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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Clark

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Clark

Women's Soccer vs. Clark
Saturday, September 22 | 11:30 a.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson faces Clark for the 32nd time in program history dating back to 1994. The Beavers are 17-10-4 all-time against the Cougars and won both meetings last season.

LAST MEETING
• Victoria Penta '18 finished with a goal and an assist as the third-seeded Beavers defeated sixth-seeded Clark, 3-0, in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal on October 31, 2017, at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Senior Katherine Cullen and junior Maggie McCabe each scored once, while Meghan Lee '18 and Kathryn Clark both chipped in with an assist for the Beavers. Junior goalkeeper Julianna Christy turned away three shots for the Cougars.

LAST CLARK WIN
• Visiting Clark scored three times in under 10 minutes late in the first half on its way to defeating Babson, 4-1, on October 15th, 2016 at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Kara Fischer '17 scored twice, while Emma Deneault '18 added a goal for the Cougars. Senior Jessica Fernandes notched the Beavers' lone goal. 

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
• Clark's (5-1-1) sophomore Inonge Kaloustian scored the golden goal 7:40 into the second overtime to lift Clark over UMass Dartmouth, 2-1, on Tuesday night.
• First-year Jamie Joseph tied the game in the 12th minute and junior goalkeeper Alison Carroll picked up her fourth straight win with seven saves.
• Kaloustian (4-3-11) is tied for fourth in the league in scoring, while Taylor Barbieri (3-2-8) and Mia Advocate (2-2-6) combined for 14 points.
• Carroll has started all six games posting a 0.63 goals against average, a .867 save percentage, and two shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (3-3-1) is looking for redemption after falling 3-1 to Bates on Sunday afternoon.
• Senior Emma Dineen scored her fourth goal of the season in the third minute and first-year goalkeeper Kayla Salmon made six saves in the match.
• Dineen (4-1-9) and Fernandes (2-2-6) have combined for 15 points over the first seven games, while first-year Katherine Ryan is second in point on the team recording 3 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. Salmon has started the last two games posting a 2.00 goals against average and a .692 save percentage.

GOALS KEEP COMING
• With her tally on Sunday at Bates, Dineen has now scored 11 goals in her last 15 games going back to last year. With 17 career markers she is tied with Helen Karalis '95 for 16th place on the program's all-time list.

PLAYING WITH PRIDE
• The Green and White will show support for athletes and coaches of all sexual orientations by wearing rainbow laces on Saturday. The team will be taking part in the second annual #PlayWithPride Week, which is sponsored by the United Soccer Coaches LGBT & Allies Advocacy Group. For more information on the event and other United Soccer Coaches initiatives, visit unitedsoccercoaches.org.

POLLING NUMBERS
• Babson, which is the only squad that has not faced a conference foe this fall, finished in a tie for third place when the NEWMAC released its preseason poll back in late August.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 4-1-3 over their last eight NEWMAC openers.

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