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Game Preview: No. 9 Field Hockey at University of New England

Game Preview: No. 9 Field Hockey at University of New England

No. 9 Field Hockey at University of New England
Tuesday, October 9 | 6:00pm
UNE Blue Bolt Field | Biddeford, Maine

THE SERIES
• Babson and the University of New England will meet for the sixth time on Tuesday in a series that goes back to 2012.
• The Beavers have won each of the five previous meetings against the Nor'Easters although they've needed overtime in two previous visits to Biddeford.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Ashley Tango scored 2:31 into the second overtime period to help then-10th-ranked Babson College defeat the University of New England, 2-1, on October 25, 2018 in Biddeford, Maine.
• Julie Mortimer '18 had a goal for the Beavers, who also got an assist from Kelsi McDougle. Vonde Sanders scored for the Nor'easters, who got 12 saves from Holly Smith.

SCOUTING THE NOR'EASTERS
• University of New England (7-6) got three goals from junior Kendra MacDonald to defeat Western New England, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon.
• Senior Marge Gardiner and junior Sydney Liptak each contributed an assist, while sophomore goalkeeper Liz Sargent recorded two saves for the Nor'easters.
• MacDonald (10-5-25) and senior Kersey Boulay (6-2-14) have combined to score five game-winning goals, while Gardiner (0-6-6) has recorded two defensive saves on the year.
• Sargent has posted a 2.41 goals against average, a .702 save percentage and one shutout in 13 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 9 Babson (10-3) had six different players find the back of the cage on the way to defeating Clark, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon for its third straight win.
• Senior Catherine Gilman led all scorers with two goals, while Tango, junior Tori Roche, first-year Millie Brady, and classmate Quinn Greer chipped in with one goal apiece.
• Roche (18-5-41) is eighth in Division III in goals, Tango (10-12-32) ranks fifth nationally in assists, and Gilman (9-4-22) is tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals.
• First-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley boasts a 1.00 goals against average and a .764 save percentage to go along with four shutouts in 13 starts.

ADMIT ONE
• Babson became the first NEWMAC team to earn a spot in the conference tournament with their win over Clark last Saturday.

TOP OF THE CHARTS
• The Beavers are ranked second in Division III in goals per game (5.00), third in points per game (13.15), fourth in scoring margin (3.93) and sixth in assists per game (3.15).

HISTORY IN THE MAKING
• The Beavers' senior class of Gilman, Tango, Lauren Drakeley and Brielle Schafroth-Bach matched the 2006 graduating class as the winningest in program history on Saturday at Clark. One more win would give this year's senior class 66 career victories.

DYNAMIC DUO
• Over the last eight contests, the duo of Tango and Roche has combined for 19 goals and nine assists for 47 points. Tango has seven goals and seven assists and has produced at least one point in all eight games, while Roche has pumped in 12 goals to go along with a pair of helpers.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 23-5 in the month of October going back to 2015.

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