Game Preview: No. 25 Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 12 Wesleyan

Game Preview: No. 25 Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 12 Wesleyan

No. 25 Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 12 Wesleyan
Sunday, March 17 | 2 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wesleyan will meet for the 15th time on Sunday in a series that dates back to 1994. The Beavers are 6-8 all-time against the Cardinals and have dropped four straight matchups between the programs.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Caitlin Wood scored three times and then-12th-ranked Wesleyan broke the game open with a seven-goal second-half run on the way to a 14-4 win over Babson on March 20, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
• Senior Riley Buonagurio and sophomore Juliana McGuire both scored for the Beavers.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Rachel Secrist '15 scored four goals and Misha Beatty '14 added three goals and a pair of assists as the Beavers picked up a 14-9 victory over visiting Wesleyan afternoon on March 30, 2013, at MacDowell Field.
• Jameson Spang '13 scored three times, while Taylor Kralovenec '13 chipped in with two goals and an assist for Babson. Kayla Ellman led all scorers for the Cardinals with four goals, three of which came in the second half.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
• No. 12 Wesleyan (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season falling 8-7 to No. 6 Middlebury on Saturday.
• Senior Abigail Horst scored three times and first-year Sydney Prokupek finished with two goals and an assist for the Cardinals, who converted just 2-of-7 free-position chances.
• Prokupek (8-8-16) leads the team in assists, junior Abby Manning (13-2-15) is tied for the team lead with 19 draw controls, and Wood (12-1-13) had a run of four straight multi-goal games halted on Saturday.
• Senior Breanna Cavanaugh leads the defense with 13 ground balls and nine caused turnovers, while junior Allegra Grant has posted a 6.05 goals against average and a .449 save percentage in five starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 25 Babson (2-2) is looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss to Endicott last Saturday.
• Sophomore Georgia Salvatore scored four goals and McGuire tallied three times fo the Beavers, who converted just 2-of-10 free-position chances.
• Senior Lexi Lenaghan (14-7-21) has produced 15 straight multi-point games, Salvatore (9-3-12) is second on the team in goals, and McGuire (5-0-5) is second on the squad with 13 draw controls.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the Green and White with 18 draw controls, classmate Sara O'Connor is tied for the team lead with four caused turnovers, and fellow sophomore Cricket Fligor has posted a 9.50 goals against average and a .449 save percentage in four starts.

WELCOME BACK TO THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
• Thanks to its victory over Bates back on March 6, Babson returned to the national poll at No. 25 last Monday. The national ranking is the first for the program since March 2011.

LENAGHAN, FLIGOR SWEEP NEWMAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
• After pumping in seven goals against Bates and finished with a goal and three assists against Endicott, Lenaghan was tabbed as the league's player of the week on Monday.
• Not to be outdone, Fligor posted an 8.00 goals against average and a .515 save percentage against the Bobcats and Gulls to earn her first career NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

HITTING THE ROAD
• Following Sunday's contest, the Green and White will play six of its next seven games on the road. The Beavers begin the road trip on Wednesday when they head to the Philadelphia suburbs to face Ursinus.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• In its two victories this spring, the Beavers have allowed just six goals in the first half.

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