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Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at MIT

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse at MIT

Women's Lacrosse at MIT
Wednesday, April 10 | 5 p.m.
Jack Berry Field | Cambridge, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and MIT will meet for the 39th time on Wednesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1988. The Beavers are 33-5 all-time against the Engineers but had their three-game winning streak in the series snapped last season.

LAST MEETING
• Emily Young and Katie Notarangelo recorded seven goals apiece as visiting MIT downed Babson, 17-14, on April 11, 2018, at MacDowell Field.
• Notarangelo scored the go-ahead tally on the first of three straight free-position chances over the final 3:22 of regulation for the Engineers. Senior Lexi Lenaghan finished with five goals and two assists for the Beavers.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Francesca Giovanucci '17 scored her fourth goal of the game 2:56 into overtime as Babson defeated MIT, 10-9, on April 26, 2017, at MacDowell Field.
• Senior Mairead Williams had two goals and one assist, Charlotte O'Halloran '18 led all players with three assists, and Delaney Carroll '17 finished with four ground balls and five caused turnovers for the Beavers.
• Emily Young '18 scored four goals and dished out two assists for six points to lead the Engineers.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• MIT (5-6, 3-0 NEWMAC) is coming off of a 21-9 win over Wellesley College on Saturday.
• Senior Cecilia McCormick exploded for nine goals and Ana Flooks scored twice and dished out three assists for the Engineers, who closed the first half with an 8-2 run to seize control of the game.
• McCormick (26-13-39) has 17 goals and 24 points in three league games, Flooks (8-23-31) is second in the league in assists, and first-year Eva Then (27-3-30) leads the team with 43 draw controls.
• First-year Shannon Wing (10-5-15) is first on the squad with 24 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers, while sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Adams has posted a 13.29 goals against average and a .360 save percentage in eight starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (7-4, 3-0 NEWMAC) saw its five-game winning streak come to an end in a 24-10 loss at sixth-ranked Tufts on Sunday afternoon.
• Lenaghan scored four times, sophomore Georgia Salvatore had three goals, and junior Valerie Quinlan added two goals, one assist, and four draw controls for the Beavers
• Lenaghan (48-13-61) leads the conference in points, Salvatore (33-13-46) ranks fifth in the league in goals, assists and points, Quinlan (10-10-20) has produced four straight multi-goal games.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent leads the team with 21 ground balls and 52 draw controls, while classmate Cricket Fligor is second in the conference in goals against average (10.27) and save percentage (.429) through 11 starts.

SINCE WE LAST MET
• Since MIT rallied to win last year's meeting, the Beavers have ripped off nine straight victories against NEWMAC foes while outscoring the opposition by 10 goals per game.
• The Green and White has allowed fewer than 10 goes six times during this nine-game stretch, while scoring at least 14 goals in every contest.

WHAT'S AT STAKE
• With both Babson and MIT having already defeated Springfield, the winner of Wednesday's contest will take a big step towards capturing the NEWMAC's regular season title and the top seed in May's conference tournament.

CONERENCE HONORS FOR SALVATORE
• In addition to Sunday's three-goal performance at Tufts, Salvatore finished with career highs of six goals, four assists and 10 points in Saturday's win at Smith and was selected as the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
• She has produced six consecutive multi-goal games and her 46 points in 11 outings are already one more than she totaled in 20 games last spring.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• In their first three conference games the Beavers have outscored their opponents 31-6.

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