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Game Preview: No. 16 Field Hockey at Union

Game Preview: No. 16 Field Hockey at Union

No. 16 Field Hockey at Union
Wednesday, October 30 | 7 p.m.
Frank Bailey Field at Bertagna-Class of 1985 Stadium | Schenectady, N.Y.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 5-1 all-time against Union in a series that dates back to 2012.
• The Beavers have won five straight games in the series while outscoring the Dutchwomen 17-2.
• Babson has been victorious in all three of its trips to Schenectady.

LAST MEETING
• Ashley Tango '19 finished with a goal and an assist as Babson defeated Union, 5-0, on September 19, 2017, in Schenectady, N.Y.
• Senior Kate Driscoll and junior Maddy Paro each contributed a goal and senior Carla DiBiase chipped in with an assist for the Beavers, who piled up 42 shots and 28 penalty corners.
• Junior goalkeeper Mary Beth Rudolf made 19 saves in just under 58 minutes of action for Union.

SCOUTING THE DUTCHWOMEN
• Union (6-9) snapped a three-game skid with a 2-0 victory over William Smith on Sunday.
• Junior Cici Lyne scored midway through the third quarter and classmate Laura Wind added an insurance goal late in the fourth for the Dutchwomen, which has suffered four one-goal losses this fall.
• Senior Charlotte Leyland (7-4-18) and junior Katie Talacci (5-3-13) have combined to scored five game-winning goals, while first-year Caroline Werner (1-5-7) leads the team in assists.
• Rudolf and fellow junior Heather Poisson have split time in goal combining to post a 1.97 goals against average and a .774 save percentage to go along with two shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 16 Babson (15-3) extended its winning streak to 10 with a 5-1 victory over WPI on Saturday.
• Driscoll scored twice and fellow senior Tori Roche added a goal and an assist for the Beavers, who also got two assists from sophomore Millie Brady.
• Sophomore Lauren Curley (14-1-29) has at least one goal in four straight matches, Roche (13-3-29) has scored in six of the last eight games, and Brady (6-8-20) leads the team in assists.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Cassidy Riley has started all 18 contests and currently ranks 12th in Division III with a 0.74 goals against average and is 15th nationally with a .833 save percentage to go along with six shutouts.

AVOIDING BUMPS IN THE ROAD
• Babson, which will close out the regular season with back-to-back away games, is 8-1 on the road this fall with seven consecutive victories..
• The Beavers are 15-2 overall on the road since the start of last year with the losses coming at then-No. 1 Middlebury in September 2018 and then-No. 5 Tufts last month.

LEADING SCORERS LEADING THE WAY
• Babson's top four scorers, a group that includes Roche, Curley, Brady and Paro, have combined for 29 goals and 14 assists during the current 10-game winning streak.

HISTORY LESSON
• Babson's current 10-game winning streak is the second longest in program history behind the 2015 squad, which opened the season with 13 consecutive victories.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 13-0 this season when carrying a lead into the fourth quarter.

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