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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Clark

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Clark

Women's Soccer at Clark
Saturday, October 17—1 p.m.
Granger Field—Worcester, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Clark will meet for the 28th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1994. The Beavers hold a 15-9-3 edge all-time and have won five of the last seven matches between the sides.

LAST MEETING
Junior Kara Fischer scored the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute as Clark slipped past Babson, 1-0, on October 18, 2014, in Babson Park. Senior goalkeeper Gabby Paolino made nine saves for the Cougars, who were outshot 25-2 by the Beavers.

LAST BABSON WIN
Mika Cucullo '14 scored twice, including the go-ahead brace in the 72nd minute as the Beavers edged Clark, 2-1, on October 19, 2013, in Worcester. Senior Kristina Simonson chipped in with an assist for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
Clark (2-9-2, 0-4-1 NEWMAC) has dropped six consecutive games following Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Springfield. Fischer and senior Alex Easton helped the Cougars erase a two-goal deficit before the Pride regained the lead for good on a penalty kick in the 88th minute. Fischer (5-3-13) is tied for 11th in the league in scoring, senior Nikki Feinberg (1-3-5) leads the team in assists and Easton has contributed a pair of goals, including one game winner. Paolino has started all 13 matches for Clark posting a 1.79 goals against average and a .771 save percentage to go along with two clean sheets.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (10-2-3, 3-0-3 NEWMAC), which is ranked fourth in the NSCAA New England poll, has won four straight games and is unbeaten in its last six fixtures after defeating Bowdoin, 3-2, last Sunday. Junior Olivia Kerester contributed a pair of goals and an assist for the Beavers, who scored twice over the last 17 minutes to erase a one-goal deficit. First-year Jessica Fernandes (6-3-15) and Kerester (6-3-15) have each scored twice in conference play, while senior Meghan Tyson (4-3-11) leads the Green and White with three game-winning markers. First-year goalkeeper Elizabeth Mycock has posted a 0.54 goals against average and a .880 save percentage to go along with five shutouts in 13 appearances.

GETTING ON THE BOARD EARLY
The team that has scored first has won the last eight matches between Babson and Clark.

POSITIVE CONFERENCE NUMBERS
The Beavers lead the NEWMAC in goals against average (0.45) and scoring margin (+1.22), and rank second in goals scored (10) in league play.

EARNING NEWMAC RECOGNITION
After exploding for three goals in two games last weekend, Kerester was selected as the NEWMAC Offensive Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday, becoming the third player to earn weekly honors from the conference this fall.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
During its six-game unbeaten streak, the Green and White has outscored its foes 13-5.

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