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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Wheaton

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Wheaton

Women's Lacrosse vs. Wheaton
Wednesday, April 24 | 4 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 40th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1987. The Beavers are 23-16 all-time against the Lyons and have won three straight games in the series.

LAST MEETING
• Julia Harrigan '18 and senior Lexi Lenaghan each had five goals as Babson cruised to a 16-5 win at Wheaton on April 25, 2018, in Norton, Mass.
• Senior Riley Buonagurio finished with two goals to go along with three ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls for the Beavers. Junior Kyra Schwartzman had three goals and classmate Molly Covarrubias scored twice for the Lyons.

LAST WHEATON WIN
• Brooke Sabol and Jenna Tewksbury both scored three times and fourth-seeded Wheaton used a key three-goal run midway through the second half on its way to defeating the fifth-seeded Babson, 15-11, in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal on April 25, 2015, in Norton.
• Kayla Farina '16 scored four goals and dished out two assists for six points, while Francesca Giovanucci '17 scored three times for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• Wheaton (6-8, 4-2 NEWMAC) fell short against MIT, 14-11, on Saturday afternoon at Nordin Field.
• Schwartzman, junior Lilly Callahan and sophomore Casey Kaplan all scored three times, while Covarrubias added two goals and a career-high six assists for the Lyons, who got 13 saves from sophomore Jena Casman.
• Covarrubias (32-37-69) is second in the league in assists and third in points, Schwartzman (43-8-51) leads the Lyons in goals, and Callahan (31-9-40) has contributed 28 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers.
• Kaplan leads the team with 37 draw controls, junior Blake Ferretti has recorded 24 caused turnovers, and Casman has posted an 11.72 goals against average and .462 save percentage in 14 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (10-5, 6-0 NEWMAC) beat Emerson 25-4 on Saturday afternoon to remain unbeaten in league play.
• Lenaghan finished with six goals and five assists, rookie Coco Creedon scored a career-high four goals, and sophomore Georgia Salvatore dished out a career-best six assists for the Beavers, who set a school record for goals in a game.
• Lenaghan (69-23-92) ranks 11th in Division III in goals and 18th in points, Salvatore (41-23-64) is tied for third third in the conference in assists, and junior Valerie Quinlan (13-14-27) is third on the team with 46 draws.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the Green and White with 27 ground balls and 63 draw controls, while sophomore Cricket Fligor ranks third in the NEWMAC in goals against average (10.13) and fourth in save percentage (.409) in 15 starts.

WHAT'S AT STAKE
• With a victory on Wednesday the Green and White would clinch at least a share of its second consecutive NEWMAC regular season title and the top seed in next week's conference tournament.
• If the Beavers defeat both Wheaton and Saturday's opponent Mount Holyoke they would finish unbeaten in league play for the first time since 2016.

LUCKY 13
• Babson got goals from 13 different players in Saturday's win over Emerson, which included the first career tallies by Lent, senior Christine Regan and juniors Maria Bravo and Sarah DeLucia all in the second half.

REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
• With 11 points on Saturday, Lenaghan's 92 this spring gives her the top two spots on Babson's single-season list.
• Her 69 goals are also the second most in a single year by a Babson player and just six shy of Anna Collins' '10 record of 75 set back in 2009.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Over the last five games the Beavers have converted 62.5 percent of their free-position chances.

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