Big First Half Sends Babson Past Men's Soccer

Big First Half Sends Babson Past Men's Soccer

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Justin Laurenzo (Park Ridge, N.J.) scored twice and Babson College built a four-goal halftime lead on its way to a 6-0 victory over visiting Lesley University in non-conference men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.

Babson, which is ranked ninth in New England, is now 5-1-0, while Lesley, which saw its three-game unbeaten streak come to an end, drops to 2-3-1.

Laurenzo scored both of his markers in the first half for the Beavers, who also got goals from juniors Andrew Gonzalez (Durahm, Conn.), James Rosso (Hingham, Mass.) and Mario Vicente (Miami, Fla.), and sophomore Moses Lim (Torrance, Calif.). Seniors Brenden Matthews (Marlborough, Mass.) and Peter Van Noppen (Providence, R.I.), sophomore Shane Mandel (Syosset, N.Y.), and first-year Christopher Doire (Mansfield, Mass.) each contributed an assist.

Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 13th minute with his second goal in as many games, heading in a corner kick from Matthews. Vicente extended the lead to 2-0 just 10 minutes later with his first career goal just moments after coming in as a substitute. The junior midfielder collected a loose ball at the top of the box and ripped a blast inside the right post.

Laurenzo notched his first goal of the game at the 30:01 mark off a feed from Mandel, and then converted a penalty kick for his fourth goal of the year in the 34th minute after Mandel was taken down in the box to make it 4-0.

Babson added a pair of tallies in the second half as they rolled to the 6-0 victory.

The Lynx will be back in action on Wednesday, September 17th when they host Emerson College in the annual Charles River Cup. Kickoff is slated for 8:00p.

Portions of this release courtesy Babson College Sports Information