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Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Connecticut College

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Connecticut College

Men's Soccer vs. No. RV/14 Connecticut College
Tuesday, October 15 | 3:30 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 1-0-1 all-time against Connecticut College in a series that dates back to 1997.
• Tuesday's match will be the first between the programs played in Babson Park.

LAST MEETING
• Babson's Eric Anderson '13 scored in the 51st minute but Graham Christensen cancelled it out with his 90th-minute tally as the Beavers and Connecticut College played to a 1-1 2OT draw on October 7, 2009, in New London, Conn.
• Peter Crowley '12 made seven saves for Babson, while Alex Martland stopped six shots for the Camels.

SCOUTING THE CAMELS
• No. RV/14 Connecticut College (7-1-2) extended its unbeaten streak to three with a 1-0 OT win over Bowdoin on Saturday.
• Sophomore MT Tshuma scored in the 92nd minute for the Camels, who got three saves from goalkeeper AJ Marcucci.
• Sophomore Augie Djerdjaj (5-3-15) is first on the team in goals, classmate Steve Yeonas (4-3-11) has scored a pair of game-winning markers, and senior Matt Butera (2-6-10) is tied for 26th in Division III in assists.
• Marcucci has started all 10 games this fall and boasts a 0.51 goals against average and a .894 save percentage to go along with three clean sheets.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (7-4-2) is unbeaten in three straight matches and is coming off a 3-0 win at Emerson on Saturday.
• Senior Ben Holman scored twice inside of two minutes early in the second half, while classmate Alex Crompton tacked on a late insurance goal for the Beavers, who stayed unbeaten in league play.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins (7-3-17) leads the team with three game-winning tallies, Holman (2-6-10) is first on the squad in assists, and Crompton (3-3-9) has produced a point in four of the last six games.
• Senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman has gone 5-3-2 in 10 starts with a 0.88 goals against average, a .833 save percentage and five shutouts.

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
• Connecticut College will be the third nationally-ranked opponent the Beavers have faced this season. The Green and White has split its first two matches, suffering a 3-2 OT loss at No. 6/2 Amherst on September 10 and snapping No. 1/1 Tufts' 30-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory last Tuesday.
• After Tuesday, Babson will have played five of the top seven teams in the region. This group includes the aforementioned Mammoths and Jumbos as well as Connecticut College, Brandeis and WPI.

BACKLINE COMING UP BIG
• In seven games since suffering a 3-0 loss to Williams back on September 15, the Beavers' have recorded five clean sheets while conceding just four goals.
• Heintzelman has made six starts during this stretch and is 4-0-2 with four shutouts and a miniscule 0.16 goals against average.

BEAVER BITES
• Holman's two goals on Saturday at Emerson were the first two of his career.
• Senior Youcef Ziad, who missed three straight games between September 25-October 1, has picked up an assist in each of Babson's last two matches.
• Eight different players have scored at least two goals this fall for the Green and White.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 7-0-2 this season and 19-1-6 since the start of last year when allowing one goal or less.

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