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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley

Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley
Tuesday, October 6—4 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 44th time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1982. The all-time series is deadlocked at 18-18-7 but the Beavers are 8-2-3 against the Blue over the last 13 meetings since 2004.

LAST MEETING
Rachael Kantor '15 set up the game's only goal in the 106th minute as Babson edged Wellesley, 1-0, in double overtime on October 7, 2014, in Wellesley. Kantor's shot was cleared off the goal line by a Blue defender, but it deflected off of senior goalkeeper Kat Goldsmith and into the net.

LAST WELLESLEY WIN
Lena Cardoso scored in the sixth minute and senior goalkeeper Kat Goldsmith made six saves as the Blue defeated Babson, 1-0, on October 8, 2013, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
Wellesley (5-2-2, 0-1-1 NEWMAC) is looking for its first conference win after suffering a 2-1 double overtime loss against Wheaton on Saturday. Senior Abby Aldridge scored in the 28th minute for the Blue, which conceded the game-winning goal 2:14 into the second overtime session. Junior Maddie Carlborg (5-2-12) has a pair of game-winning goals and is tied for seventh in the NEWMAC in scoring, senior Juliette Fry (3-2-8) is tied for the team lead in assists and junior Kyla Petrie has contributed two goals and one assist this fall. Goldsmith has posted a 0.62 goals against average and a .893 save percentage, and leads the conference with six clean sheets in nine starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (7-2-3, 1-0-3 NEWMAC), which is ranked eighth in the most recent NSCAA New England poll, is coming off a 1-0 win at Springfield on Saturday. First-year Emma Dineen scored in the 55th minute and classmate Elizabeth Mycock made six saves as the Beavers defeated the Pride for the first time since 2004. First-year Jessica Fernandes (5-2-12) is tied for seventh in the conference in scoring, while senior Meghan Tyson and junior Olivia Kerester have each contributed three goals and two assists on the year. Mycock, who has started each of the last three matches, has a 0.45 goals against average and a .886 save percentage to go along with five shutouts in 10 appearances this fall.

GOALS AT A PREMIUM
Babson and Wellesley have combined for just nine goals over the last seven matches.

BABSON IN THE NCAA RANKINGS
The Green and White ranks 22nd nationally in shutout percentage (.750), while Mycock is 25th among Division III goalkeepers in save percentage and 26th in goals against average.

HOME FIELD SUCCESS
The Beavers, who are averaging 2.30 goals at home this season, are 18-5-4 since the start of the 2013 season at Hartwell-Rogers Field. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Green and White is 7-1-1 this season and has won 20 of its last 22 matches when scoring first going back to 9/24/13.

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