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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Coast Guard

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at Coast Guard

Men's Lacrosse at Coast Guard
Saturday, April 27 | 3 p.m.
Cadet Memorial Field | New London, Conn.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Coast Guard will meet for just the fifth time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 2015. The Beavers are 3-1 all-time against the Bears.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Benner Geurtsen finished with two goals and two assists to help visiting Coast Guard defeat the Beavers, 8-6, on April 28, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Junior Owen Allen scored twice, while Connor Maloney '18, senior Samuel Mishkind, and sophomores Mason O'Hanlon and Jack Tague all had one goal for the Beavers.
• Sophomore Quinn Schomp finished with four groundballs and three caused turnovers, and junior Christopher Aranalde made nine saves.

LAST BABSON WN
• Austin Fabel '18 scored the go-ahead goal with under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter as Babson rallied for a 16-15 win over Coast Guard on April 29, 2017, in New London, Conn.
• Seniors Brendan Duffy and Mishkind both finished with three goals and one assist for the Beavers, who trailed 10-5 early in the third quarter.
• Senior Anthony Wyler poured in eight goals and classmate Colin Cashin won 21-of-31 face-offs for the Bears.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (12-3, 5-1 NEWMAC) picked up its second victory in a row and its ninth in the last 10 games with a 17-2 rout of Emerson on Wednesday. 
• Junior Riley McNulty recorded a game-high four goals to go along with three groundballs, while junior Logan Morin and sophomore Will Iorio scored three goals apiece for the Bears, who kept the Lions off the scoreboard until early in the fourth quarter.
• McNulty (49-30-79) leads the league in points and goals, Geurtsen (32-13-45) and Iorio (18-25-43) have combined to score six man-up goals, and Wyler (20-10-30) had his eight-game points streak snapped against Emerson.
• Cashin is winning 61.1 percent of his face-offs, junior Justin Edwards leads the team with 20 caused turnovers, and senior Trey Johnson boasts an 8.04 goals against average to go along with a .544 save percentage in 15 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (8-7, 4-2 NEWMAC) has dropped two straight games both by a single goal after suffering a 13-12 loss at MIT on Wednesday night. 
• O'Hanlon and junior Matthew MacCune both scored three times, and sophmomore Ethan Carpenter finished with two goals and three assists for the Beavers, who led 11-6 late in the third quarter. 
• Mishkind (39-10-49) and Dillon (25-19-44) have combined to score 13 man-up goals, Allen (26-12-38) has at least one point in 11 straight games, and Tague leads the conference in caused turnovers per game (1.92) to go along with a team-high 42 ground balls.
• First-years Jack Gregory and Hutch Torregrosa are winning 43.4 percent of their face-offs, while Aranalde ranks second in the conference in goals against average (9.53) and fifth in save percentage (.556) over 15 starts.

JUDGEMENT DAY
• The Green and White enters the final day of the regular season in a three-way tie for second place in the league standings along with MIT and Springfield, and is just a game behind conference leaders Coast Guard and Clark.
• The Beavers need to defeat the Bears and have MIT beat Clark to grab a share of its second consecutive NEWMAC regular season title.
• A victory along with a Clark win over MIT would give Babson the second seed in next week's conference tournament, while a loss would likely leave them as the fifth seed and on the road in Tuesday's quarterfinal round.

ASSAULT ON THE RECORD BOOKS
• Mishkind is one of just nine players in program history to total 150 career points, and his 127 goals are tied for second on the school's all-time list along with Alex Patinkin '13 and PJ Yeatman '92.
• With three helpers in Saturday's loss to Clark, Dillon became just the 11th player in program history to record 50 career assists.

AMONG THE LEAGUE'S BEST
• Entering Saturday's tilt, the Green and White ranks first in NEWMAC play in scoring defense (6.86 goals against), caused turnover per game (10.17) and clearing percentage (88.8).
• Babson also ranks second in scoring offense (13.50 goals) and is third in ground balls per game (33.17).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers last four losses against conference opponents have come by a total of five goals.

 

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