Women's Lacrosse

7 NCAA Tournaments | 7 Conference Championships

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Emerson

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Emerson

Women's Lacrosse at Emerson
Saturday, April 21—1 p.m.
Rotch Field—Boston, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Emerson will meet for the fifth time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 2014. The Beavers are 3-1 all-time against the Lions.

LAST MEETING
Francesca Giovanucci '17 scored a season-high four goals and visiting Babson held Emerson scoreless for more than 49 minutes on its way to an 11-5 victory on April 5th, 2017 at Rotch Field. Emily Bresnahan '17 finished with two goals and one assist, while senior Charlotte O'Halloran scored once and dished out a pair of assists for the Beavers. Senior Tara Windsor tied for game-high honors with four goals for the Lions, who got 10 saves from classmate Kristina Modica.

LAST EMERSON WIN
Meredith Weber scored four goals and goalkeeper Victoria Kanaris stopped 11 shots lifting visiting Emerson to an 8-5 victory at MacDowell Field on April 19, 2014. Misha Beatty '14 had three goals and became just the eighth player to go over 200 career points for the Beavers. Guerin Morrissette scored twice and Tayllar Righini contributed a goal and an assist as well as a team-high three groundballs for the Lions.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
Emerson (0-11, 0-5 NEWMAC) has lost 14 straight games after falling to MIT, 16-4 on Wednesday. First-year Kelli Mark scored three goals and had three ground balls, while Modica made eight saves and finished with five caused turnovers for the Lions. Junior Emily Quinn (21-3-24) leads Emerson in scoring, Windsor (20-1-21) has recorded a team-high 23 draw controls, and sophomore Sophia Gripari (5-14-19) is first on the squad in assists. Modica, who leads the team with 15 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers, has posted a 16.27 goals against average and a .421 save percentage in 11 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (7-7, 4-1 NEWMAC) is looking for redemption after a 17-4 loss against fourth-ranked Amherst on Wednesday. Senior Lyndsay Giroux, junior Taylor Thorbahn, and first-years Georgia Salvatore and Juliana McGuire all scored for the Beavers, who got eight saves from first-year goalkeeper Cricket Fligor. Lenaghan (42-21-63) ranks third in the NEWMAC in scoring, junior Taylor Thorbahn (17-19-35) is fifth in the league in assists, and Harrigan (23-6-29) is tied for first in the conference with 74 draw controls. Sophomore Maria Bravo leads the squad with 33 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers, while Cricket Fligor and sophomore Olivia Phelan have combined to post an 12.18 goals against average and a .356 save percentage.

JUST HOW YOU DRAW IT UP
Harrigan, who has already set a new career high for draw controls this season, has won 21 draws in three career matchups against Emerson.

CAUSING HAVOC ON DEFENSE
Junior Mairead Williams scooped up a career-high seven ground balls and caused a career-best four turnovers in Wednesday's loss to No. 4 Amherst. She also had success in last year's win at Emerson scoring once to go along with six ground balls, one caused turnover and one draw controls.

LEADERS OF THE PACK
Through its first five conference games, the Green and White leads the in goals per game (16.40), draw controls per game (18.4) and have committed the fewest turnovers per game (16.4). Babson's 18 free-position goals also are tied for the most in NEWMAC play along with MIT and Wellesley.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 5-0 this season and have won 13 of their last 14 games going back to April 6, 2016, when scoring at least three free-position goals.

//