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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Eastern Connecticut State

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Eastern Connecticut State

Men's Soccer at Eastern Connecticut State
Tuesday, October 22 | 7 p.m.
Rick McCarthy Field | Willimantic, Conn.

• Babson is 6-5-0 all-time against Eastern Connecticut State in a series that dates back to 1969.
• The Beavers have won six of the last eight meetings between the teams since 2011.
• Babson has dropped each of its last two visits Willimantic, which includes a 2-1 2OT loss in 2017.

• Noah Parker, senior Chris Czarnecki and sophomore Robert Dunne all scored as the Beavers defeated Eastern Connecticut State, 3-0, on October 17, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Seniors Luke Beaulieu, Alex Crompton and Youcef Ziad, and junior Andrew Josephs all picked up an assist for Babson, which got three saves from senior goalkeeper Austin Mankouski.

• Eastern Connecticut State (13-2-0) defeated Castleton, 5-0, to record its third consecutive shutout win on Saturday.
• Sophomore Patrick Agyemang scored three times and senior Sam Hurlburt and first-year Ryan Sirois added a goal apiece for the Warriors, who remained unbeaten on the year at home.
• Agyemang (18-5-41) is tied for the Division III lead in goals, first-year Andres Mayuri (6-7-19) leads the team in assists, and senior Griffin Luczek (4-4-12) is one of six players to produce double-digit points this fall.
• Junior goalkeeper Kyle Boutot boasts a 0.72 goals against average to go along with a .833 save percentage and five shutouts in 15 starts on the year.

• Babson (9-4-2) is unbeaten in five straight matches and extended its winning streak to four with a 3-1 victory over Wheaton on Saturday.
• Josephs scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute and Crompton contributed a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who got two saves from senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins (8-3-19) has scored six times against non-conference foes, Crompton (4-4-12) has a goal in three of the last four games, and senior Ben Holman (2-6-10) is tied for the team lead in assists.
• Heintzelman is 7-3-2 with a 0.90 goals against average and a .833 save percentage to go along with five clean sheets in 12 starts this fall.

• After snapping then-top-ranked Tufts' 30-game unbeaten streak back on October 8 and rallying for a 2-1 win over No. 11/11 Connecticut College last Tuesday, the Beavers are looking to earn another result on the eve of the first NCAA regional rankings.
• Eastern Connecticut State defeated WPI, 1-0, in its only other game against a NEWMAC foe back on September 4.

• Josephs, who scored the game-tying goal against Connecticut College with 10:01 remaining in regulation, has notched four of his five markers after the 78th minute this fall.
• In addition to the tallies against the Camels and Wheaton last week, he capped the scoring in the 81st minute as the Beavers defeated Southern Maine 4-1 on September 3, and tied the game with an 80th-minute strike in a 3-2 2OT loss to Endicott back on October 1.

• Tuesday's match is the first the season under the lights for Babson, which went 3-1-0 in night games last season.

• The Beavers have won 29 of their last 32 matches when scoring at least two goals.