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Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Williams

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Williams

Men's Soccer vs. Williams
Sunday, September 15 | 2 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 10-28-3 all-time against Williams in a series that dates back to 1981.
• The Beavers are looking to snap a four-match losing streak against the Ephs and are in search of their first win at home in the series since 2011.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Demian Gass converted a feed from sophomore Jules Oberg with 19 seconds to play in regulation as the Ephs slipped past Babson, 2-1, on September 16, 2018, in Williamstown, Mass.
• Sophomore Ben Cawood scored in the sixth minute for the Beavers, who got four saves from senior Steven Heintzelman.
• Sean Dory also scored for Williams.

SCOUTING THE EPHS
• Williams (1-2-1) defeated Wesleyan in overtime, 2-1, for its first win of the year on Saturday afternoon.
• Gass scored in the 35th minute and senior Bobby Fabricant headed home the rebound of his shot off the crossbar 90 seconds into extra time for the Ephs.
• Gass (2-0-4) leads the team in scoring, while seniors Liam Bardong and Chris Fleischer and sophomore Jake Saudek have notched one goal over the first four games.
• Sophomore Teddy Rader went 0-2-1 with a 1.86 goals against average in three starts, while first-year Michael Davis made four saves in Saturday's win at Wesleyan.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (3-2-0) snapped a two-game skid with a 2-0 win at Regis on Saturday afternoon.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins scored twice and senior Austin Mankouski made three saves to record his fifth career shutout for the Beavers.
• Collins (5-1-11) has scored in four of five matches this fall, senior Youcef Ziad (2-1-5) had a three-game point streak snapped on Saturday, and first-year Ryan Grund (1-3-5) leads the Green and White in assists.
• Heintzelman has gone 1-2-0 in three starts posting a 1.94 goals against average and a .783 save percentage, while Mankouski is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average in his two starts.

GOOD TO BE BACK
• Following four consecutive games on the road, Babson returns home for the first time since the season opener on August 30 on Sunday.
• The Green and White, which will play six of its next seven matches at Hartwell-Rogers Field, has gone 9-1-0 over its last 10 contests at home.

FIRST TO FIVE
• Collins is the first Babson player to score five goals over the first five matches of the season since Tim Winn '09 achieved the feat as a senior back in 2008.

TOURNAMENT TESTED
• Williams is the second of six opponents on the Beavers' 2019 schedule that participated in last year's NCAA Tournament.
• Babson suffered a 3-2 OT loss at Amherst, which reached the Sweet 16, earlier this week, and will host Springfield in addition to Williams later in September. The Green and White also is set to face defending national champion Tufts and Connecticut College at home in October, and will travel to Bridgewater State during the final week of the regular season.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have conceded just three goals in their last 10 matches at home.

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