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Men's Lacrosse Defeats Babson, 14-13, To Win ECAC Championship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., - May 12, 2002 - Springfield College sophomore attackman Paul Purdy (Brewster, N.Y.) scored three goals and three assists to earn most valuable player honors and lead the Pride to the 14-13 overtime win versus Babson College in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Tournament Championship, sponsored by Commonwealth Lacrosse.

In a contest that saw eight ties, Springfield (13-6) freshman midfielder Kevin Warnock (Somers, Conn.) scored the game-winner 27 seconds into overtime, on a feed from sophomore midfielder Craig Gibson (South Salem, N.Y.). Purdy also added two goals and three assists in the Pride's 13-10 semifinal win over Wheaton College, and registered two goals and an assist in an 18-10 win versus Endicott College in the first round of the tournament.

Babson (12-5) sophomore attackman Tim Armenta (Kennebunk, Maine) was credited with two goals and two assists for the Beavers.

Springfield head coach Keith Bugbee picked up his 199th career victory in his 19th season on the SC sidelines. Springfield also won the ECAC Division III New England title in 1998, before falling in the championship game in 1999.

Babson College (12--5) 4 1 5 3 0 - 13 Springfield College (13-6) 4 5 1 3 1 - 14

Babson Goals: Devin Collins (3), James Flavin (2), Daryl Hasen (2) Jared Connell (2), Tim Armenta (2), Charles Roberts, Todd MacDowell, Assists: Tim Armenta (2), James Flavin, Daryl Hasen Saves: Paul Defina 8 Man-up: 3-for-5

Springfield Goals: Craig Gibson (4), Paul Purdy (3), Bill Metzger (3), Brian Endicott, Eric Valentino, Mark Maitland, Kevin Warnock Assists: Paul Purdy (3), Craig Gibson (2), Bill Metzger, Kevin Warnock, Adam Cost Saves: P.J. Rovinelli 8 Man-up: 1-for-2

Facoffs Won: Babson 13, Springfield 16

Ground Balls: Babson 26 , Springfield 38

Shots: Babson 29, Springfield 36

Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: B - Jared Connell (unassisted) 14:14; B - Devin Collins (Tim Armenta) 13:07; S - Bill Metzger (Craig Gibson) 12:36; S - Gibson (unassisted) 7:45; B - Charles Roberts (James Flavin) 6:42; S - Paul Purdy (Metzger) 5:40; S - Metzger (Purdy) 2:39; B - Armenta (unassisted) :41.

2nd Quarter: S - Gibson (Purdy) 14:39; S - Gibson (unassisted) 12:55; S - Gibson (Purdy) 9:56; S - Brian Endicott (unassisted) 8:00; B - Todd MacDowell (unassisted) 3:58; S - Metzger (Kevin Warnock) 1:35.

3rd Quarter: B - Flavin (Armenta) 11:11 (man-up); B - Daryl Hasen (unassisted) 10:41; B - Collins (unassisted) 6:28; B - Connell (Hasen) 6:06 (man-up); S - Purdy (unassisted) 3:56 (man-up); B - Armenta (unassisted) 3:01.

4th Quarter: S - Purdy (unassisted) 14:10; B - Hasen (unassisted) 10:41; S - Eric Valentino (Adam Cost) 9:47 (man-up); B - Collins (unassisted) 7:11 (man-up); B - Flavin (unassisted) 6:41; S - Mark Maitland (unassisted) 6:26.

Overtime: S - Warnock (Gibson) 3:33.
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