Union vs. Babson
March 19, 2011
The Game Story:
SCHENECTADY, NY – Sophomore attack Robert Young had three goals and two assists to lead Union men's lacrosse (3-1) to a 15-8 win over Babson (2-4) at Frank Bailey Field.

Junior goalie Sean Aaron made five saves in the first 51:42, while freshman goalie Devyn Jefferies stopped three shots in the final 8:18. Babson goaltender James Whalen made 17 saves, as Union outshout Babson 51-25 for the contest.

Senior attack Brendan Kinnane had a goal, two assists, and five ground balls, and senior midfielder Derek Meyer led both teams with eight ground balls, as the Dutchmen used seven third quarter goals to put the contest out of reach.

Babson got on the scoreboard first on an unassisted goal by Alex Patinkin at 10:02, but Union rattled off five straight goals in the first and second quarters to take the lead for good.

Junior attack Ted McKenna got things going for the Dutchmen, scoring his third goal of the season at 7:33. Just 23 seconds later, sophomore midfielder Kyle Christine scored his first goal of the season to give Union the lead.

Ethan Meyer scored at 4:10 to give Union a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Freshman midfielder Jonathan Andrews scored his first career goal just over a minute into the second quarter and Union added another score from Young, his first of the game, with 6:47 remaining in the half to put the Dutchmen up 5-1.

Babson's Armond Wilson scored with 2:45 to play in the half, the first of four goals on the afternoon for the Babson senior. But Young struck for his second goal of the day with 12 seconds left, taking a short pass from Kinnane and beating Whalen from in tight for a 6-2 Union lead at the half.

Andrews struck at 12:49 of the third quarter on an unassisted goal, his second of the game. Babson's Wilson struck at 11:20 with Meyer serving a pushing penalty. Union's Young added his third of the game at 10:32, while Kinnane scored at 9:40 to put the Dutchmen up 9-3. Babson's Patinkin scored at 8:02 to cut Union's lead to 9-4, but Union answered with a pair of goals from freshman attack Rob Santangelo and McKenna for an 11-4 advantage at 3:45.

Wilson would score his third of the game at 3:05, but freshman attack Nate Greenberg scored at 2:18, and classmate Pat DeBenedetto added another tally with 32 seconds remaining for Union's seventh score of the third quarter, giving the Dutchmen a 13-5 lead.

Sophomore attack Nolan Connors and DeBenedetto scored in the fourth quarter for Union, while Tom Mallon, Wilson, and Jamie Schmidt each scored for Babson.

The Dutchmen will take on Connecticut College in a neutral site game at Georgetown University on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. in their next contest.