Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Coast Guard

Game Preview: Women's Lacrosse vs. Coast Guard

Women's Lacrosse vs. Coast Guard
Saturday, April 13 | 1 p.m.
MacDowell Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson is 5-0 all-time against Coast Guard in a series that dates back to 2015.

LAST MEETING
• Julia Harrigan '18 and senior Lexi Lenaghan recorded four goals apiece as top-seeded Babson College defeated the visiting Coast Guard Academy, 17-1, in a NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal on May 4, 2018, at MacDowell Field.
• Lenaghan added two assists, Lyndsay Giroux '18 contributed two goals and two assists, and sophomore Georgia Salvatore caused three turnovers to go along with a goal and an assist for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (4-8, 1-2 NEWMAC) is coming off an 8-6 win over Bridgewater State on Tuesday in New London, Conn.
• Sophomore Etta Davis scored a hat trick, while classmate Mel Goins and senior Carter Sanderson both added a pair of goals for the Bears, who converted just 2-of-6 free-position chances.
• First-year Maddie Rizzuto (21-10-31) has 17 points of her last five games, sophomore Haley Howard (15-12-27) leads the team with 36 draws and 14 caused turnovers, and Davis (21-4-25) has scored 11 times over the last four contests.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Mary Budri is leading the conference in both goals against average (9.79) and save percentage (.538) in 10 starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (8-4, 4-0 NEWMAC) has won six of its last seven games after beating MIT 18-12 on Wednesday in Cambridge.
• Lenaghan led all players with seven goals and senior Riley Buonagurio recorded a career-high four goals for the Beavers, who built an 11-3 halftime lead.
• Lenaghan (55-13-68) leads the conference in goals and points, Salvatore (34-14-48) ranks fifth in the league in scoring, and junior Valerie Quinlan (11-10-21) has recorded 37 draw controls.
• Sophomore Isabelle Lent is fourth in the NEWMAC with 53 draw controls, while ranks first in the conference in saves (91), is second in goals against average (10.42) and fourth in save percentage (.421) over her 12 starts.

GOING TO GOAL
• The Babson quartet of Lenaghan (8-3-11), Salvatore (2-4-6), junior Taylor Herrmann (4-2-6) and sophomore Juliana McGuire (4-1-5) combined for 18 goals and 10 assists in two games against Coast Guard last season.

SUCCESS ON THE DRAW
• Quinlan recorded nine draw controls and McGuire chipped in by winning eight to help the Beavers finish with a 20-12 advantage in Wednesday's victory at MIT.
• The Green and White is first in the NEWMAC in draw controls, and Quinlan (19), McGuire (15) and Lent (13) all rank among the top nine in draws in league play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• During its 10-game conference winning streak the Beavers have outscored their foes 173-77.