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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Clark

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at Clark

Women's Lacrosse at Clark
Saturday, March 27
Granger Field | Worcester, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson and Clark will meet for the first time on Saturday.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
• Clark (0-1, 0-1 NEWMAC) opened its season with a 19-3 loss to Wheaton last Saturday.
• Senior Sarah Byrn finished with a goal and an assist and classmate Anna Joyce and sophomore Elysia Hall both scored once for the Cougars, who were limited to just nine shots.
• Hall (19-5-24) and sophomore Kiley Simmons (17-0-17) combined to score nearly half of Clark's goals before the team's inaugural season was halted after five games last March.
• First-year Olivia Harrington got the start in her collegiate debut last Saturday, making 13 saves on 32 shots for a .448 save percentage in 47 minutes of action.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (0-1, 0-1 NEWMAC) suffered a 14-13 overtime loss at Springfield in its season opener last Saturday.
• Senior Juliana McGuire scored four times and the trio of senior Georgia Salvatore and sophomores Claudia Dodge and Courtney Kaskey all recorded two goals apiece for the Beavers, who rallied from a late four-goal deficit to force the extra session.
• The Green and White returns its top eight scorers led by sophomore Erin Jayne (13-8-21) and Salvatore (12-1-13), who combined for more than half of the team's goals last spring.
• Senior goalkeeper Cricket Fligor made 12 saves in the loss at Springfield and owns 10.46 goals against average and a .399 save percentage in 45 career games.

CLOSING IN ON THE CENTURY MARK
• Salvatore needs just two more goals to reach 100 for her career and to become one of just nine players in program history to score at least 100 goals while dishing out 50 or more assists.

EARLY IMPACT
• First-year Kayleigh Hacker started on defense and led the Beavers with three caused turnovers last Saturday at Springfield.
• Graduate student Siobhan McDermott, who transferred from Holy Cross, recorded a team-high six draw controls, while UMass transfer Kaskey converted her lone free-position chance and scored twice on just two shots.

MCGUIRE EARNS CONFERENCE HONOR
• Following Saturday's four-goal performance, McGuire was named to the NEWMAC Weekly Honor Roll.
• She converted a pair of free-position chances and scored the game-tying goal with 29 seconds left in regulation in addition to recording two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers' six free-position goals on Saturday at Springfield were their most since converting 6-of-10 chances in a win over MIT on April 10, 2019.