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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at No. 13 Amherst

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at No. 13 Amherst

Men's Soccer at No. 13 Amherst
Tuesday, September 10 | 4:30 p.m.
Hitchcock Field | Amherst, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 4-13-6 all-time against Amherst in a series that dates back to 1981.
• The Beavers and Mammoths have not played since 2003 after meeting in 23 consecutive seasons between 1981-2003.
• Babson's last win against Amherst came in 1994.

LAST MEETING
• Mike Wohl scored twice in the opening 10 minutes as the Mammoths built a three-goal halftime lead en route to a 5-0 win over Babson on September 24, 2003, in Amherst.
• Frank Perry, Joe Gannon and Vivian Johnson each added a marker in the win.

SCOUTING THE MAMMOTHS
• No. 13 Amherst (2-0-0) stayed unbeaten with a convincing 3-0 win over Bowdoin in its NESCAC opener on Saturday.
• First-yeat Ada Okorogheye and junior Gabe Gitler both scored in the first half and classmate Sebastian Derby chipped in with two assists for the Mammoths, who got two saves from sophomore goalkeeper Bernie White.
• Sophomore German Giammattei (2-0-4) has scored in two straight matches, while Okorogheye (1-1-3) and senior Dane Lind (1-1-3) have both contributed points in each of the first two contests.
• White has made two starts stopping all three shots he has faced and keeping one clean sheet for Amherst, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-1-0) is looking to rebound after suffering a 2-1 loss at Brandeis on Saturday afternoon.
• Sophomore Liam Hanlon scored in the 26th minute and senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman finished with six saves for the Beavers, who fell behind in the 49th minute.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins (2-1-5) scored in each of the first two contests, first-year Ryan Grund (1-2-4) leads the team in assists, and senior Youcef Ziad (1-1-3) has contributed a point in back-to-back matches.
• Heintzelman and senior Austin Mankouski have combined to post a 1.00 goals against average and a .824 save percentage to go along with one shutout on the year.

SHORT MEMORY
• The Beavers have won their last seven matches after a loss and have not dropped two straight games since dropping NEWMAC contests to WPI and Springfield in late September 2017 – a span of 33 games.

TOP COMPETITION
• Amherst is the first of six programs that Babson will face this season that took part in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
• Three of those six matches come in the next six games as the Green and White meets Williams on September 15 and Springfield on September 28 in addition to facing the Mammoths on Tuesday.

COACHING FIRST
• Babson head coach Jon Anderson '75, who ranks seventh among active Division III coaches with 404 victories, will meet Amherst head coach Justin Serpone, who entered the season with the fifth-best winning percentage among active Division III head coaches, for the first time on Tuesday.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 20-10-6 in non-conference matches going back to the start of the 2016 campaign.

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