In addition to Patinkin's three goals, Babson (1-0) received two scores from junior Jamie Schmidt (Shelburne, Vt.) and one goal and one assist piece from sophomore Brad Bero (Carlisle, Mass.) and first-year Phil Russo (Middleton, Mass.). Senior Scott Schachter (Rumford, R.I.) also chipped in with a goal for the Beavers, while seniors Paul Grip (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Brian Magner (Norwell, Mass.) each added assists.