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Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan

Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan

No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan University
Saturday, September 8 | 12:00 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wesleyan will have their 14th meeting on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2001.
• The Green and White is 6-7 all-time against the Cardinals but has won the last four matches in the series.

LAST MEETING
• Seniors Catherine Gilman and Ashley Tango netted two goals apiece as then fifth-ranked Babson College downed Wesleyan , 5-1, in non-conference field hockey action on September 9,2017, at Smith Field.
• Deirdre Barry stopped one shot for Beavers, who held a 28-5 edge in shots and 13-3 advantage in corners.

LAST WESLEYAN WIN
• Amber Bruckner scored twice as Wesleyan defeated Babson, 3-1, on September 13, 2013. Julia Pochini '14 scored the lone goal for the Beavers, who got six saves from Kayla Florence '14.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
• Wesleyan (1-0) recorded three goals in each half to down Eastern Connecticut State, 6-0, in their season opener on Wednesday.
• Junior Erica Horowitz recorded two goals, while senior Meghan Jain, juniors Olivia Baglieri and Rachel Curran, and first-year Colleen Carrigan notched one goal apiece.
• Junior goalkeeper Delaney Wood only had to make four saves to earn her first shutout of the year.
• The Cardinals return 15 players and added 11 first-years to a team that went 4-11 last season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 7 Babson (3-0) had three different players find the back of the net on its way to defeating Connecticut College, 3-1, on Wednesday night.
• Tango, junior Tori Roche, and first-year Lauren Curley each logged a goal, while first-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley made two saves to earn her third career win. Senior Lauren Drakeley, Roche, and sophomore Maddy Paro each chipped in with an assist.
• Roche (6-3-15) and junior Carla DiBiase (3-0-6) have combined for nine goals, while Tango (2-3-7) Drakeley (1-3-5), and  Gillman (2-1-5) have registered seven assists through three games.
• Riley has posted a 0.67 goals against average and an .857 save percentage with one shutout in three starts.

MAKING HER MARK ON THE HISTORY BOOKS
• With a goal in Wednesday night's win over the camels Tango is now fourth on the program's all-time points list with 127. Tango also has 41 assists for her career and is just one shy of Colleen Kelly's '11 program record.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ROCHE
• Roche was selected as the Longstreth NFHCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. Over her last 25 games, Roche has recorded 25 goals and seven assists.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 38-2 going back to the start of the 2016 campaign when allowing one goal or less. 

 

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