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Roche, Riley Sweep NEWMAC Player of the Week Awards

Roche, Riley Sweep NEWMAC Player of the Week Awards

WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College junior Tori Roche (Andover, Mass.) was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive Player of the Week, while first-year Cassidy Riley (Catonsville, Md.) was tabbed as the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.

Roche had a monster weekend with five goals and one assist for 11 points as the Beavers opened the year with back-to-back wins. She scored three of her career-high four goals in the first half as Babson routed Worcester State 10-1 on Friday. Roche followed it up by scoring the opening goal and tacking on an assist less than five minutes later to key a 3-0 win over Endicott on Saturday.

Riley posted a 0.50 goals against average and stopped 10 of 11 shots for a .909 save percentage in the first starts of her career over the weekend. She made a pair of saves in her collegiate debut, Friday's 10-1 win over the Lancers, and then stopped all eight shots she faced to record her first career shutout in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Endicott.

No. 7 Babson (2-0) returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Connecticut College on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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