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Game Preview: No. 14 Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College

Game Preview: No. 14 Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College

No. 14 Field Hockey vs. Connecticut College
Tuesday, September 3 | 6 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson holds a slim 7-5 advantage over Connecticut College in a series that dates back to 1994.
• The Beavers have won four straight games in the series while outscoring the Camels 16-5 during this stretch. 

LAST MEETING
• Senior Tori Roche led the team with a goal and an assist, while Ashley Tango '19 and sophomore Lauren Curley each scored once as Babson defeated Connecticut College, 3-1, on September 5, 2018, in New London, Conn.
• Lauren Drakeley '19 and junior Maddy Paro each chipped in with an assist, and sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley recorded two saves for the Beavers. 

SCOUTING THE CAMELS
• Connecticut College (0-0) brings back 13 players from a team that went 4-11 overall in 2018.
• Junior Caroline Gerro (5-2-12), who led the team with three game-winning goals, is the Camels' top returning scorer, while Meghan Gazard produced four goals and one assist for nine points last fall.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Jackie Mountford started 11 matches going 3-8 with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .744 save percentage as a rookie.
• Connecticut College suffered four losses by a single goal last year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 14 Babson (0-1) suffered a loss in its season opener for the first time since 2007 on Friday, falling to Endicott 3-1. 
• Roche scored the lone goal for the Beavers late in the first quarter, while junior Cate McShane chipped in with her first career assist. 
• The Green and White brings back eight starters and 16 players overall from a team that went 15-4 and captured its fourth straight NEWMAC regular season title last fall.
• Riley, who made a career-high 11 saves against Endicott, posted a 1.00 goals against average to go along with six shutouts in 19 starts as a rookie in 2018.

POLL POSITION
• The Green and White, which was picked to repeat in the NEWMAC preseason poll despite collecting just three first-place votes, is ranked in the preseason NFHCA poll for the fourth consecutive season.
• Going back to September 22, 2015, the Beavers have been ranked in 39 consecutive editions of the NFHCA Division III top 20 poll.

SHOOTERS SHOOT
• With her first-quarter goal against the Gulls, Roche has now scored 37 times in her last 42 games. She also took over 10th place on Babson's career scoring list with 83 points

NUMBER TO KNOW
Depsite the loss in the opener, the Beavers are 72-8 going back to 2014 when scoring the first goal of the game.

 

 

 

 

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