Worcester, Mass. – The nation's tenth ranked team, Babson College, rebounded from their only loss so far this season with 4-0 win over Clark University in New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) field hockey action on Friday evening.
Reigning league rookie of the year Lauren Drakeley (Woodbury, Conn.) finished with two goals, while Elise Towers (Cicero, N.Y.) added a goal and two assists.
Score: Babson 4, Clark 0
Records: Babson 6-1, 1-0 NEWMAC, Clark 3-3, 0-1 NEWMAC
Location: Granger Turf Field, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
The Beavers wasted little time getting their offense going as Towers set up Drakeley just 2:21 into the contest.
Babson quickly doubled their lead when Towers scored off of a scramble out in front of the goal.
Their third marker of the opening stanza came off of a corner where Drakeley weaved through the Clark defense and unleashed a blistering shot that banged the back of the cage.
Babson tacked on a goal in the second half when Towers was again the playmaker, connecting with Stacy Swallow (South Portland, Maine) for her fifth marker of the season.
The Green and White controlled the stat sheet, finishing with a 33-0 edge in shots and a 17-0 advantage in penalty corners.
Clark netminder Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) did all she could, turning aside a career-best 14 shots.
News You Need:
The Beavers have now extended their winning streak over the Cougars to 13 straight meetings dating back to 2004 and take the lead in the overall series, 16-15-2.
The Cougars wrap up their five match homestand on Tuesday with a visit from Daniel Webster. That match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Babson, meanwhile, has little time to recover, as they return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Union at 1:00 p.m.