Women's Soccer at Springfield
Saturday, October 3—2:30 p.m.
Brock-Affleck Field—Springfield, Mass.
Babson and Springfield will meet for the 23rd time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1998. The Beavers are 4-15-3 all-time against the Pride and are looking for their first win in the series since 2004. The sides have played to a draw in each of the last two regular-season matches.
Junior Elizabeth Monsen and sophomore Kimberly Quiles scored less than five minutes apart late in the second half as second-seeded Springfield defeated third-seeded Babson, 2-0, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on November 8, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass.
LAST BABSON WIN
Cara Forsberg '06 scored the game-winning goal in the 57th minute and Marci McCormack '06 made five saves to earn the shutout in the Beavers' 1-0 win over the Pride on October 9, 2004, in Babson Park.
SCOUTING THE PRIDE
Springfield (6-2-1, 2-0-0 NEWMAC), which is ranked fourth in the most recent NSCAA New England poll, is coming off a 2-0 loss to second-ranked Williams on Wednesday. Junior Brooke Fairman and sophomore Ciara Boucher combined to make three saves for the Pride, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Seniors Krissy Cicalis (3-3-9) and Nicole Fowler (3-3-9) have tallied three game-winning goals, while Quiles leads the squad with four markers on the year. Boucher has started seven matches posting a 0.67 goals against average and a .737 save percentage to go along with three clean sheets.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-2-3, 0-0-3 NEWMAC), which is ranked eighth in the NSCAA regional poll, rallied for a 2-2 double overtime draw at WPI on Tuesday. Senior Meghan Tyson and first-year Jessica Fernandes scored in the final 22 minutes of regulation for the Beavers. Fernandes (5-2-12) is tied for sixth in the league in scoring, Tyson (3-2-8) leads the Green and White with two game-winning markers and junior Olivia Kerester has contributed three goals and two assists this fall. First-year goalkeepers Elizabeth Mycock and Maddison Gierschick have combined to post a 0.68 goals against average and a .846 save percentage to go along with seven shutouts on the year.
BABSON IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
The Beavers are 32nd among Division III teams in shutout percentage (.636) and Mycock ranks 38th nationally in goals against average (0.51) and 53rd in save percentage (.862).
The Green and White, which has tied three straight conference matches for the first time in program history, has not played four consecutive overtime games since 2001.
Babson and Springfield have combined for two goals or less in seven of the last eight matches between the teams.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 4-2-3 on the road in the month of October over the last two seasons.