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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Bates

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Bates

Women's Soccer at Bates
Sunday, September 16 | 2 p.m.
Russell Street Field | Lewiston, Maine

THE SERIES
• Babson will take on Bates for the 25th time in program history in a series that dates back to 1982. The Beavers are 4-19-1 all-time against the Bobcats but have gone unbeaten over the last four matches between the sides.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Katherine Cullen and Kerry Dunn each recorded a goal as Babson defeated visiting Bates, 2-0, on September 16, 2017, at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Bates outshot the Green and White 16-9, but Babson senior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick made six saves to record the shutout.

LAST BATES WIN
• Kim Alexander finished with two goals and one assist to lift the Bobcats to a 5-0 win over Babson on September 28, 2006, in Lewiston, Maine.

SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
• Bates (1-3-0) has dropped three straight matches after suffering a 2-0 loss at Tufts on Saturday.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Nuckols made a season-high eight saves for the Bobcats, who were outshot 19-10.
• Sophomore Caroline Bogue and first-year Emma Lombardo each have a goal and junior Sarah DiPillo has one assist on the year for Bates, which has not scored since its season opener on September 4.
• Nuckols owns a 2.00 goals against average and a .692 save percentage to go along with one clean sheet in four starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (3-2-1) is looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss to No. 13/14 Brandeis in its home opener on Saturday.
• First-year goalkeeper Kayla Salmon made three saves in her collegiate debut for the Beavers, who conceded the lone goal of the match in the 90th minute.
• Seniors Emma Dineen (3-1-7) and Jessica Fernandes (2-2-6) and have combined for 13 points over the first six games, while first-year Katherine Ryan has scored three goals.
• Gierschick has posted a 0.81 goals against average and a .789 save percentage to go along with a pair of shutouts in five starts.

DEFENDING THE FORT
• Playing in front of Salmon, the Beavers' back line of senior Julia Lindsay, juniors Maya King and Julia Janikies, sophomore Amanda Goldstein and first-year Maite Gutierrez were superb on Saturday limiting Brandeis to a season-low four shots on target.

SETTING UP THE SCORING
• Janikies and senior Jessica DeLuca both picked up an assist in Tuesday's win at UMass Boston, and both players are tied for the team lead with two assists on the year.

FAST STARTERS
• Including Saturday's game against Brandeis, the Green and White has outscored its opponents 6-0 in the first half this fall and has not allowed a goal before halftime in eight consecutive matches going back to last season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 3-0-0 this season and 10-2-3 going back to the start of last year when scoring the first goal of the match.

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