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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. Trinity

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. Trinity

Men's Lacrosse vs. Trinity
Tuesday, March 28—4 p.m.
MacDowell Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES

Babson and Trinity will meet for the seventh time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1980. The Beavers are 1-5 all-time against the Bantams and have dropped the last four meetings between the squads.

LAST MEETING
Junior John Caraviello had three goals and two assists and Ryan DiSimone had three goals for Trinity as the Bantams ran past Babson, 16-6, in Hartford, Conn., on March 22, 2016. Senior Connor Flaherty and junior Axel Brown each had a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who got a combined 18 saves from junior Jordan Shapiro and Kenan Glasgold. Henry Coote stopped 19 shots for the Bantams.

LAST BABSON WIN
The Beavers defeated Trinity, 16-9, during the 1981 season.  

SCOUTING THE BANTAMS
Trinity (2-4) has dropped three straight games after suffering a 22-9 loss at second-ranked Tufts on Saturday. Junior Jack Stallman and sophomore Teddy Myers each scored twice for the Bantams, who were outscored 13-2 in the middle quarters. Junior Jack Sharrio (8-6-14) has scored three man-up goals, sophomore Ben MacShane (5-6-11) is tied for the team lead in assists, and classmate Scott Morgan is winning 48.9 of his face-offs and leads the squad with 18 ground balls. Senior Reid McCool has contributed 14 ground balls and six caused turnovers, while junior goaltender Woody Hamilton owns an 11.09 goals against average and a .567 save percentage in six starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (3-3) is looking for its first two-game winning streak of the season after defeating Colorado College, 11-9, last Thursday. Sophomore Samuel Mishkind finished with four goals and two assists and junior Austin Fabel chipped in with three goals and one assist for the Beavers, who got 15 saves from first-year goaltender Christopher Aranalde. First-year Owen Allen (11-5-16), Mishkind (12-3-15) and sophomore Brendan Duffy (10-5-15) have combined for 46 points, while first-year Kevin Klempner has won 50.5 percent of his face-offs and scooped up 33 face-offs. Junior Jack O'Donoghue leads the Green and White with 34 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers, and Aranalde has posted a 9.53 goals against average and a .609 save percentage in four appearances.

TAMING THE TIGERS
O'Donoghue scooped up a career-high 11 ground balls and caused a season-high five turnovers to help the Beavers earn their first win over Colorado College. Additionally, first-year Tyler Patterson tied his career high with four caused turnovers, while senior Zach Cattaruzza chipped in with three ground balls and a season-high three forced turnovers.

EFFICIENT OFFENSE
The Green and White shot a season-high 29.7 percent against Colorado College, despite attempting a season-low 37 shots. Additionally, Babson committed just 14 turnovers, which is its lowest total of the year.

BEAVERS IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
The Green and White ranks 11th among Division III teams in caused turnovers per game (13.17), and has converted 88.5 percent of its clears, which is good for 12th in the country.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 20-4 since the start of the 2014-15 campaign when scoring at least 11 goals.

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