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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Brandeis

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Brandeis

Men's Soccer at Brandeis
Saturday, September 7 | 1 p.m.
Gordon Field | Waltham, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 30-26-10 all-time against Brandeis in a series that dates back to 1955.
• The Beavers have won two of their last three matches against the Judges, and the programs have split their last 10 meetings with five wins apiece going back to 2009.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Alex Crompton scored in the 57th minute and first-year Ross Shellow notched his first career goal in the 68th minute to lift the Beavers to a 2-0 win over then-fourth-ranked Brandeis on September 8, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Seniors Chris Czarnecki and Ben Holman were two of four players to record an assist, while classmate Steven Heintzelman recorded a clean sheet with seven saves for the Green and White.
• Senior Greg Irwin made four saves in a losing effort for the Judges.

SCOUTING THE JUDGES
• Brandeis (2-1-0) is coming off a 2-1 2OT win at Clark on Wednesday night.
• Senior Max Breiter scored the game winner in the 101st minute for the Judges, who took the lead just after halftime thanks to a tally by junior Noah Gans.
• First-year Will DeNight also has one goal on the year for Brandeis, which lost three of its top four scorers returning just senior Jake Warren (4-1-9) from last year's 7-9-2 squad.
• Irwin is 2-1-0 with a 0.64 goals against average, an .800 save percentage and one shutout in three starts on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-0-0) began a four-game road trip with a 4-1 win at Southern Maine on Tuesday afternoon.
• First-year Ryan Grund finished with a goal and two assists, while sophomore Mitchell Collins scored once and assisted on another tally for the Beavers.
• Collins (2-1-5) and Grund (1-2-4) have combined for three goals and three assists over the first two matches, while senior Youcef Ziad and junior Andrew Josephs both notched their first markers of the season in Tuesday's victory.
• Heintzelman started 16 of 19 matches last season going 9-3-4 with a 0.59 goals against average, a .873 save percentage and nine clean sheets, while classmate Austin Mankouski made three saves in his first start of the season at Southern Maine.

NEWMAC RECOGNITION FOR COLLINS, HEINTZELMAN
• Collins was tabbed as the league's offensive player of the week after scoring the lone goal in the Beavers' season-opening win over Western New England last Friday, while Heintzelman and WPI goalkeeper Rufus Adams were selected as the conference's defensive co-players of the week.

RACKING UP GOALS
• The Green and White scored three times in the second half of Tuesday's win for the first time since September 27, 2017, when tacked on three markers in 4-0 triumph over New England College.
• Tuesday's win at Southern Maine helped Babson extend its winning streak to 115 games when scoring three or more goals, a run that extends all the way back to the 1999 season.

LIFE ON THE ROAD
• Babson, which will play the second of four straight road matches on Saturday, is now 5-2-3 since the start of last season away from home.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• Eight of the last 10 matches between Babson and Brandeis have been decided by a single goal with five of them ending in double overtime.

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