Women's Soccer

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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at WPI

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at WPI

Women's Soccer at WPI
Tuesday, September 29—4 p.m.
Alumni Field—Worcester, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and WPI will meet for the 22nd time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1995. The Beavers are 12-8-1 all-time against the Engineers and have won four of the last five matches between the sides since 2010.

LAST MEETING
Jessica DiPhilippo '15 had a goal and an assist, and senior Meghan Tyson scored the go-ahead marker in the 58th minute as Babson defeated WPI, 3-2, on September 30, 2014, in Babson Park.

LAST WPI WIN
Janine Fatal scored 9:16 into overtime as the Engineers slipped past Babson, 2-1, on October 1, 2013, in Worcester. Mike Cucullo '14 tied the game in the 60th minute for the Beavers, who trailed 1-0 at halftime.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
WPI (7-2-0, 1-0-0 NEWMAC) has won two straight matches after defeating Wheaton, 1-0, in its conference opener on Saturday afternoon. Junior Erin Bracken scored in the 75th minute and classmate Abby Teliska stopped five shots to post her first clean sheet of the season for the Engineers. Senior Emily Doherty (12-2-26) leads the league in goals and points, and has produced five multi-goal games, while junior Emma Turton (4-1-9) and senior Jaime Espinola (3-2-8) have combined for three game-winning markers on the year. Sophomore Karina Larson is tied for third in the NEWMAC in assists. Teliska has started all nine matches for WPI posting a 0.86 goals against average and a .788 save percentage this fall.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-2-2, 0-0-2 NEWMAC) has taken just two points out of its first two conference matches after rallying for a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Smith on Saturday. Junior Olivia Kerester scored in the 68th minute for the Beavers, who fell behind early in the first half. First-year Jessica Fernandes (4-2-10) is tenth in the NEWMAC in scoring, Kerester is second on the team with three goals and junior Taylor Goldsborough (2-2-6) is one of four players with two assists on the year. Tyson (2-2-6) and first-year Kathryn Clark (2-1-5) have combined for three-game winning markers this fall. First-year goalkeepers Elizabeth Mycock (5-1-1) and Maddison Gierschick (1-1-1) have posted a 0.57 goals against average and a .864 save percentage to go along with seven shutouts.

SUCCESS ON THE ROAD
The Beavers are 6-1-4 in their last 11 games away from home against conference opponents with the only loss coming on a neutral field last season.

LITTLE MARGIN FOR ERROR
Six of the last seven matches between Babson and WPI have been decided by a single goal.

BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK?
Since the formation of the NEW 6 conference in 1987, the Green and White has never had three consecutive league games end in a draw.

BEAVERS IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
Babson enters the week ranked 24th nationally in shutout percentage (.700) and 46th among Division III teams in save percentage (.864).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 18-1-7 when holding their opponents to one goal or less going back to 10/12/13.

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