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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. UMass-Boston

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. UMass-Boston

Women's Soccer vs. UMass-Boston
Wednesday, September 16—6 p.m.
MacDowell Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and UMass-Boston will meet for just the second time on Wednesday in the first home women's soccer game to be played under the lights in school history.

LAST MEETING
Melina Kapotsis '15 made five saves as Babson and UMass-Boston played to a season-opening 0-0 2OT draw on August 29, 2014, in Babson Park. Kristen Spain played the final 65 minutes and stopped seven shots for the Beacons.

SCOUTING THE BEACONS
UMass-Boston (1-2-1) is winless in its last three matches after suffering a 1-0 loss at nationally-ranked Brandeis on Saturday. First-year goalkeeper Alyssa Fugiel made a career-high 13 saves for the Beacons, who were outshot 37-1. First-year Jaclyn O'Grady has scored the team's only two goals this season, while senior Natasha Stibor leads the squad with one assist. UMass-Boston has been held scoreless in back-to-back matches for the first time since 2011. Fugiel, who has started three contests, and fellow first-year Alyssa Hachey have combined to post a 0.95 goals against average to go along with a .926 save percentage and one shutout.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (5-1-0), which is ranked eighth in the first NSCAA regional poll of the season,  bounced back from its first loss of the year on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over New England College on Sunday. Olivia Kerester had a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who got four saves from first-year goalkeepers Elizabeth Mycock and Maddison Gierschick. First-year Jessica Fernandes (3-2-8), has one game-winning marker, junior Taylor Goldsborough (2-2-6) is tied for the team-lead in assists, and Kerester and Clark have each contributed two goals apiece. Mycock has started all six matches and posted a 0.36 goals against average and a .857 to go along with four clean sheets.

BEAVERS IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
The Green and White enters the week ranked 13th nationally in shutout percentage (0.833) and 27th among Division III teams with a 0.33 goals against average through its first six matches.

PLAYING FROM IN FRONT
The Beavers have scored the first goal of the match in each of their six games this season, and are 3-0-0 when leading at halftime.

BABSON AGAINST THE LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE
The Beavers are 7-4-4 all-time against Little East opponents, including a 4-1-3 mark since 2001.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Babson is 17-1-5 when holding its opponents to one goal or less going back to 10/12/13.

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