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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 6 St. Lawrence

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 6 St. Lawrence

Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 6 St. Lawrence
Sunday, March 19—1 p.m.
Naimoli Family Athletic Complex (University of Tampa)—Tampa, Fla.

THE SERIES

Babson and St. Lawrence will play for just the second time on Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Fla.

LAST MEETING
Tommy Hovey scored four goals and Jeremy Vautor finished with two goals and two assists as St. Lawrence defeated Babson, 15-4, on March 1, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Spencer Low '16 had two goals and Brendan Coan '16 added a goal and two assists for the Beavers, who trailed 7-2 at the half.

SCOUTING THE SAINTS
No. 6 St. Lawrence (3-0) has opened with three straight wins for the second year in a row after edging then-12th-ranked Middlebury, 11-10, last Monday. Junior Jordan Dow scored four times and seniors Connor Healey and Andrew Jarrett both added two goals apiece for the Saints, who went ahead for good on Dow's tally with 3:45 left. Dow (11-3-14) and Healy (8-5-13) have combined for 27 points, while senior Ryan Brigham has won 58.5 percent of his face-offs and leads the squad with 15 ground balls. Classmate Caleb Kane has caused a team-high six turnovers in front of first-year goaltender Alex Terry, who has posted a 5.63 goals against average and a .500 save percentage in three starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (2-2) snapped a two-game skid by cruising past UMass Dartmouth, 15-4, back on March 9. Sophomore Samuel Mishkind and first-year Owen Allen both scored four goals apiece for the Beavers, who opened the game with nine straight tallies. Allen (10-3-13) leads the squad with three man-up goals, while sophomores Brendan Duffy (7-5-12) and Niall Dillon (6-5-11) have combined for 23 points over the first four games. First-year Kevin Klempner has won 53.7 percent of his face-offs and collected 21 ground balls, and junior Jack O'Donoghue leads the Green and White with 22 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. First-year goaltender Christopher Aranalde owns a 9.74 goals against average and a .603 save percentage in two starts.

SUCCESS AT THE X
The Beavers won 16-of-22 face-offs in last week's rout of UMass Dartmouth and are winning 71.4 percent of their face-offs in two wins this season.

LONG POLE PRODUCTION
Senior Zach Cattaruzza, sophomore Brendan Law and first-years Tyler Patterson and Owen Peterson combined to cause 10 turnovers in last week's win over UMass Dartmouth. Overall, Babson has caused 58 turnovers over its first four games.

EXTRA MAN GAINING MOMENTUM
After scoring just one man-up goal over its first three outings, the Green and White went 3-for-3 in the first half and notched five goals on eight extra-man opportunities in last week's victory.

START OF A KEY STRETCH
Babson is entering the toughest stretch of the season as it will face a pair of ranked foes in the Saints and Rensselaer, two formidable non-conference opponents in Colorado College and Trinity, and defending NEWMAC champions Springfield over the next three and a half weeks.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have been successful on 79-of-88 clears the season, good for a conversion rate of 89.8 percent over their first four contests of the year.

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