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Game Preview: No. 18 Field Hockey at Springfield

Game Preview: No. 18 Field Hockey at Springfield

No. 18 Field Hockey at Springfield
Saturday, September 28 | 11:30 a.m.
Stagg Field | Springfield, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 13-18 all-time against Springfield in a series that dates back to 1996.
• The Beavers have won each the last nine meetings between the teams and have not lost the Pride in the regular season since 2011.

LAST MEETING
• First-year Quinn Greer scored twice and senior Tori Roche finished with a goal and an assist as the Beavers rolled past Springfield 6-1 on September 21, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Senior Carla DiBiase also had a goal for Babson, while senior Taylor Conley broke up the shutout with her 58th-minute tally for the Pride.

SCOUTING THE PRIDE
• Springfield (6-2, 0-0 NEWMAC) had its five-match winning streak halted in a 6-0 loss to No. 12 Williams on Wednesday.
• Junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Morehouse finished with five saves for the Pride, which was limited to just one shot while being shutout for the first time in 15 games going back to last year.
• Conley (6-1-13) leads the team with two game-winning goals, junior Morgan Bank (4-4-12) is tied for fourth in the conference in assists, and the duo of sophomore Holly Rivers and first-year Lily Depew have both scored four times on the year.
• Morehouse has started all eight games posting a 1.97 goals against average and a .625 save percentage to go along with four shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 18 Babson (5-3, 1-0 NEWMAC) is looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss at No. 5 Tufts on Wednesday night.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley made three saves for the Beavers, who outshot the Jumbos 9-5 and attempted seven of the nine penalty corners in the contest.
• Roche (4-0-8) and sophomore Lauren Curley (4-0-8) are tied for the team lead in scoring, while sophomore Millie Brady (2-1-5) is one of four players to record at least one assist on the year for the Green and White.
• Riley has started all eight matches in goal posting a 1.12 goals against average and a .813 save percentage to go along with a pair of shutouts.

RILEY'S REPEAT
• Following her five-save performance in Saturday's victory over MIT, Riley was tabbed as the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week on Monday.
• She is averaging 5.14 saves per game and has allowed one goal or less in five of seven contests this fall.

LONG ROAD AHEAD
• Saturday's contest is the second of six consecutive road games for Babson over a 14-day stretch.
• Despite having its six-game road winning streak snapped by Tufts on Wednesday, the Green and White has been victorious in its last 14 NEWMAC road contests, a streak that dates back to October 2015.

SENIOR MOMENTS
• Roche has scored in three straight games against Springfield, while fellow senior Cate Diamond has recorded an assist in two of Babson's last three matches against the Pride.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• During its run of 27 straight NEWMAC regular season wins, the Beavers have allowed just 15 goals.

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