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Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at MIT

Game Preview: Men's Lacrosse at MIT

Men's Lacrosse at MIT
Wednesday, April 23 | 7 p.m.
Henry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium | Cambridge, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and MIT will meet for the 44th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1977. The Beavers are 30-13 all-time against the Engineers and have won nine of the last 10 games between the squads.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Brett Bottomley scored his first goal of the season with 36 seconds to go as the Beavers rallied from a three-goal deficit to edge MIT, 12-11, on April 25, 2018, in Babson Park. 
• Taylor Segreti '18 scored three times, while classmate Axel Brown '18 and senior Brendan Duffy each had two goals for Babson. Graham Davis scored five goals and Luke Gianni won 20-of-26 face-offs and scooped up 19 ground balls for the Engineers.

LAST MIT WIN
• Junior Jack Kelly scored four times and Davis added three goals and three assists as theh Engineers rallied from a three-goal halftime deficit to defeat visiting Babson, 13-10, on April 8, 2018.
• Senior Samuel Mishkind and junior Owen Allen both scored twice, while Duffy added a goal and two assists for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• MIT (8-7, 3-2 NEWMAC) fell to Springfield, 16-15, in overtime on Saturday afternoon. 
• Gavin Vandenberg scored four goals, James Santoro dished out seven assists and Gianni won 21-of-29 faceoffs for the Engineers, who took a 15-13 lead on junior Jonathan Monahemi's goal with 4:18 to go in regulation. 
• Santoro (27-42-69) leads the NEWMAC in assists and is second in points, sophomore Mark Heatzig (27-12-39) leads the team with nine man-up goals, and Gianni has won 65 percent of his faceoffs and leads the league with 113 ground balls. 
• First-year Ben Dwyer leads the defense with 39 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers, while classmate Lukas Drexler-Bruce has posted an 11.37 goals against average to go along with a .521 save percentage in 11 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (8-6, 4-1 NEWMAC) picked up its first conference loss of the year falling 13-12 in 2OT to Clark on Saturday at MacDowell Field. 
• Allen scored three times and Mishkind, senior Niall Dillon, and junior Matthew MacCune all had two goals apiece for the Beavers, who led 12-7 with less than 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. 
• Mishkind (38-10-48) and Dillon (25-19-44) have combined to  score 13 man-up goals, Allen (26-10-36) has at least one goal in nine straight games, and sophomore Jack Tague leads the conference in caused turnovers per game (1.92) and is first on the team with 40 groundballs.
• First-years Jack Gregory and  Hutch Torregrosa are winning 43.4 percent of their face-offs, while junior Christopher Aranalde ranks second in the conference in goals against average (9.25) and third in save percentage (.556) in 13 starts.

ASSAULT ON THE RECORD BOOKS
• Mishkind is one of just nine players in program history to total 150 career points, and his 126 goals are tied for fifth on the school's all-time list. He needs just two more goals to pass Alex Patinkin '13 and PJ Yeatman '92 for second in Babson history.
• With three helpers in Saturday's loss to Clark, Dillon became just the 11th player in program history to record 50 career assists.

CROWDED AT THE TOP
• Entering the final week of the regular season Babson, Clark, Coast Guard and Springfield are tied atop the NEWMAC standings at 4-1 with MIT just a game back at 3-2.
• The Beavers can clinch at least a share of its second consecutive regular season league title with wins in its final two games, and can grab the top seed in next week's conference tournament with two victories coupled with a loss by Clark in either of its final two contests.

ONE MORE TO 100
• After scoring three times on Saturday, Allen enters Wednesday's contest with 69 goals and 30 assists for 99 career points.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers rank 20th in Division III converting 86.1 percent of their clearing opportunities.

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