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Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Emerson

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Emerson

Men's Soccer vs. Emerson
Saturday, October 6 | 1 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for just the sixth time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2013.
• The Beavers are 5-0 all-time against the Lions.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Noah Parker and Samuel Lalor both scored in the first half to lift Babson to a 2-0 win over Emerson on October 7, 2017, in Boston.
• James Takami '18 finished with four saves for the Beavers, while Lucas Fischer stopped four shots for the Lions.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (3-6-0, 1-2-0 NEWMAC) has won two of its last three games after defeating Eastern Nazarene, 3-0, on Monday.
• First-year Avery Niles broke the scoreless deadlock in the 63rd minute and senior Paul Bou Aziz tacked on a pair of late goals for the Lions, who recorded their second clean sheet of the season.
• Junior Gavin Faucette (4-0-8) has scored a pair of game-winning goals, Aziz has produced three goals and Niles (1-1-3) is one of five players to record an assist this fall.
• Sophomore goalkeeper David Kemp has posted a 1.44 goals against average and a .750 save percentage in eight starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (5-1-4, 1-0-2 NEWMAC) extended its unbeaten streak to four with a 2-0 win at Mitchell on Wednesday.
• Parker scored once in each half, while junior Chris Czarnecki and first-year Mitchell Collins each picked up an assist as the Beavers recorded their third consecutive clean sheet.
• Parker (2-4-8) has two goals and three assists over the last four matches, Collins (1-3-5) and Czarnecki (1-2-4) have combined for five assists, and first-year Liam Hanlon has chipped in with a goal and an assist for three points.
• Junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman has posted a 0.51 goals against average and a .900 save percentage to go along with five shutouts.

LEADING THE PACK
• Heintzelman ranks in the NEWMAC first in saves (45), save percentage and goals against average, and is tied for first in shutouts along with Stewart Frank of Springfield.
• Additionally, the Beavers lead the conference in goals against average (0.46) and enter Saturday's tilt having not conceded a goal in 324 minutes.

MORE HONORS FOR GREENSPAN
• Senior Jackson Greenspan was selected as the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Green and White recorded back-to-back shutouts against New England College and MIT last week.
• The two-time league defensive player of the week honor was also chosen as one of the New England Soccer Journal's Midseason Best XI on Wednesday.

LION TAMERS
• Parker has three goals in three career games, while junior Youcef Ziad scored twice in Babson's 2016 victory over Emerson.
• Czarnecki, senior Ted Hilger and junior Alex Crompton all own one career assist against the Lions.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have allowed more than one goal just once over their last 14 matches dating back to last October.

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