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Weekend Preview: Women's Lacrosse Set for Road Tests at Smith and No. 6 Tufts

Weekend Preview: Women's Lacrosse Set for Road Tests at Smith and No. 6 Tufts

Women's Lacrosse at Smith | Saturday, April 6 | Field | Northampton, Mass. | 12 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse at No. 6 Tufts | Sunday, April 7 | Bello Field | Medford, Mass. | 3 p.m.

SERIES HISTORY
Babson vs. Smith
• Babson and Smith will meet for the 37th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1987. The Beavers are 23-13 all-time against the Pioneers and have won 18 straight games in the series since 2001.
• During its 18-game winning streak the Green and White has outscored Smith by an average of more than 12 goals per game.
• Babson scored 14 times in the first half last year en route to a 19-4 victory over the Pioneers.

Babson vs. Tufts
• Babson and No. 6 Tufts will meet for the 24th time on Sunday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1992. The Beavers are just 2-21 all-time against the Jumbos and have dropped seven consecutive games in the series going back to 2008.
• The Green and White played Tufts even over the first 16 minutes of last year's contest before the Jumbos used a 10-goal run to pull away for a 17-6 victory in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
• Smith (7-3, 1-1 NEWMAC) has dropped two straight games and is coming off a 12-4 loss to Framingham State on Wednesday night.
• Senior Emily Biggs finished with two goals and five ground balls, while first-year Alyssa Schams made six saves in the loss.
• Senior Chloe Harris (21-6-27) is second on the team with seven free-position goals, Biggs (21-4-25) leads the Pioneers with 44 draw controls, 38 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers, and senior Clelie Fielding (16-7-23) is first on the squad in assists.
• Schams is third in the league in both goals against average (10.57) and save percentage (.408) in nine starts.

SCOUTING THE JUMBOS
• No. 6 Tufts (9-0, 5-0 NESCAC) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 21-13 victory at Williams on Wednesday.
• First-year Colette Smith finished with five goals and five draws, junior Emily Games scored four times, and Anna Clark tallied three times for the Jumbos, who converted just 4-of-15 free-position chances.
• Smith (33-9-42) is leading the NESCAC in points and is second in goals scored, Games (22-6-28) is second on the squad with seven multi-goal outings, and senior Dakota Adamec (20-3-23) has notched a team-high nine free-position tallies.
• Junior Maddie Norman is first on the team with 26 draw controls, while senior goalkeeper Audrey Evers boasts an 8.00 goals against average and a .524 save percentage in eight starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-3, 2-0 NEWMAC) defeated Springfield, 14-10, for its fourth straight win last Saturday.
• Senior Lexi Lenaghan scored four times, sophomore Georgia Salvatore had three goals, and classmate Juliana McGuire added two goals and five draw controls for the Beavers, who never trailed after jumping out to a 6-0 lead.
• Lenaghan (42-12-54) is second in the conference in goals and points, Salvatore (24-9-33) has contributed 14 goals and six assists over the last four contests, and McGuire (13-1-14) is second on the team with 29 draw controls.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent is leading the team in both draws (43) and ground balls (17), while classmate Cricket Fligor leads the conference in goals against average (9.33) and is second in the NEWMAC in save percentage (.465) over her nine starts.

LENAGHAN, FLIGOR EARN CONFERENCE RECOGNITION
• Lenaghan produced 14 goals and two assists for 16 points on the way to be selected as the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time on Monday.
• Fligor made 10 saves, including three huge second-half stops against Springfield, to pick up her second league defensive player of the week on honor. She posted a 7.50 goals against and a .516 save percentage in two contests last week.

MOVING UP THE RANKS
• Lenaghan is currently 21st in Division III in goals per game (4.67), 22nd in points per game (6.00) and 34th in total goals with 42.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 5-1 this spring and have won 15 of their last 16 games when controlling more draws than their opponents going back to last March.

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