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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Clark

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Clark

Men's Soccer at Clark
Saturday, October 20 | 11:30 a.m.
Granger Field | Worcester, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Clark will meet for the 60th time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 1959. The Beavers are 36-17-6 all-time but had their 10-game unbeaten streak against the Cougars snapped in an overtime loss last fall.

LAST MEETING
• Junior Jonathan Guilherme scored in the 98th minute to lift Clark to a 2-1 win over the Beavers on October 21, 2017, in Babson Park.
• Junior Chris Czarnecki scored in the eighth minute for Babson, while junior Charlie Lane notched the equalizer for the Cougars in the 65th minute.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Adam Villari '17 broke free and scored with five seconds left in the second overtime to lift the Beavers to a 1-0 victory over Clark on October 8, 2016, in Babson Park.
• James Takami '18 made three saves for the Green and White, while Connor Maguire stopped nine shots for the Cougars, who got outshot 24-7.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
• Clark (10-3-2, 2-2-1 NEWMAC) is unbeaten over its last four matches after rallying for a 2-2 OT draw at Brandeis on Wednesday.
• Senior Jack Stark scored in the 67th minute and junior Sean Munroe netted the equalizer in the 84th minute for the Cougars, who trailed 2-0 less than 11 minutes into the match.
• Munroe (11-4-26) and first-year Connor Ross (9-2-20) rank first and second in the league in scoring, while junior Trevor Sheridan (4-7-15) is first in the conference in assists.
• Sophomores Melvin Vincent and Marco White have combined to post a 0.74 goals against average and a .875 goals against average to go along with seven shutouts in 15 games.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (8-2-4, 3-0-2 NEWMAC) has won two straight games after beating Eastern Connecticut State 3-0 on Wednesday.
• Czarnecki, senior Noah Parker and first-year Robert Dunne all scored for the Beavers, who held the Warriors without a shot over the final 70 minutes.
• Parker (5-5-13) has a point in five consecutive matches, Czarnecki (2-2-6) and junior Alex Crompton (2-2-6) have combined for three game-winning goals, and first-year Mitchell Collins (1-3-5) is second on the team in assists.
• Junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman owns a 0.62 goals against average and a .867 save percentage to go along with seven clean sheets in 12 starts.

GETTING IN ON THE ACT
• Dunne's goal against Eastern Connecticut was the first of his career, while juniors Youcef Ziad and Luke Beaulieu both recorded their first assists of the year in the win.
• Junior goalkeeper Austin Mankouski kept his second clean sheet in as many starts this fall with three saves.

JOCKEYING FOR POSITION
• The Beavers are one of three teams along with Springfield and WPI that have clinched a spot in the upcoming conference tournament.
• Babson and the Engineers have both taken 11 points from their first five matches and sit one point behind the first-place Pride.

STRENGTH ON STRENGTH
• The Green and White, which has not conceded a goal in any of its last three league matches, must contain a Clark offense that is averaging 3.50 goals and ranks eighth in Division III in scoring.
• For its work defensively, Babson ranks 25th nationally with a 0.54 goals against average.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are unbeaten (8-0-4) this season when limiting their opponents to one goal or less.

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