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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Williams

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Williams

Men's Soccer at Williams
Sunday, September 16 | 2 p.m.
Cole Field | Williamstown, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Williams will meet for the 41st time on Sunday in a series that dates back to 1981. The Beavers are 10-27-3 all-time against the Ephs and have dropped three straight matches between the sides.

LAST MEETING
• Junior Bobby Fabricant scored once in each half to lift Williams to a 3-0 win over the Beavers on October 15, 2016, in Babson Park.
• Tobias Muellers also had a goal for the Ephs, who got three saves from Bobby Schneiderman.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Justin Laurenzo '15 scored in the 36th minute and Tanner Click '16 made three saves as Babson the then-third-ranked Ephs, 1-0, on September 14, 2014, in Williamstown.

SCOUTING THE EPHS
• Williams (1-0-1) is coming off a 0-0 2OT draw with Colby at home on Saturday.
• Aaron Schein made three saves for the Ephs, who held a 16-11 edge in shots against the Mules.
• Fabricant (2-1-5) and junior Chris Fleischer (2-0-4 combined for four goals in a 5-0 season-opening win against Trinity on September 8.
• Schein has posted back-to-back shutouts for Williams, which brings back six players that started at least 12 games from a team that went 8-3-5 in 2017.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-0-3) opened conference play with a 1-1 2OT draw at WPI on Saturday.
• Senior Ian Fromhein converted a second-half penalty kick and junior Steven Heintzelman made a career-high nine saves to help the Beavers remain unbeaten.
• First-year Mitchell Collins (1-1-3) leads the team in scoring, while classmates Evan Gaudreau and Ross Shellow and junior Alex Crompton have each scored once on the year.
• Heintzelman boasts a 0.35 goals against average and a .939 save percentage to go along with three clean sheets in five starts.

EARLY-SEASON SUCCESS
• Including Saturday's result at WPI, the Beavers' current five-game unbeaten streak is their longest in the month of September since getting off to a 6-0-1 start back in 2012.

LEVEL TERMS ON THE ROAD
• Babson has played to a draw in road games at Dickinson, Elizabethtown and WPI to open the season.
• The Green and White has conceded just two goals in 330 minutes away from home this season and has not trailed in any of the matches.

CONFERENCE HONORS FOR GREENSPAN
• Senior center back Jackson Greenspan was selected as the NEWMAC's Defensive Player of the Week last Monday after leading Babson to a 2-0 shutout over then-fourth-ranked Brandeis.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 14-7-6 going back to the start of the 2016 campaign against non-conference opponents.

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