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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at UMass Boston

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at UMass Boston

Women's Soccer at UMass Boston
Tuesday, September 11 | 7 p.m.
James Cotter Field | Boston, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson plays UMass Boston for just the fifth time in program history on Tuesday night in a series that dates back to 2014.
• The Beavers are 3-0-1 all-time against the Beacons.

LAST MEETING
• Babson's Kathryn Clark scored twice in the first half and assisted on another goal as the Beavers defeated UMass Boston, 3-0, on September 13, 2017, in Babson Park.
• Senior Katherine Cullen notched the first goal of her career early in the second half, while junior Olivia West recorded a career-high two assists. Kelsey Ford '18 and senior Jessica Fernandes also chipped in with an assist apiece.
• Senior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick made eight saves to post her first clean sheet of the season.

SCOUTING THE BEACONS
• UMass Boston (2-2-0) has won two straight games after Sunday's 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Elms at the Husson University Courtyard Classic.
• Senior Jaclyn O'Grady and rookie Cal Pitts each scored in the last seven minutes of the match for the Beacons, while sophomore Taylor Bilyak and first-year Carlee Fahey recorded assists.
• First-year Jahlyla Ocampo (1-1-3) leads the team in points and sophomore Shannon Rosemond is one of four players with one goal over the first four games.
• Rookie Abby McCulloch has started all four matches this season and has posted a 1.00 goals against average and a .852 save percentage.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-1-1) fell to Eastern Connecticut 3-0 on Saturday in Willimantic, Conn., putting an end to its season-opening three-game unbeaten streak.
• Gierschick finished with three saves for the Beavers, who held a 20-9 edge in shots.
• Seniors Jessica Fernandes (2-2-6) and Emma Dineen (2-1-5) have combined for 11 points over the first four games, while first-year Katherine Ryan has scored a pair of goals.
• Gierschick has posted a 0.95 goals against average and a .765 save percentage to go along with a pair of shutouts in four starts.

END OF THE ROAD
• After playing its first four matches in three different states and two different time zones, the Beavers will wrap up a five-game road swing on Tuesday night. Despite the loss on Saturday, the Green and White is 5-2-2 in its last nine outings away from home.

NIGHT MOVES
• Tuesday's match marks just the third team in the last three seasons that the Beavers will play at night. Babson played a 1-1 2OT draw at WPI last year on October 3 and defeated Emerson, 3-1, under the lights on October 18, 2016.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have not allowed a goal in 380 minutes in four previous matchups with UMass Boston.

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