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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at MIT

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at MIT

Men's Soccer at MIT
Saturday, September 29 | 3 p.m.
Henry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium | Cambridge, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and MIT will meet for the 53rd time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1976. The Beavers are 39-9-4 all-time against the Engineers but have split the last four matchups.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Logan McLaughlin scored in the 65th minute as MIT defeated the Beavers, 1-0, on September 30, 2017.
• James Takami '18 finished with four saves for Babson, while junior Jeremy Cowham matched him with four saves for the Engineers.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Logan Ventura '18 notched the only goal of the match in the 78th minute as the Beavers defeated MIT, 1-0, on September 24, 2016, in Cambridge.
• Takami made four saves for the Green and White, while Cole Hoffer finished with one stop for the Engineers.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• MIT (4-3-1, 0-1-1 NEWMAC) is coming off a 1-1 2OT draw at WPI last Saturday.
• Senior Garrett Souza leveled the match in the 77th minute and Cowham made eight saves for the Engineers, who had a pair of defenders deny WPI scoring chances late in regulation.
• Jutamulia (4-1-9) has notched a pair of game-winning goals, senior Wesley Woo (2-1-5) is second on the team in points, and classmate Joshua Wilson (1-2-4) leads the team in assists.
• Cowham has posted a 0.59 goals against average and a .872 save percentage to go along with three clean sheets in eight starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (4-1-3, 1-0-1 NEWMAC) has won two straight games after edging New England College, 1-0, on Wednesday.
• Junior Youcef Ziad broke through in the 84th minute for the Beavers, who got one save from junior goalkeeper Austin Mankouski while outshooting the Pilgrims 29-7.
• First-year Mitchell Collins (1-2-4) and senior Noah Parker (0-4-4) have combined for six assists, while junior Chris Czarnecki (1-1-3) and first-year Liam Hanlon (1-1-3) are tied for second on the team in scoring.
• Junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman has posted a 0.65 goals against average and a NEWMAC-best .886 save percentage to go along with three shutouts in seven starts.

NEWMAC HONORS FOR PARKER
• Following last Saturday's two-assist performance against Springfield, Parker was selected as the league's offensive player of the week on Monday.
• Parker, who also picked up the assist in Tuesday's win at New England College, has produced two goals and five assists over his last six NEWMAC games dating back to last October.

DEFENSE RULES THE DAY
• The Green and White ranks second in the NEWMAC in goals against average (0.58) and has conceded just five goals in 780 minutes of action this fall.
• Heintzelman leads all conference goalkeepers with 39 saves, ranks second in save percentage and is tied for second in shutouts.

SUCCESS IN CAMBRIDGE
• Babson has won three straight games and nine of its last 11 matches at MIT, which includes victories over Wheaton and the Engineers to capture a NEWMAC Tournament championship in 2015.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 1-0-2 this season and 19-4-4 dating back to 2015 when they lead at halftime.

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