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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Bates

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Bates

Women's Lacrosse at Bates
Tuesday, March 11—5:30pm
Garcelon Field—Lewiston, Maine

Babson and Bates will meet for the 20th time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to the 1987 season. The Beavers are 6-13 all-time against the Bobcats but have won four of the last six meetings since 2008.

Taylor Kralovenec '13 scored the go-ahead goal with 2:12 left in regulation as Babson defeated Bates, 10-9, in its season opener on March 6, 2013, in Babson Park. Kralovenec had three goals and two assists, while junior Rachel Secrist and sophomore Kayla Farina each scored twice for the Beavers. Senior Blair Shrewsbury notched a game-high four goals to lead the Bobcats.

Joan O'Neill scored six times and the Bobcats notched eight of the game's final nine goals to rally for an 11-8 win over Babson on March 6, 2012, in Lewiston, Maine. Senior Misha Beatty had five goals for the Beavers, who built a 7-3 lead late in the first half.

Bates (3-1), which is receiving votes in the latest IWLCA Division III poll, has won two straight games following its 12-8 triumph over Wesleyan on Saturday. Sophomore Cara Cappellini had five goals and one assist while classmate Moriah Greenstein chipped in with three goals and two assist for the Bobcats, who scored nine times in the second half. Greenstein (12-13-25) is averaging 6.25 points per game and leads the NESCAC in scoring, while Shrewsbury is second on the team with 10 goals and five assists for 15 points. Cappellini (9-1-10) and senior Wally Pierce (8-2-10) have combined for four free-position tallies in five chances this spring. Pierce leads the conference in draw controls (23) and groundballs (9), while Cappellini and senior Cat Dioli each have a team-high eight caused turnovers. Sophomore goalie Hannah Jeffrey has started all four games posting an 8.10 goals against average and a .457 save percentage to go along with 21 saves, good for second in the NESCAC.

Babson (0-3) will play its third straight road game and is in search of its first victory after falling 15-9 at Endicott on Saturday. Secrist had three goals and one assist, and Farina added a pair of tallies for the Beavers, who held a 29-22 edge in shots on the day. Secrist (7-2-9) leads the Green and White in scoring and also has a team-high six draw controls, while Farina has contributed four goals and is tied for the team lead with four groundballs and three caused turnovers. First-year Delaney Carroll has three goals, and Beatty has chipped in with two goals and one assist to go along with four groundballs and three draw controls. Senior Julie Baharestani has posted a 13.33 goals against average and a .322 save percentage while making 19 saves in three starts this spring.

Since the start of the 2011 season, the Beavers are 22-4 when scoring 10 goals or more in a game.