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Game Preview: No. 19 Field Hockey at Wesleyan

Game Preview: No. 19 Field Hockey at Wesleyan

No. 19 Field Hockey at Wesleyan
Sunday, October 13 | 1 p.m.
Smith Field | Middletown, Conn.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 7-7 all-time against Wesleyan in a series that dates back to 2001.
• The Beavers have won five straight matches in the series and have outscored the Cardinals 18-5 during this stretch.

LAST MEETING
• Ashley Tango '19 scored once and tacked on two assists to become the program's career leader as the Beavers defeated Wesleyan, 4-1, on September 8, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Catherine Gilman '19, senior Carla DiBiase and sophomore Quinn Greer all added a goal for Babson, while senior Elizabeth Horowitz scored midway through the second half for the Cardinals.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
• Wesleyan (5-6) has dropped two straight one-goal decisions after suffering a 2-1 loss to 13th-ranked Bates on Saturday.
• Junior Amy Schaap scored with 9:17 remaining in the fourth quarter for the Cardinals, who got five saves from senior goalkeeper Delaney Wood.
• Schaap (5-1-11) and first-year Diana Schwartz (4-0-8) have combined to score six of their nine goals against non-conference foes, while sophomore Olivia Baglieri (3-0-6) leads the team with five defensive saves.
• Wood has gone 4-6 with a 2.01 goals against average, a .821 save percentage and three shutouts in 10 starts this fall.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 19 Babson (10-3) has won five straight games and is coming off a 3-1 victory over Clark on Saturday.
• Sophomore Lauren Curley scored twice and senior Tori Roche added a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who got four saves from sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley.
• Roche (10-2-22) has scored five times over the last three contests, Curley (8-1-17) is tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals, and sophomore Millie Brady (5-5-15) leads the Green and White in assists.
• Riley has started all 13 games and boasts a 0.88 goals against average and a .820 save percentage to go along with three shutouts.

GETTING TO KNOW THE NESCAC
• Sunday's contest at Wesleyan is the fourth of five that the Beavers will play this fall against opponents from the NESCAC.
• The Green and White owns a 2-1 win over Connecticut College and has suffered losses to top-ranked Middlebury (2-0) and then-No. 5 Tufts (1-0) in its first three games.

FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
• After averaging just 1.17 goals over its first six matches, Babson has put up 3.71 goals per game in seven contests since September 21.

AT HOME ON THE ROAD
• The Beavers are 6-1 on the road this season and have outscored their opponents 22-5.
• The Green and White went 7-1 away from home last season and has won 22 of its last 26 road games since the start of the 2016 campaign.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have won 11 consecutive games in the month of October.

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