Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Emerson

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Emerson

Men's Lacrosse at Emerson
Saturday, April 13 | 4 p.m. 
Rotch Field | Boston, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for just the fifth time on Saturday in a series that dates back to the 2014 campaign.
• The Beavers are 5-0 all-time and have outscored the Lions 72-8 in four previous matchups in addition to a forfeit victory in 2016.

LAST MEETING
• Five different players finished with two goals apiece as the Beavers defeated visiting Emerson , 19-4, in NEWMAC men's lacrosse action on April 14, 2018, at MacDowell Field.
• Senior Samuel Mishkind, juniors Thomas Jung and Matthew MacCune and sophomore Will Messner each scored twice for the Beavers.
• Jung and sophomore Mason O'Hanlon both dished out two assists and Jordan Shapiro '18 and junior Andrew Tymkiv made eight and four saves in the win, respectively.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
Emerson (2-10, 0-2 NEWMAC) fell to Clark 17-3 last Saturday in NEWMAC action.
• First-years Alex Hrisanthopoulos and Hunter Gervais and senior Jared Brush all tallied goals for Emerson in the Lions' 17-3 setback, while first-year Malcolm McGrath recorded 12 saves.
• Brush (24-3-27) and first-year Skyler Celotto (19-2-21) have combined to score five man-up goals, while junior Austin DiPietro has won 150-of-228 faceoffs.
• McGrath has posted a 10.78 goals against average to go along with a .537 save percentage through 595 minutes of play

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-5, 2-0 NEWMAC), picked up a 9-5 win against Springfield on Saturday evening to stay undefeated in conference play
• Sophomore John Calicchio scored a career-high three goals, junior Owen Allen finished with a goal and two assists, and Messner had three ground balls and caused three turnovers.
• Mishkind (28-9-37) and senior Niall Dillon (16-13-29) have combined to score 13 man-up goals, Allen (17-7-24) has scored in six-straight games, and sophomore Jack Tague has caused 16 turnovers.
• Junior Christopher Aranalde has a 9.48 goals against average to go along with a .552 save percentage in 11 starts.

MISHKIND NEARING EXCLUSIVE GROUP
• 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.

GETTING DEFENSIVE
• Since allowing a season-high 19 goals in a loss to Bowdoin back on March 14, the Green and White has given up eight or fewer goals in four of its last five outings.
• During this stretch Babson owns 6.80 goals against average.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have won 10 of their last 13 games in the month of April going back to 2017.