Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Emerson

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Emerson

Women's Lacrosse vs. Emerson
Saturday, April 20 | 12 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for the sixth time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 2014. The Beavers are 4-1 all-time against the Lions.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Lexi Lenaghan recorded three goals and four assists for seven points as Babson defeated Emerson, 19-6, on April 18, 2018, in Boston.
• Sophomores Georgia Salvatore and Sarah McCarthy chipped in with two goals apiece for the Beavers. Junior Jenna Tomsky led the Lions with three goals.

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 (0-8, 0-5 NEWMAC) saw its losing streak extend to 25 after suffering a 25-6 loss at MIT on Wednesday.
• Junior Camille Mumford recorded three goals and first-year Julia Mallon scored twice to go along with four draw controls and three ground balls for the Lions, who trailed 17-2 at the half.
• Sophomore Kelli Mark (13-2-15) leads the team with four free-position tallies, Mumford (9-6-15) is first on the squad in assists, and Tomsky (12-2-14) leads Emerson with 28 draw controls and eight caused turnovers.
• First-year Elizabeth Fretz has posted a 19.38 goals-against average and a .282 save percentage in eight starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (9-4, 5-0 NEWMAC) fell to No. 11 Amherst 21-10 on Wednesday evening at Pratt Field.
• Lenaghan and Salvatore combined for seven goals and four assists, sophomore Juliana McGuire won six draw controls, and junior Sarah DeLucia recorded three caused turnovers for the Beavers.
• Lenaghan (63-18-81) ranks 16th in Division III in goals and 20th in points, Salvatore (40-17-57) has registered nine consecutive multi-point games, and junior Valerie Quinlan (11-12-23) is third on the team with 42 draw controls.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the Green and White in ground balls (27) and draws (60), while classmate Cricket Fligor ranks second in the conference in saves (100), is third in goals against average (10.57) and fourth in save percentage (.403) over her 14 starts.

REGIONAL RECOGNITION
• The Beavers were the lone NEWMAC program listed when the NCAA released the first of three regional rankings on Thursday. One of just two teams from outside the NESCAC to be ranked, Babson debut at No. 7.

ALONE AT THE TOP
• Entering the final eight days of conference play, Babson holds a one-game lead in the standings over MIT and Wheaton, and is the only team that has clinched a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.
• The Beavers can clinch at least a share of its second consecutive league title with a victory on Saturday coupled with losses by the aforementioned Engineers and Lyons.

NETTING MORE MILESTONES
• With five points on Wednesday at Amherst, Lenaghan joined Anna Collins '10 as the only two players in program history to surpass 80 points in multiple seasons.
• With her free-position tally just before halftime on Wednesday Salvatore surpassed the 100-point mark for her career.

SENIOR HONORS
• Prior to Saturday's contest Lenaghan, Riley Buonagurio, Olivia McCahan, Christine Regan and Mairead Williams will be honored. In addition to helping the program capture two straight NEWMAC Tournament titles and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons, the group's 49 wins are the most by a Babson senior class since 2012.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have led by an average of 9.2 goals at halftime in games against NEWMAC foes this spring.

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