Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Lesley

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Lesley

Men's Soccer vs. Lesley
Tuesday, September 12—4 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Lesley will meet for the seventh time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2011. The Beavers are 6-0-0 all-time and have outscored the Lynx 16-0 over the last three years.

LAST MEETING
Junior Carlo Araujo scored a pair of first-half goals to help the Beavers defeat Lesley, 4-0, on September 21, 2016, in Babson Park. Classmates Ian Fromhein and John Leonard also scored, and five other players recorded an assist for the Green and White, which held a 27-4 edge in shots.

SCOUTING THE LYNX
Lesley (2-2-0) is looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss at Wentworth on Saturday. Senior Nuno Pereira scored in the 13th minute and sophomore David Crutchfield stopped 10 shots for the Lynx, which conceded a pair of goals three minutes apart just after halftime. Pereira and seniors Anthony Vitta and Tiago Pacheco all have a goal and an assist to lead the team in scoring with three points. Fellow senior James Webb is 2-0 with a 0.48 goals against average and a .889 save percentage in two starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (2-2-0) has dropped two straight after suffering a 2-1 loss at No. 4 Brandeis on Saturday night. Sophomore Chris Czarnecki tied the game in the 83rd minute, but the Judges responded with the go-ahead strike just 46 seconds later. Sophomores Youcef Ziad (2-1-5) and Alex Crompton (2-0-4) have combined for four goals, while junior Jackson Greenspan has contributed a goal and an assist for three points. Senior goalkeeper James Takami owns a 1.50 goals against average and a .760 save percentage in four starts.

FIRSTS AGAINST THE LYNX
Junior John Leonard recorded the first goal of his career in the 86th minute of last year's match, while Czarnecki, Takami, current assistant coach Joe McWeeney '17 and junior Cole Farrey all registered their first collegiate assists last year against Lesley.

ENDING THE MONTH AT HOME
Following back-to-back road matches with a pair of 2016 NCAA Final Four squads, the Green and White returns to Hartwell-Rogers Field for four of its next five games. Included in this stretch are NEWMAC fixtures against WPI and MIT.

TWO-GOAL MINIUMUM
Babson is 2-0 this season and 16-2-0 since the start of 2015 when scoring at least two goals. Its only losses during this time came against Williams in October 2015 and Rutgers-Newark in September of 2016.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Beginning with last season's win over Lesley, the Beavers have gone 7-1-3 in their last 11 home matches while conceding just six goals.

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