Game Preview: No. 19 Field Hockey vs. Clark

Game Preview: No. 19 Field Hockey vs. Clark

No. 19 Babson vs. Clark
Saturday, October 12 | 12 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 18-15-2 all-time against Clark in a series that dates back to 1985.
• The Beavers have won 15 consecutive matches against the Cougars, which includes seven straight home wins in the series going back to 2004.
• During its 15-game winning streak, Babson has posted nine shutouts while allowing just six goals.

LAST MEETING
• Catherine Gilman '19 scored a pair of first-half goals and senior Tori Roche and sophomore Millie Brady both contributed a goal and an assist as Babson defeated Clark, 6-1, on October 6, 2018, in Worcester, Mass.
• Sophomore Quinn Greer and Ashley Tango '19 also scored for the Beavers, while Olivia Barksdale notched a first-half goal for the Cougars.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
• Clark (7-5, 2-1 NEWMAC) has dropped back-to-back OT games after suffering a 3-2 loss at Lasell on Tuesday.
• First-year Abigail Cravinho scored midway through the third quarter and junior Carden Maloney tied the game with 47 seconds left in regulation for the Cougars, who rallied from a two-goal second-half deficit.
• First-year Kerry Lefebvre (9-3-21) is tied for third in the league in points, Maloney (8-2-18) has produced at least a point in five of the last six games, and Cravinho (6-5-17) is tied for the team lead in assists.
• Sophomore Grace Sawyer owns a 2.17 goals against average, a .737 save percentage and one shutout in 12 starts this fall.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 19 Babson (9-3, 4-0 NEWMAC) has won four straight games and is coming off a 5-1 victory at Wellesley on Tuesday.
• Roche had two goals while Greer and sophomores Millie Brady and Lauren Curley all scored once for the Beavers, who recorded their 17th straight conference road win.
• Roche (9-1-19) has scored four times over the last two games, Brady (5-5-15) is riding a four-game points streak, and Curley (6-0-12) is tied for the NEWMAC lead with three game-winning tallies.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley boasts a 0.87 goals against average and a .821 save percentage to go along with three shutouts in 12 starts.

ROCHE HITS CENTURY MARK
• With two goals at Wellesley on Tuesday, Roche became just the 10th player in program history to reach the 100-point mark.
• She is currently tied with Elise Towers '18 for seventh place with 45 career goals and tied for ninth place in points with Andrea Tufts '07.

STREAKING BEAVERS
• Babson has won its last 30 NEWMAC regular season games, a streak that dates back to October 2015.
• Roche has scored in 14 straight NEWMAC regular season games dating back to 2016.
• Greer has a goal in three consecutive matches going back to the Beavers' October 3 win at UMass Dartmouth.
• The Green and White has won 10 consecutive games in the month of October.

OFFENSE COMING ALIVE
• After scoring just seven goals over its first six contests, Babson has struck for 23 goals in six games since September 21.
• The Green and White is 5-1 during this stretch with each of the victories coming by at least three goals.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 8-1 this season and have won 80 of their last 88 games going back to 2014 when scoring first.