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Game Preview: No. 18 Field Hockey vs. Wheaton

Game Preview: No. 18 Field Hockey vs. Wheaton

No. 18 Field Hockey vs. Wheaton
Tuesday, October 22 | 4 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 23-12-1 all-time against Wheaton in a series that dates back to 1986.
• The Beavers have won the last four meetings and nine of their last 10 against the Lyons going back to 2009.
• The Green and White has outscored Wheaton 21-4 in four games since suffering a 1-0 OT loss in 2014.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Tori Roche and sophomores Millie Brady, Quinn Greer and Lauren Curley all scored as Babson defeated Wheaton, 5-2, on October 16, 2018, in Norton, Mass.
• Junior Hannah LeClair and sophomore Natalie Green each had a goal late in the second half for the Lyons, who got four saves from senior goalkeeper Morgan Karnes.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley finished with five saves for the Beavers, who led 2-0 at the half.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• Wheaton (2-10, 0-5 NEWMAC) has dropped four straight games and is coming off a 3-1 loss to Mount Holyoke on Saturday.
• Senior Karin Dion scored 2:38 into the match and Karnes made 12 saves for the Lyons, who allowed three fourth-quarter goals.
• Dion (5-1-11) leads the team in goals, junior Hannah Arkin (4-3-11) has produced a point in three straight games, and sophomore Phoebe Seifert (3-0-6) owns one game-winning goal.
• Junior Melissa Jernakoff registered two of her team-high seven defensive saves in Saturday's loss, while Karnes owns a 3.47 goals against average to go along with a .731 save percentage in 12 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (12-3, 6-0 NEWMAC) extended its seven-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory at Smith on Saturday.
• Junior Maddy Paro scored twice for the Beavers, who broke a 1-1 halftime deadlock with three goals in the first 4:07 of the third quarter.
• Roche (11-2-24) ranks fourth in the league in goals, Curley (9-1-19) has scored six times in conference play, and Brady (5-5-15) leads the Green and White in assists.
• Riley leads the NEWMAC in both goals against average (0.83) and save percentage (.821), and has recorded four shutouts in 15 starts this fall.

STREAKING BEAVERS
• Babson has won its last 32 NEWMAC regular season games, a streak that dates back to October 2015.
• With her fourth-quarter tally on Saturday, Roche has scored in 16 straight NEWMAC regular season games dating back to 2017.
• The Green and White has won 13 consecutive games in the month of October.

GETTING THEIR SHARE
• With a victory over Wheaton on Tuesday the Beavers can clinch at least a share of their fifth consecutive regular season conference title.
• Babson would become the first program in NEWMAC history to achieve this feat, surpassing Springfield's four straight regular season titles from 2003-06.

LEADING SCORERS LEADING THE WAY
• Babson's top four scorers, a group that includes Roche, Curley, Brady and Paro, have combined for 19 goals and nine assists during the current seven-game winning streak.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have outscored their last seven opponents 22-3 over the first three quarters.

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