BABSON PARK, Mass. - Junior midfielder Anna Collins (Winchester Mass.) scored seven goals and added one assist Friday afternoon as Babson College powered past Plymouth State University at MacDowell Field, 22-3, in the women's lacrosse season opener for both schools.
The Beavers, ranked 11th in the nation the Division III coaches' national pre-season poll, got off to a quick start, scoring three goals in the first two and a half minutes. Six of Collins' seven goals came in the first half and five different players scored for the Beavers who led at halftime, 14-0.
Plymouth State scored their three goals in the final 10 minutes of play. Junior Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass.) and freshmen Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) and Nicole Grover (Yarmouth, Maine) each tallied an unassisted goal for the Panthers.
Ten different players scored goals for Babson. Junior Kaityln Pettengill (Hopkinton, Mass.) scored four goals and had one assist and first-year Trisha Babson (Duxbury, Mass.) tallied three goals and four assists in her collegiate debut. Senior Lindsay Bucci (Medford, Mass.) scored two goals and added one assist. Bridget McCurdy (Weston,Mass), Ellen McCurdy (Weston, Mass.), Jackie Godfrey (Franklin, Mass.), Jess Parker (Cataumet, Mass.), Alyssa Hood (Newport, R.I.), and Marissa Monaco (Quincy, Mass.) all scored one goal in the victory.
The Beavers outshot their opponents 38-11 and picked up 22 groundballs on the day. The teams were almost even in draw controls with Babson winning 14 of the 27. Plymouth's Brianna Davis won a game-high five draw controls.
Babson sophomore Sarah Macary (Woodbury, Conn.) and junior Laura Bronner (Greenwich, Conn.) split the time in goal. Macary made two saves in the first half and shutout the Panthers, while Bronner had one save in the second half. Freshman goalie Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) had eight saves in the Panther goal in her collegiate debut.
PSU plays another game in the Boston area on Saturday at 12 noon at Wellesley College. The Beavers are home again on Sunday for a non-conference match against Eastern Connecticut State University at 1:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Babson Sports Information)
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