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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Springfield

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Springfield

Men's Soccer at Springfield
Saturday, September 28 | 12 p.m.
Brock-Affleck Field | Springfield, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 21-6-4 all-time against Springfield in a series that dates back to 1973.
• The Beavers and Pride have split their last five matches since 2015 with each team winning twice to go along with one draw.

LAST MEETING
• Christian Schneider scored against the run of play in the 88th minute to lift second-seeded Springfield to a 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Beavers in the NEWMAC Tournament final on November 3, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Senior Steven Heintzelman made three stops for the Beavers, while Stewart Frank turned away six shots for the Pride.

SCOUTING THE PRIDE
• Springfield (2-6-1, 1-0-0 NEWMAC) has dropped four of its last five matches after suffering a 2-1 loss at Endicott on Tuesday.
• Sophomore Jack Rosenberg scored in the 21st minute for the Pride, which got seven combined saves from Chris Prizio and Clayton Knibbs.
• Rosenberg (3-1-7) has a goal in two of the last three games, classmate Andrew Ma has scored twice on the year, and sophomore Joseph Olaynack (1-1-3) and first-year Aiden Cainghino (1-1-3) are two of five players with one assist this season.
• The trio of Prizio, Knibbs and fellow rookie Qasim El-Ashkar have combined to post a 1.84 goals against average and a .712 save percentage through nine games.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (4-3-1, 0-0-1 NEWMAC) is unbeaten in its last two outings after routing New England College 6-0 on Wednesday.
• Six different players scored and senior Ben Holman recorded a career-high three assists for the Beavers, who led 4-0 at halftime.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins (6-2-14) ranks second in the conference in goals and points, first-year Ryan Grund (1-4-6) is tied for the NEWMAC lead in assists, and senior Youcef Ziad has contributed two goals and one assist for five points in seven starts.
• Heintzelman has gone 2-3-1 in six starts posting a 1.46 goals against average and a .778 save percentage while keeping a pair of clean sheets.

FINISHING TOUCH
• Senior Alex Crompton and sophomore Liam Hanlon both notched their first goals of the season, while sophomore Eamon Keenan and first-years Samuel Smith and RJ Parrilla all scored their first career markers in Wednesday's 6-0 win over New England College.
• Fellow rookie Noah Labelle also picked up a second-half assist for his first career point.

HOLMAN JOINS DISTINGUISHED GROUP
• Holman, who set up three straight goals in Wednesday's victory, is now one of just five Babson players since 2008 to record three assists in a single game.
• Prior to Holman, the last Beaver to record a three-assist game was Adam Villari '17, who achieved the feat in a 5-0 rout of Emerson on October 31, 2015.

DOWN TO THE WIRE
• Six straight and eight of the last nine matches overall between Babson and Springfield have been decided by a single goal or ended in a draw going back to 2011.
• Additionally the game-winning goal in both matchups last season was scored with less than 12 minutes to go in regulation.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• In 10 games against conference foes going back to last year, the Beavers have conceded just four goals.

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