NEW LONDON, Conn.--Bryn McGillivray (Westwood, Mass.) buried a hit from the left side of the scoring circle with 21:18r remaining to lift the Connecticut College field hockey to a 2-1 triumph against Babson College on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field.
The Camels evened their mark at 1-1 while the visiting Beavers suffered their first setback, slipping to 2-1.
Connecticut College celebrated the first victory for their recently appointed head coach Chrissy Needham.
The Camels took the early lead in the 10th minute of action. Maggie Rakovic (Narragansett, R.I.) played a ball through the crease to Meghan Lembo (Southington, Conn.) who found the back of the cage with the score.
But the Beavers bounced back with 6:20 remaining in the first stanza. Caroline Malone (Walpole, Mass.) collected a loose ball in a scramble out in front and controlled it to Victoria Spofford (Merrimac, Mass.) who tipped it in for the visitors to make it a 1-1 game.
But the Camels cashed in one of their seven corners with 21:18 remaining.
Cheyanne Asplundh (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) made a nice feed from the center of the circle to McGillivray, who unloaded with a blast to put the hosts on top for good.
Junior Kayla Costa (Watertown, Mass.) made six saves for the Beavers in the setback.
Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made five saves en route to the victory for the Camels.