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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. University of New England

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. University of New England

Women's Lacrosse vs. University of New England
Thursday, March 15—3:30 p.m.
MacDowell Field—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and the University of New England will meet for the first time on Wednesday.

UNE (2-1) is looking to continue its momentum following a 16-7 victory over Castleton on Monday. Rookie Keara Dwyer had five goals and two assists, while classmate Julia Benjamin and junior Mackenzie Collins both scored twice for the Nor'easters, who got four draw controls and three caused turnovers from juior Korrine Bohunsky. Dwyer (11-2-13) is leading the team with five free-position goals, first-year Molly Camelo (6-0-6) has contributed seven draw controls, six ground balls and five caused turnovers, and Bohunsky (4-1-5) leads the squad with eight draw controls. Kasey Rubenstein has picked up a team-high 10 ground balls, while junior Maritza Nary (10.67 GAA, .407 Save Pct.) and first-year Taylor Hopkins (12.67 GAA, .321 Save Pct.) have combined for 20 saves.

Babson (2-3) has dropped three straight games after suffering an 11-10 loss at Endicott on Saturday. Junior Lexi Lenaghan scored four goals and added two assists, while classmate Taylor Thorbahn had two goals and two assists to lead the Beavers, who cut a six-goal deficit to one three times in the second half. Lenaghan (18-8-26) has recorded 13 draw controls, while senior Julia Harrigan (8-2-10) is 6-for-8 on free-position shots and leads the Green and White with 20 draw controls. Sophomore Taylor Herrmann (4-4-8) has a point in four of five games, and classmate Maria Bravo paces the defense with 13 ground balls and five caused turnovers. First-year Cricket Fligor (10.82 GAA, .330 Save Pct.) and junior Olivia Phelan (14.51 GAA, .375 Save Pct.) have combined to make 35 saves on the year.

Senior Lyndsay Giroux, who returned to the lineup with two goals and one assist at Endicott after suffering an injury against Plymouth State on February 28, has registered five goals on just five shots this spring.

Despite Saturday's loss to Endicott, the Beavers are 17-4 all-time against CCCC foes. The University of New England will be the fifth member of the league has played in its history joining Gordon, Roger Williams, Salve Regina and the aforementioned Gulls.

With the exception of recording just one goal in a loss against Skidmore back on March 3, Lenaghan has registered at least six points in each of Babson's other four contests. She has scored four or more goals three times and is currently second in the NEWMAC in points.

The Beavers scored 11 free-position goals in their first two games, but have been limited to just two free-position tallies over the last three contests.