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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 16 Bates

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 16 Bates

Women's Lacrosse vs. No. 16 Bates
Wednesday, March 6 | 5 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Bates will meet for the 25th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1987. The Beavers are 6-18 all-time against the Bobcats and are looking for their first win since 2013.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Lexi Lenaghan scored six goals but Babson was unable to recover from an early deficit in an 18-10 loss at Bates on March 6, 2018, in Lewiston, Maine.
• Senior Katie Allard and senior Teal Otley each scored four times and Annie Duke contributed two goals and four assists for the Bobcats, who jumped out to a 6-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Taylor Kralovenec '13 scored three goals, including the game-winner with 2:12 remaining in regulation, as the Beavers opened its season with a 10-9 win over Bates on March 6, 2013, at MacDowell Field.
• Kralovenec added a pair of assists while Rachel Secrist '15 and Kayla Farina '17 each scored twice for the Beavers. Bates got four goals from Blair Shrewsbury and two from classmate Bridget Meedzan.

SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
• No. 16 Bates (3-0) is looking to stay unbeaten after rallying to defeat Middlebury in overtime, 11-10, in its NESCAC opener on Saturday.
• Senior Katie Allard finished with four goals and two assists and sophomore Summer Dias scored three times, including the game winner, as the Bobcats overcame a late three-goal deficit.
• Allard (11-5-16) has converted 6-of-7 free-position chances, sophomore Margaret Smith (9-5-14) is tied for the team lead in assists, and Dias (9-1-10) has recorded three multi-goal games.
• Liv Sanford leads the team with 21 draw controls and five caused turnovers, while Statile has scooped up a team-high 11 ground balls and has posted a 9.09 goals against average to go along with a .596 save percentage in three starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-1) fell short against Skidmore 14-7 on Saturday afternoon at Wachenheim Field.
• Lenaghan finished with three goals, one assist and three ground balls, while senior Riley Buonagurio and sophomore Georgia Salvatore each added a goal and an assist in the loss.
• Lenaghan (6-2-8) and Salvatore (4-3-7) lead the team in points, while sophomore Taylor Herrmann (1-2-3) has contributed six ground balls, four draw controls and four caused turnovers.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the Beavers with six draw controls, while classmate Cricket Fligor has posted a 11.00 goals against average and a .389 save percentage in two starts.

CAUSING HAVOC
• The Green and White finished with 11 caused turnovers in Saturday's loss at Skidmore. Herrmann led all players with three, junior Maria Bravo recorded two and six other players all finished with one.

GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE NESCAC
• Bates is the first of four NESCAC opponents on the schedule this spring for the Beavers. In addition to hosting 12th-ranked Wesleyan on March 17, Babson visits 10th-ranked Tufts on April 7 and No. 13 Amherst on April 17.

DRAW CONTROL DUO
• Despite the Bobcats' 17-13 edge in draw controls in last year's game, both Lent and sophomore Sara O'Connor collected four for Babson.

STREAKING
• Lenaghan has recorded nine consecutive multi-goal games and has registered two or more points in 13 consecutive outings going back to last April.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Since suffering an OT loss to Bates on March 8, 2017, the Beavers have gone 13-4 at home.

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