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Game Preview: No. 4 Field Hockey vs. UMass Dartmouth

Game Preview: No. 4 Field Hockey vs. UMass Dartmouth

No. 4 Field Hockey vs. UMass Dartmouth
Monday, September 17 | 6:00 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and UMass Dartmouth will meet for the 21st time on Monday evening in a series that dates back to 1983.
• The Beavers are 8-11-1 all-time against the Corsairs and have won the last four match-ups.

LAST MEETING
• The Green and White defeated the Corsairs, 9-0, on September 27, 2005, in Babson Park.

LAST UMASS DARTMOUTH WIN
• UMass Dartmouth downed visiting Babson, 1-0, on October 12, 2000.

SCOUTING THE CRORSAIRS
• UMass Dartmouth (0-4) got shutout in the first half as it fell 8-1 to visiting Keene State on Saturday afternoon in conference action.
• Junior Bridget Harrington recorded the lone goal for the Corsairs in the 52nd minute of play, while senior Allison Burke and sophomore Katelyn Banalewicz combined to make 11 saves on the day.
• Senior Ciara Anderson (2-2-6), and first-year Kylie Dias (2-1-5) are the only two Corsairs with multiple goals, while sophomore Hannah Steen (0-2-2), who only saw the field twice last year, has logged two assists on the season.
• Burke has posted a 7.35 goal against average and a .629 save percentage in four starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 4 Babson (5-1) defeated No. 13 MIT, 3-0, in its NEWMAC opener on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field.
• Junior Tori Roche recorded a pair of second-half goals, senior Catherine Gilman scored once, and classmate Ashley Tango logged two assists for the Beavers, who got three saves from first-year goalkeeper Cassidy Riley
• Roche (8-3-19), Gilman (4-1-9), and junior Carla DiBiase (4-0-8) have combined to score 16 goals, while Tango (3-7-13), ranks in the top 10 nationally in assists, has registered a point in all but one game. 
• Riley has posted a 0.82 goals against average and a .833 save percentage to go along with two shutouts in five starts this fall. 

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
• The Beavers and Corsairs have not met since 2005 making this the first time that head coach Julie Ryan will face UMass Dartmouth in her career.

DEFENDING THE DAM
• The Beavers have limited their first six opponents to just five goals, and have conceded a goal or less five times. 

STANDING GUARD AT THE GATES
• Senior Lauren Drakeley, sophomore Maddy Paro and first-year Mackenzie Larson each were credited with a defensive save in Saturday's win at MIT. The Beavers' three defensive saves are their most since 2016 when they registered three in a 5-2 Division III national semifinal loss to Messiah.
• Drakeley leads the team with three defensive saves, while Paro has two on the year.

ALWAYS SUNNY IN SEPTEMBER
• The Green and White has been superb in the opening month of the season over the last four seasons posting an overall mark of 33-3 in September since 2015.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have scored at least three goals in all five of their wins this season and have been victorious in 50 straight games when tallying three or more times dating back to September 21, 2013.

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