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Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey at Connecticut College

Game Preview: No. 7 Field Hockey at Connecticut College

No. 7 Field Hockey at Connecticut College
Wednesday, September 5 | 6:30 p.m.
Turf Field | New London, Conn.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Connecticut College will meet for the 12th time on Wednesday evening in a series that dates back to 1994.
• The Beavers are 6-5 all-time against the Camels and have won the last three meetings.

LAST MEETING
• Babson College got goals from four different players and three assists from senior Ashley Tango on its way to a 4-1 win over visiting Connecticut College on September 7, 2017, at MacDowell Field.
• Deirdre Barry recorded two saves for the Beavers who held a 22-10 edge in shots, and a 17-3 advantage in corners.

LAST CONNECTICUT WIN
• Bryn McGillivray scored the go-ahead goal with 21:18 remaining in the game to lift Connecticut College past visiting Babson College, 2-1, on September 6, 2014, at Silfen Field.

SCOUTING THE CAMELS
• Connecticut College (0-0) returns 16 players from a team that went 5-10 overall last season.
• Senior Jamie Navoni recorded 10 goals and five assists for 25 points last fall, while junior Caroline Ferro contributed three goals and two assists for eight points as a rookie.
• Senior Gabby Peterson led the team with two defensive saves, while sophomore Andi McGraw post a .723 save percentage and four shutouts during the 2017 campaign.
• The Camels went 4-4 at home last season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 7 Babson (2-0) got goals from three different players and first-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley made eight saves as the Beavers defeated visiting Endicott, 3-0, on Saturday night at MacDowell Field.
• Tango, senior Catherine Gilman and junior Tori Roche each logged a goal for the Beavers, while senior Lauren Drakeley recorded two assists against the Gulls.
• Roche (5-1-11), junior Carla DiBiase (3-0-6) and Gilman (2-1-5) have combined for 10 goals, while Tango (1-3-5) and Drakeley (1-2-4) have registered five assists through two games.
• Riley has posted a 0.50 goals against average and a .909 save percentage with one shutout in two starts.

MAKING HER MARK ON THE HISTORY BOOKS
• With three assists in the season opener last Friday at Worcester State, Tango has 41 for her career and is just one shy of Colleen Kelly's '11 program record. She is also tied for fifth in school history in points (125) and ranks eighth all-time in goals (42).

NEWMAC AWARDS SWEEP
• Roche was selected as the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Riley was tabbed as the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday. Roche notched a career-high four goals on Friday, while Riley stopped 10 of 11 shots over two games.

PUTTING THE CAMELS ON NOTICE
• Tango has been dominant against Connecticut College with four goals and four assists in three career matchups.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 61-3 going back to the start of the 2014 campaign when scoring first.

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