Scranton vs. Babson
March 20, 2010
The Game Story:
Babson College Pulls Away In Fourth Period En Route To 9-5 Victory Over Royals Saturday At Fitzpatrick Field
Saturday, March 20, 2010


SCRANTON, Pa.-Babson College's defense stymied The University of Scranton's offense Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

The Beavers held the Royals scoreless in the fourth period to break open a close game en route to a 9-5 victory.

Junior midfielder Andrew Packer (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) and first-year attacker Patinkin (Providence, R.I./Providence Country Day) led Babson, now 3-3, with two goals and an assist apiece and junior attacker Armand Wilson (Fairfield, Conn./Avon Old Farms), sophomore defender Robert Magner (Norwell, Mass./Thayer Academy), sophomore midfielder Cam Caruso (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East), senior midfielder Max Artz (Gates Mills, Ohio/Hawken School), and senior midfielder Jon Standen (South Hadley, Mass./Avon Old Farms) added a goal apiece.

Scranton, which suffered its fourth straight loss to fall to 2-4, was led by junior attackers Thomas Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J./Montclair Kimberly Academy) and Sean Coleman (Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic) with a goal and an assist apiece.

Despite being out-shot 48-27 and losing 13 of 18 face-offs, Babson College frustrated the Royals on defense throughout the game. The Beavers held Scranton to only one goal in 10 extra-man opportunities and caused 19 of the Royals' 33 turnovers. Babson junior defender Christian Ebert (Boxford, Mass./Middlesex School) gave Scranton fits, causing a game-high seven turnovers and coming up with seven ground balls.

Tied 3-3 at halftime and 4-4 midway through the third period, Babson took the lead for goal on back-to-back goals by Arts and Packer-both of which were set up on plays by sophomore midfielder Paul Grip (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury)-before Scranton would score what turned out to be its final goal, by freshman attacker Taylor Nelson (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) off of an assist by sophomore midfielder Colin McPoyle (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) with 11 seconds in the third period.

Babson put the game out of reach in the fourth period on goals by Magner, Wilson, and Caruso.

Senior goalie Mike Saucier (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin) stopped a game-high 14 shot while Scranton junior Jeremiah Dowiak (Hackettstown, N.J./West Morris) was credited with nine.

Also tallying a goal today for Scranton were junior attacker JP Barton (N. Brunswick, N.J./St. Joseph Metuchen) and junior midfielder Sean Milde (Succasunna, N.J./Roxbury). In three of its last four losses, the Royals have managed a combined total of just 15 goals.

Scranton will open its Landmark Conference season next Saturday, March 27, against the Rangers of Drew University at Fitzpatrick Field beginning at 1:00 p.m.