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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Springfield

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Springfield

Men's Lacrosse at Springfield
Saturday, April 6 | 5 p.m.
Stagg Field | Springfield, Mass.

• Babson and Springfield will meet for the 39th time on Saturday in a series that dates back to the 1970s.
• Although the Pride has won 34 of the previous 37 matchups against the Beavers, the programs have split their last four regular season contests. 

• The third-seeded Babson  men's lacrosse team rallied from a four-goal fourth-quarter deficit before falling to second-seeded Springfield in overtime, 12-11, in a (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinal on May 2, 2018.
• Senior Niall Dillon and sophomore Mason O'Hanlon both finished with two goals and two assists for the Beavers in the loss. Tom Hurley tallied his fifth marker 3:23 into the extra session, while Jake Reynolds stopped 18 shots for the Pride.

• O'Hanlon scored four times in the fourth quarter and the Beavers closed the game with six unanswered goals to rally for an 11-8 win over visiting Springfield on April 7, 2018, at MacDowell Field.
• Fabel '18 had two goals and Dillon finished with a goal and two assists for the Beavers.
• Matt Allen, Duncan Preston and senior Lucas Habich combined for seven goals for the Pride, which were without the services of their top scorer, senior Jack Vail.

• Springfield (4-6, 1-0 NEWMAC) defeated Western New England, 18-12, on Tuesday afternoon to record its second win in a row.
• Senior Cameron Glover posted a team-high five goals, first-year Zachary Schuette logged three goals and two assists, and senior Cole Finerty made 12 stops in the cage for the Pride, which led 16-5 after three quarters. 
• Junior Joe Hawley (16-16-32) has recorded a point in all but one game this season, Vail (21-10-31) and Habich (14-9-23) have scored two man-up goals apiece, and junior Joseph Cameron has won 48 percent of his face-offs in addition to picking up 45 ground balls. 
• First-year Connor Roberts leads the defense with 18 caused turnovers, while Finerty has posted a 12.99 goals against average to go along with a .540 save percentage in 10 starts.

• Babson (5-5, 1-0 NEWMAC), which had won three in a row, fell to Endicott 11-5 on Wednesday evening.
• Senior Samuel Mishkind finished with two goals and one assist, while Dillon and juniors Owen Allen and Thomas Jung all scored once for the Beavers in the loss.
• Mishkind (28-9-37) is tied for 11th in the nation with eight man-up goals, Dillon (16-11-27) leads the Beavers in assists, and Allen (16-5-21) has scored in five consecutive outings.
• Sophomores John Antaya and Jack Tague have combined to cause 25 turnovers while picking up 50 ground balls, and junior Christopher Aranalde has a 10.01 goals against average to go along with a .550 save percentage in 10 starts.

• The trio of Antaya, Tague and sophomore Quinn Schomp combined to scoop up 18 ground balls while causing eight turnovers in two meetings against Springfield last season.

• Mishkind needs three more points to become just the fourth player in school history to record at least 40 points in three seasons at Babson.
• The others Babson Hall of Famers Chris Grant '81 and Jay Conroy '81, as well as Alex Patinkin '13, who is the Beavers' all-time leading scorer.

• The Green and White ranks 24th in Division III having converted 85.5 percent of its clears through 10 games.
• Despite being held without an extra-man tally in Wednesday's loss at Endicott, Babson ranks 46th in the country with goals on 38 percent of its man-up chances.

• The Beavers have assisted on 70.3 percent (38-of-54) their goals over the last four games.