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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Rensselaer

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Rensselaer

Men's Lacrosse at Rensselaer
Wednesday, April 12—6 p.m.
ECAV Stadium—Troy, N.Y.

LAST MEETING
Babson and Rensselaer will meet for the first time on Wednesday evening.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
Rensselaer (7-3) has won six of its last seven games following a 12-6 victory over Union on Saturday. Zach Lukas scored four times and JT Kelly and Owen Putnam scored two goals apiece for the Engineers, who got nine saves from David Gibbs and outscored the Dutchmen 5-1 in the fourth quarter. Breanainn McNeally (34-21-55) ranks 21st nationally in scoring, while Kelly (13-22-35) leads the squad in assists. Oliver Kaija has won 52.1 percent of his face-offs to go along with 31 ground balls, Peter Adorno leads the team with 19 caused turnovers, and Gibbs has posted an 8.85 goals against average and .588 save percentage in 10 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (4-5) is looking to snap a two-game skid after suffering a 13-10 loss at MIT on Saturday. Sophomore Samuel Mishkind and first-year Owen Allen each scored twice for the Beavers, who were unable to hold onto their three-goal halftime lead. Mishkind (20-4-24) and Allen (16-5-21) have both scored three man-up goals, while sophomore Brendan Duffy (11-7-18) is tied for the team lead in assists. First-year Kevin Klempner has won 51.9 percent of his face-offs, junior Jack O'Donoghue paces the defense with 58 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers, and first-year goaltender Christopher Aranalde has posted a 9.12 goals against average and ranks 10th in Division III in save percentage (.610).

TURNING TEAMS OVER
Led by O'Donoghue, who ranks 17th nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.56), the Beavers rank 16th in Division III with 12.22 forced turnovers per game.

CONSISTENT PRODUCTION
Mishkind has scored at least two goals in six consecutive games, Duffy has at least one point in each of his last 16 games, and Allen junior Axel Brown enter Tuesday night with at least one point in all of Babson's nine contests this spring.

LIBERTY LEAGUE FINALE
The Beavers will take on their fourth and final Liberty League foe on Wednesday night. Babson has gone 1-2 in its first three games against one of Division III's top conferences, which includes a three-goal win over Skidmore and an OT loss on the road at Union.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
In seven non-conference outings this season, six different players produced at least 11 points and five players are averaging 2.0 points or more per contest.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 4-0 this season when recording more shots on goal then their opponents.

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