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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley

Women's Soccer vs. Wellesley
Tuesday, October 8—4:00pm
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 41st time on Tuesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1982. The Blue hold a 17-16-7 edge all-time, but the Beavers are 6-1-3 against their crosstown rival since 2004.

Amy Festa '13, Ashley Tourso '13 and current junior Jenny Moore all notched first-half goals as Babson rolled to a 3-1 victory over Wellesley on October 16, 2012 in Wellesley.

Megan Turchi scored on a 25-yard free kick 3:36 into the second overtime to break a scoreless deadlock, pushing the Blue past Babson 1-0 on October 20, 2009 in Babson Park.

Wellesley (4-7-1, 1-1-0 NEWMAC) is looking for its first win of the month after falling 1-0 to Wheaton on Saturday afternoon. The Lyons scored the only goal of the match in the 24th minute as the Blue were shutout for the third time in its last four games. Senior LJ Foster is second in the league with seven goals and leads Wellesley with 14 points, while first-year Kyla Petrie has scored three goals and is tied for second on the team with seven points. Senior Lena Cardoso leads the Blue with three assists and has notched a pair of goals on the season. Junior goalkeeper Claire Cerda has a 1.63 goals against average and is 4-6-1 in 11 starts this fall. Wellesley is just 1-3-1 on the road so far in 2013.

Babson (7-2-2, 2-1-1 NEWMAC) enters Tuesday's contest coming off a 0-0 2OT tie at Springfield on Saturday afternoon. Junior Melina Kapotsis made four saves in the first half and overtime as the Beavers escaped with a draw despite being outshot 16-5. Junior Jessica DiPhilippo has scored five goals to go along with a team-high six assists and is currently tied for second in the conference in scoring with 16 points. Moore leads the Green and White with six goals and is tied for fourth in the NEWMAC in scoring with 15 points. Senior Meghan Andrew has chipped in with four goals and two assists for 10 points on the year. Kapotsis and Meaghan Merullo have combined to post a 0.60 goals against average and seven shutouts so far this fall.

The Beavers are unbeaten in their last 10 games at home (9-0-1), and going back to the start of the 2012 season are 13-2-1 at Hartwell-Rogers Field.