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Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Bridgewater State

Game Preview: Men's Soccer vs. Bridgewater State

Men's Soccer vs. Bridgewater State
Tuesday, October 23 | 7 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Bridgewater State will meet for the 27th time on Tuesday night in a series that dates back to 1955. The Beavers are 15-8-3 all-time against the Bears and are unbeaten over their last 18 matches (15-0-3) between the sides going back to 1990.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Jackson Greenspan scored in the 75th minute to lift Babson to a 1-0 victory over Bridgewater State on October 24, 2017, in Bridgewater, Mass.
• James Takami '18 made three saves for the Beavers, while junior Michael DaSilva stopped four shots for the Bears.

LAST BRIDGEWATER STATE WIN
• The Bears defeated Babson, 4-2, on November 8, 1958, in Bridgewater.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Bridgewater State (9-6-0) has won three straight games after defeating Mass. Maritime, 1-0, on Friday.
• Senior Kessy Alves scored in the 56th minute and junior goalkeeper Nate Morgado made seven saves for the Bears, who have kept three consecutive clean sheets.
• Alves (5-6-16) has a point in three straight matches, sophomore Kevin Roberts (5-4-14) is tied for the team lead in goals, and senior Kane Moran (4-3-11) has scored three game-winning markers.
• Morgado has posted a 1.55 goals against average and a .770 save percentage to go along with four shutouts in 15 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (9-2-4) has won three straight games after rallying for a 2-1 victory at Clark on Saturday.
• First-year Ross Shellow equalized in the 55th minute and senior Noah Parker scored the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute for the Beavers, who got seven saves from junior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman.
• Parker (6-5-17) has scored in four consecutive games, juniors Chris Czarnecki (2-2-6) and Alex Crompton (2-2-6) have combined for three game-winning goals, and first-year Mitchell Collins (1-3-5) is second on the team in assists.
• Heintzelman boasts a 0.65 goals against average and a .868 save percentage to go along with seven clean sheets in 13 starts.

PARKER'S PRODUCTION NETS NEWMAC HONOR
• Parker was tabbed as the league's offensive player of the week for the third time this season and second week in a row on Monday.
• With at least a point in eight of the last nine matches, Parker has moved into third place in the NEWMAC in scoring.

DOMINATING WITH DEFENSE
• The Beavers rank eighth in Division III in save percentage (.875), 19th in goals against average (0.57) and 20th in shutout percentage with nine clean sheets in 15 games.
• The Green and White has posted five consecutive shutouts against Bridgewater State and has not conceded a goal since the first half of a 3-2 OT win back in 2012.

JOCKEYING FOR POSITION
• The Green and White was eighth in the initial NCAA regional rankings last Wednesday and was one of just five teams in the 12-team poll to avoid a draw or loss last week.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have conceded just one goal while winning all five of their home matches this fall.

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