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Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Coast Guard

Game Preview: Men's Soccer at Coast Guard

Men's Soccer at Coast Guard
Saturday, November 2 | 3 p.m.
Nitchman Field | New London, Conn.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 39-9-7 all-time against Coast Guard in a series that dates back to 1968.
• The Beavers and Bears have split their last six matches going back to 2013 with each side winning three times.
• Babson is 8-1-2 in New London since 1996 with lone setback (1-0) coming in 2017.

LAST MEETING
• Noah Parker '19 and senior Alex Crompton both scored to help the Beavers defeat Coast Guard, 3-0, on October 28, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Crompton, senior Youcef Ziad and sophomore Mitchell Collins all recorded assists for Babson, which got a three-save shutout from senior goalkeeper Steven Heintzelman.
• Senior Dakota Harich and junior James Morrison combined for make five saves for the Bears.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (9-7-1, 2-4-0 NEWMAC) is unbeaten in its last three games after playing to a 0-0 2OT draw with UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday.
• Harich made nine saves for the Bears, who outshot the Corsairs 34-14 over 110 minutes.
• Sophomores Mike Daunt (8-1-17) and Robbie Fugett (7-3-17) are tied for fifth in the conference in scoring, junior Seth Anderson (4-2-10) has scored a pair of game-winning goals, and classmate Daniel Taglianetti (0-7-7) is second in the NEWMAC in assists.
• Harich is 6-5-1 in 13 starts with a 1.22 goals against average and a .800 save percentage to go along with one shutout.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (11-5-2, 4-0-2 NEWMAC), which is seventh in the latest NCAA regional rankings, routed Bridgewater State 5-0 for its second straight win on Wednesday.
• Crompton and Ziad both scored twice and senior Luke Beaulieu notched the first goal of his career for the Beavers, who got points from seven different players.
• Collins (8-5-21) is tied for first in the conference in goals, Crompton (7-6-20) is tied for third in the league in points, and Ziad (4-4-12) and fellow senior Ben Holman (3-6-12) have combined for 10 assists this fall.
• Heintzelman is 9-4-2 in 15 starts and owns a 1.02 goals against average, a .815 save percentage and five clean sheets.

WHAT'S ON THE LINE
• Babson enters its regular season finale tied for first place in the league standings on 14 points with WPI. The Beavers are seeking at least a share of their second consecutive regular season title and must finish with more points than the Engineers to earn to earn the top seed in next week's NEWMAC tournament.
• After suffering at least one conference loss in five consecutive seasons between 2013-17, the Beavers have a chance to finish unbeaten in NEWMAC play for the second consecutive year.

LATE-SEASON SCORING SURGE
• After producing just one goal over the team's first 11 matches, Crompton has scored six times to go along with three assists in the last seven games.
• He now ranks 19th on the program's all-time list with 21 career goals, and enters Saturday's regular season finale with 54 points, which is good for 22nd all-time.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have outscored their first six NEWMAC opponents 12-4.

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