Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at No. 11 Amherst

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at No. 11 Amherst

Women's Lacrosse at No. 11 Amherst
Wednesday, April 17 | 6 p.m.
Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium | Amherst, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Amherst will meet for the seventh time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 2007. The Beavers are 1-5 all-time against the Mammoths.

LAST MEETING
• Sophomore Maia Noyes led all players with four goals to help then-fourth-ranked Amherst defeat Babson, 17-4, on April 18, 2018, at MacDowell Field.
• Julia Crerend '18 and sophomore Isabele Sennett both scored three times for the Mammoths. Four different players scored for the Beavers, who got seven ground balls and four caused turnovers from senior Maired Williams.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Anita Martignetti '08 scored four goals and collected a game-high five groundballs as the Beavers topped Amherst, 7-6, on April 12, 2007, in Amherst, Mass.
• Jennie Williams '07 stopped four shots to earn the win for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE MAMMOTHS
• No. 11 Amherst (8-4, 4-4 NESCAC) is coming off of a 14-12 loss at No. 6 Tufts on Saturday
• Sophomore Claire Dunbar finished with three goals and two assists, while Sennett, Noyes, and sophomore Leah Ritterband added two goals apiece for the Mammoths, who were tied with less than minutes to go.
• Dunbar (27-19-46) leads the team in goals and assists, Sennett (26-5-31) has recorded five straight multi-goal games, and Noyes (11-16-27) leads the squad with 40 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers.
• Sophomore Hannah Gustafson has picked up 19 ground balls, while junior Talia Land has posted a 8.67 goals against average and a .500 save percentage in 12 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (9-4, 5-0 NEWMAC) has won seven of its last eight games after beating Coast Guard 18-2 on Saturday.
• Lenaghan finished with four goals and four assists, Salvatore and classmate Sarah McCarthy scored three times, and senior Riley Buonagurio and Juliana McGuire added two goals apiece for the Beavers, who opened the game with a 14-0 run.
• Lenaghan (59-17-76) ranks 28th in Division III in points, Salvatore (34-14-48) ranks fourth in the NEWMAC in goals, and junior Valerie Quinlan (11-11-22) is third on the team with 41 draw controls.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the Green and White with 57 draw controls and 25 ground balls, while classmate Cricket Fligor has posted a 9.77 goals against average and a .425 save percentage over 13 starts.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS
• After setting a new program record with 102 points last season, Lenaghan's 76 points through 13 games is already good for fourth on Babson's single-season list.
• Her 59 goals this spring are also tied for fifth most in single-season school history.

APPROACHING THE CENTURY MARK
• Salvatore, who is the only player on the team with at least one goal in all 13 games, enters Wednesday's contest just four points shy of reaching 100 for her career.

HOW YOU DRAW IT UP
• In three previous games this season against nationally-ranked opponents the Beavers are holding a 51-32 advantage on the draw.
• Entering Wednesday's clash at Amherst, Babson ranks 32nd in Division III averaging 15.46 draw controls per game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 8-0 on the year when scoring at least 11 goals.

//