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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. Colorado College

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. Colorado College

Men's Lacrosse vs. Colorado College
Thursday, March 23—11:30 a.m.
CNL Stadium (Lake Highland Prep)—Orlando, Fla.


Babson and Colorado College will meet for the fifth consecutive season on Thursday morning in Orlando. The Beavers are 0-4 all-time against the Tigers, which includes a two-goal loss last season in Lakeland, Fla.

Senior Austin Davie scored six goals and sophomore Tyler Borko notched four goals and three assists as Colorado College edged Babson, 16-13, on March 19, 2016, in Lakeland, Fla. Junior Austin Fabel finished with three goals and three assists for six points and Brendan Coan '16 scored three times for the Beavers.

Colorado College (5-2) had its two-game winning streak snapped with a 10-6 loss to fifth-ranked St. Lawrence on Tuesday. Junior Robbie Stern had four goals and sophomore Tom Haller scored twice for the Tigers, who got 17 saves from first-year goaltender Andrew Harwood. Davie (13-13-26) and Stern (22-3-25) have combined for 51 points over the first seven games, while sophomore Parker Woo is winning 73.5 percent of his face-offs and leads the team with 45 ground balls. Junior Riley Hoffman has picked up 18 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers in front of Harwood, who has posted a 7.46 goals against average and a .588 save percentage in seven starts.

Babson (2-3) is looking to rebound from an 11-8 loss to fifth-ranked St. Lawrence on Sunday. Sophomores Samuel Mishkind and Brendan Duffy both scored twice and junior Jordan Shapiro made a season-high 15 saves for the Beavers, who trailed 7-1 at the half. First-year Owen Allen (10-4-14) and Duffy (9-5-14) have combined for five man-up goals, and sophomore Niall Dillon (7-6-13) leads the squad in assists. First-year Kevin Klempner is winning 50 percent of his face-offs and leads the Green and White with 26 ground balls, while junior Jack O'Donoghue has scooped up 23 ground balls to go along with a team-high eight caused turnovers. Shapiro and first-year Christopher Aranalde have combined to post a 10.19 goals against average and a .569 save percentage on the year.

The Beavers enter Thursday's game ranked ninth in Division III with an .896 clearing percentage.

The Green and White has five players that have scored six or more goals on the year, which includes Mishkind, who has tallied six of his eight markers over the last two contests.

The Beavers have assisted on 64.3 percent of their goals this season.