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Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State

Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State
Wednesday, October 17 | 7 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Eastern Connecticut State will meet for the 11th time on Wednesday night in a series that dates back to 1969. The series is deadlocked at 5-5-0 but the Beavers have won five of the last seven matchups dating back to 2011.

LAST MEETING
• Xavier Doran converted a penalty kick with 56 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift Eastern Connecticut State to a 2-1 win over Babson on October 8, 2017, in Willimantic.
• Beavers' junior Youcef Ziad and Warriors' sophomore Danny Shayler traded goals early in the second half.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Adam Villari '17 scored in the 88th minute to lift the Beavers to a 2-1 win over Eastern Connecticut State in the season opener for both teams on September 1, 2016, in Babson Park.
• Senior Noah Parker had a goal and an assist, while classmate Ted Hilger and sophomore Alex Crompton reach recorded an assist in the victory. Junior Griffin Luczek notched his first career goal in defeat for the Warriors.

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS
• Eastern Connecticut State (12-2-0) defeated Castleton, 1-0, for its fourth consecutive shutout victory on Saturday.
• First-year Patrick Agyemang scored in the 33rd minute and senior Ryan Murphy and sophomore Kyle Boutot combined to make nine saves for the Warriors.
• Agyemang (8-3-19) and Luczek (6-3-15) have combined to score eight game-winning goals, while junior Justin Jensen (5-4-14) is second on the team in assists.
• The duo of Murphy, who has started all 14 matches, and Boutot have combined to post a 0.93 goals against average and a .817 save percentage to go along with seven clean sheets.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (7-2-4) has won three of its last four games after defeating Wheaton, 1-0, on Saturday.
• Parker redirected a shot by first-year Ross Shellow in the 84th minute and junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman made one save for the Beavers.
• Parker (4-5-13) has been involved in each of Babson's last eight goals, Crompton (2-1-5) has netted a pair of game-winning tallies, and first-year Mitchell Collins (1-3-5) is second on the team in assists.
• Heintzelman boasts a 0.62 goals against average and a .867 save percentage to go along with seven shutouts in 12 starts.

BALANCED ATTACK
• The Beavers have gotten goals from 10 different players 13 men in all have recorded at least one point on the year.

NEWMAC HONORS FOR PARKER
• After scoring in games against nationally-ranked Tufts and Wheaton, Parker was tabbed as the league's offensive player of the week on Monday.
• The award was the second of the fall for Parker, who is third in the NEWMAC in assists and fifth in points.

GETTING DEFENSIVE
• The Green and White has conceded just eight goals in 13 contests and ranks among the nation's best in multiple categories.
• Babson is 13th in Division III in save percentage (.869), 18th in shutout percentage (.615) and 25th in team goals against average (0.58).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 4-0-0 at home this season.

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