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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Emerson

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Emerson

Men's Soccer at Emerson
Saturday, October 12 | 1 p.m.
Rotch Field | Boston, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 6-0-0 all-time against Emerson in a series that dates back to 2013.
• The Beavers have kept four consecutive clean sheets against the Lions and have conceded just one goal in six previous matches.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Alex Crompton headed home Noah Parker's cross 2:49 into overtime to lift the Beavers to a 1-0 win over Emerson on October 6, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Babson outshot the Lions 22-3 and got one save from senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman.
• Junior David Kemp turned away six shots for Emerson.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (2-8-1, 0-3-0 NEWMAC) has dropped three straight games and is coming off a 3-0 loss at WPI last Saturday.
• Junior Jose Pablo Rios made five of his six saves in the opening half for the Lions, who fell behind in the second minute and were blanked for the fifth time in the last six games.
• Sophomore RJ Dziejman (2-0-4) leads the team in goals, while senior Gavin Faucette and junior Luc Fougere have both recorded a goal and an assist this fall.
• Kemp is 2-6-1 in nine starts with a 2.41 goals against average and a .722 save percentage to go along with two shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-4-2, 1-0-2 NEWMAC) is unbeaten in two straight matches and is coming off a 2-0 victory over No. 1/1 Tufts on Tuesday.
• Crompton and sophomore Eamon Keenan both scored in the first half and Heintzelman made a season-high nine saves as the Beavers snapped the Jumbos' 30-game unbeaten streak.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins (7-3-17) is tied for the league lead in goals, Crompton (3-2-7) has contributed six points over the last five matches, and first-year Ryan Grund (1-5-7) is tied for third in the NEWMAC in assists.
• Heintzelman is 4-3-2 in nine starts and ranks second in goals against average (0.98) and third in save percentage (.820) to go along with four shutouts.

HISTORY LESSON
• Tuesday's win over Tufts gave Babson its first win over the top-ranked team in the country since October 24, 1985, when it defeated longtime rival Brandeis, 2-1.
• The starting goalkeeper in the Beavers' win over the then-top-ranked Judges was current assistant coach Bob Muscaro '86.

STREAKING BEAVERS
• The Green and White is unbeaten over its last 10 NEWMAC regular season games (6-0-4), a streak that dates back to last September.
• Babson's last regular season conference loss was a 1-0 result at Coast Guard in its 2017 finale.

BABSON IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
• Senior Ben Holman enters the weekend tied for 25th in Division III with six assists.
• Collins is tied for 27th nationally with three game-winning goals.
• The Beavers, who have conceded just four goals over their last six matches, also rank 51st as a team in shutout percentage (.500) with six clean sheets in 12 matches.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• 2: The Beavers are 26-3-0 going back to the start of the 2016 campaign when scoring at least two goals.

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