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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Southern Maine

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Southern Maine

Men's Soccer at Southern Maine
Tuesday, September 3 | 3 p.m.
Hannaford Field | Gorham, Maine

SERIES HISTORY
• Tuesday's match will be the first all-time between Babson and Southern Maine.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
• Southern Maine (0-1-1) is coming off a 1-1 2OT draw with Colby-Sawyer on Saturday afternoon.
• First-year Mohamed Abdurahman scored the tying goal in the 40th minute for the Huskies, who got two saves from Cameron Atherton.
• Picked ninth in the Little East Conference preseason poll, Southern Maine lost its top five scorers from a squad that went 3-13-1 in 2018.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Atherton has posted a 1.30 goals against average to go along with a .750 save percentage in two starts this season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-0-0) opened its season with a 1-0 victory over Western New England on Friday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Sophomore Mitchell Collins scored in the sixth minute and senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman made four saves for the Beavers.
• The Green and White returns four of their top five scorers from last year's 12-3-4 squad, highlighted by the senior trio of Alex Crompton (6-3-15), Chris Czarnecki (2-3-7) and Youcef Ziad (2-3-7), which combined to score 10 goals last fall.
• Heintzelman started 16 of 19 matches last season going 9-3-4 with a 0.59 goals against average and a .873 save percentage to go along with nine clean sheets.

LEAVING A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
• Collins' game-winning tally on Friday marked the second consecutive season that he has scored in the season opener.
• Ironically his first career goal in the Beavers' 1-1 draw at Dickinson in the 2018 opener was also scored in the sixth minute.

GETTING IN ON THE ACTION
• First-years Jack Dugan and Ryan Grund were both part of Friday's starting XI and were two of eight rookies to see their first collegiate action on Friday against Western New England.
• Additionally, Dugan's long free kick into the box led to Collins' early goal.

ROAD TRIPPIN'
• Beginning with Tuesday's match at Southern Maine, Babson will play each of its next four games on the road.
• Included in this stretch are visits to longtime rival Brandeis on September 7 and a trip to nationally-ranked Amherst on September 10.
• The Green and White went 4-2-3 on the road last season with its only losses coming to Williams (2-1) and eventual national champions Tufts (3-1).

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 12-1-2 going back to the start of last year when scoring the first goal of the match.

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