Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Ursinus

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Ursinus

Women's Lacrosse at Ursinus
Saturday, March 18—1 p.m.
Patterson Field—Collegeville, Pa.

THE SERIES

Babson and Ursinus will meet for the first time on Saturday afternoon.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
Ursinus (3-2) snapped a two-game skis with a 13-9 win over Emerson last Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sophomore Emily DiGiorgio led all players with three goals and senior Amy Kohout added two goals and one assist to go along with three ground balls for the Bears, who used a four-goal run late in the second half to pull away. DiGiorgio (13-2-15) has scored five free-position goals, junior Franny Liberatoscioli (11-0-11) has won 13 draw controls to go along with a team-high 10 caused turnovers, and sophomore Bridget Sherry (5-5-10) leads the squad in assists and ground balls (18). Classmate Kaitlyn France has posted an 8.40 goals against average to go along with a .447 save percentage in four appearances.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (1-2) has been idle since suffering a 9-8 OT loss to Bates back on March 8. Senior Emily Bresnahan scored twice and junior Charlotte O'Halloran contributed a goal and two assists for the Beavers, who notched four unanswered tallies at the end of regulation to force the extra session. O'Halloran (3-7-10) leads the team in points and assists, senior Katie McKenna (5-1-6) and first-year Taylor Herrmann (5-1-6) have combined for 10 goals, and junior Julia Harrigan (1-0-1) leads the Green and White with 11 draw controls. Senior Delaney Carroll has scooped up 10 ground balls and caused seven turnovers, while first-year goaltender Olivia Phelan has posted a 6.42 goals against average and a .536 save percentage in three appearances on the year.

CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE CHALLENGE
The Beavers are 2-5 all-time against Centennial Conference foes, which includes a 17-13 victory over McDaniel last season in Clermont, Fla.

UNFAMILIAR FOE
Ursinus is the only team on this year's schedule that Babson has not faced since the program's inception in 1987.

SECOND HALF SURGE
The Green and White has outscored its opponents 18-6 in the second half of its three games this season, which includes a 10-4 margin over the last two outings against Skidmore and Bates.

CREATING CHAOS
Babson is averaging 11.0 caused turnovers and its opponents have turned the ball over 22.0 times per game to begin the season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 7-3 in games away from home going back to the start of last season.

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