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Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Endicott

Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Endicott

No. 7 Field Hockey vs. Endicott
Saturday, September 1 | 6 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Endicott will meet for the 12th time on Saturday evening in a series that dates back to 1984.
• The Beavers are 8-3 all-time against the Gulls but had a seven-match winning streak in the series snapped last season.

LAST MEETING
• Sophia Cogliano scored once in each half and sophomore Taylor Farrin made six saves as Endicott defeated Babson, 2-0, on September 26, 2017, in Beverly, Mass.
• Deirdre Barry made two saves for the Beavers, who had their 18-game road winning streak snapped despite a 19-9 edge in shots and an 11-3 advantage in penalty corners.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Elise Towers '18 scored twice and senior Ashley Tango chipped in with a goal and an assist to help the Beavers down Endicott, 6-1, on September 10, 2016, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE GULLS
• Endicott (1-0) got goals from six different players and scored four times in the second half to defeat Wheaton, 6-0, in its season opener on Friday.
• Junior Kristen McCarthy scored once and added three assists, while Farrin made eight saves to post here fifth career shutout.
• Sophomore Jaylin Grabeau (13-7-33) is the only returner among the Gulls top 10 scorers last season.
• Farrin posted a 1.30 goals against average and a .823 save percentage as a first-year for Endicott, which has been picked to finish second in the CCC preseason poll after going 17-4 in 2017.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 7 Babson (1-0) matched its school record for goals in a game and got tallies from five different players in a 10-1 rout of Worcester State on Friday.
• Junior Tori Roche scored four times and classmate Carla DiBiase registered her first career hat trick for the Beavers, who pumped in seven first-half goals.
• Tango and fellow senior Lauren Drakeley both earned the second All-America honors of their respective careers last fall and lead a group of 13 returning players from last year's 17-5 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament.
• First-year Cassidy Riley finished with two saves in her collegiate debut on Friday against the Lancers.

MAKING HER MARK ON THE HISTORY BOOKS
• With three assists in the season opener on Friday, Tango has 41 for her career and is just one shy of Colleen Kelly's '11 program record. She also ranks sixth in school history in points (123) and eighth in goals (41).

POLL POSITION
• The Green and White, which has won 27 of its last 30 games against league foes, collected six of nine first-place votes to finish atop the NEWMAC preseason coaches' poll earlier this week.

SEPTEMBER SUCCESS
• Babson, which suffered its only loss of the opening month last season to Endicott, has gone 29-2 in September dating back to the start of the 2015 campaign.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have won 44 consecutive games when leading at halftime.

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