Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Endicott

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Endicott

Women's Lacrosse vs. Endicott
Saturday, March 9 | 1 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Endicott will meet for the 15th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2004. The Beavers are 10-4 all-time against the Gulls and have won two out of the three last matchups between the programs.

LAST MEETING
• Babson rallied to cut a five-goal halftime deficit to one with less than 12 minutes to go before falling to Endicott, 11-10, on March 10, 2018, in Beverly, Mass.
• Senior Lexi Lenaghan scored four goals and added two assists, while Lyndsay Giroux '18 produced a pair of goals for the Beavers. Junior Jennifer Lacroix led all players with five goals, while senior Jackie Healy chipped in with two goals and two assists for the Gulls.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Francesca Giovanucci '17 led all players with four goals and senior Charlotte O'Halloran finished with two assists to become the program's single-season leader as the Bevaers defeated Endicott, 11-10, on April 29, 2017, at MacDowell Field.
• Emily Bresnahan '17 scored three times and Katie McKenna '17, who notched the game-winning goal, won three draws for Babson. Emily Whitney, Lacroix and junior Meghan Dutchyshyn all scored three times for the Gulls.

SCOUTING THE GULLS
• Endicott (0-1) is looking for its first win of the season after falling to Williams 9-7 in the season opener on Tuesday.
• Lacroix and Dutchyshyn led the Gulls with two goals apiece and senior Bella Rino made 14 saves for the Gulls, who won just three of 15 draws.
• Endicott returns 23 players in all and its top five scorers from a team that went 14-4 and captured its second consecutive CCC title last season.
• Lacroix (70-17-87), sophomore Alex Fitzgerald (36-24-60) and Dutchyshyn (48-11-59) combined to score 154 goals, sophomore Gabriella Prisco led the team with 82 draw controls and 30 caused turnovers, while Rino posted a 6.85 goals against average and a .564 save percentage in 17 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-1) is coming off a dominating 17-6 win over No. 16 Bates on Wednesday evening at MacDowell Field.
• Lenaghan tied her career high with seven goals, while classmate Riley Buonagurio, sophomore Sara O'Connor and first-year Coco Creedon all scored twice for the Beavers, who built an 11-1 first-half lead.
• Lenaghan (13-4-17) in leading the NEWMAC in points, sophomore Georgia Salvatore (5-3-8) has recorded a pair of multi-point games, and junior Taylor Herrmann (2-5-7) leads the teams with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent has collected a team-high 13 draws and classmate Cricket Fligor has posted a 9.33 goals against average and a .472 save percentage in three starts.

JUST HOW YOU DRAW IT UP
• The Green and White finished with a 20-5 edge in draw controls on Wednesday against Bates, led by a career-high eight from sophomore Juliana McGuire. Lent also won seven draws as the Beavers collected 14-of-16 as a team in the opening half.

PROTECTING THE CAGE
• With 11 stops against Bates on Wednesday, Fligor has now made double-digit saves in four of her last six starts going back to last season.

CONTINUING TO PRODUCE
• Lenaghan's nine-point performance on Wednesday was the third highest total of her career. She put up 11 on seven goals and four assists in a 19-4 win over Smith on April 7, 2018, and finished with 10 on six goals and four helpers in a 21-9 rout of the University of New England on March 15, 2018.
• She has registered 10 consecutive multi-goal games and has scored at least three markers nine times during this stretch.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Six of the last nine games between Babson and Endicott have been decided by two goals or less.