Comeau Tallies Defensive Save in Field Hockey Loss to Babson

Katelyn Comeau

Babson Park, MA --- Senior co-captain Colleen Kelly (Milton, MA) had three first half assists to break the all-time Babson record for assists in a career and first-year Morgan Lockwood (Feeding Hills, MA) scored five goals to set another Babson record as the Beavers sailed to a 9-0 victory over visiting WPI on Saturday afternoon in a NEWMAC contest. With the win, Babson improves to 7-2 on the season and remains undefeated in NEWMAC play at 3-0. WPI is now 4-6 on the year and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.

Lockwood scored her first of five goals just a minute into the contest and went on the score three more in the half as the Beavers took a solid 6-0 lead to enter the break. Babson never looked back and went on to score an additional three goals in the second half on their way to the 9-0 win.

The previous single-game record of four goals was held by Lockwood herself along with two other individuals from years past. The rookie scored four goals in the September 7th showdown against Eastern Connecticut State University where she also broke the record for most points in a game with 11. Lockwood, who is just nine games into her collegiate career already holds two single-game Babson records.

Kelly, a two-time All-New England player, assisted three of Lockwood's first half goals which lifted her to ten assists on the season bringing her career total to 35 and putting her on top of the all-time Babson assist list. She surpasses Babson great and two-time First Team All-American, Elise Conley '06, who held the previous record at 33 assists.

Along with Lockwood's five goals, junior forward Courtney Weaving (New Preston, CT) tallied two goals and one assist while Kelly also added a goal of her own in addition to her three assists. Sophomore Kelly Walsh (Gardner, MA) added one goal and one assist and senior co-captain Sarah Fredlund (New Preston, CT) chipped in with three assists.

Junior goalkeeper Jess Pashos (Winchester, MA) made one save in 48 minutes of play and first-year Kayla Florence (Milton, MA) finished out the game making three total saves. Sophomore Aly Caceres (Fall River, Mass.) and first-year Liz Dufresne (Worcester, Mass.) split the time in net for WPI combining for seven saves.  Junior defender Katelyn Comeau (Goffstown, NH) also made a defensive save for the Engineers.

Saturday was also Babson's third annual Play For the Cure game. As a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Babson College field hockey team accepted donations throughout the day to be given to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. The team showed their support by wearing pink tee-shirts during warm-up and the game was played with a pink Play For the Cure ball.

Babson continues NEWMAC play on Tuesday evening when the visit Clark for a 7pm game. WPI hosts MIT for a Tuesday night match at 7pm.

Release Courtesy Babson Sports Information