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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Coast Guard Academy

Women's Soccer vs. Coast Guard
Saturday, October 12—1:00pm
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson, Park, Mass.

Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 14th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 2000. The Beavers have dominated the series, holding an 11-1-1 edge all-time, and winning eight straight matches against the Bears since 2005.

Amy Festa '13 scored the game's only goal just over 18 minutes into the second half as Babson topped Coast Guard 1-0 on October 6, 2012 in New London, Conn.

Erin Cada buried a penalty kick at 79:04 to give the Bears a 1-0 win over Babson in the regular season finale on October 26, 2004 in New London, Conn.

Coast Guard (5-7-0, 2-2-0 NEWMAC) has won two of its last three matches after a 1-0 OT victory over WPI on Tuesday. Sarah Hills scored the game-winning goal with just 21 seconds left in the first overtime period to give the Bears their most conference wins since 2003. Hills leads the team with four goals, while first-year Terry Netusil has scored three times and leads Coast Guard with three assists on the year. Junior Julia Mundy and sophomore Caroline Eastman have each scored twice so far this fall. Junior Holly Moore has started five consecutive games and has a 0.97 goals against average and a pair of shutouts in her eight appearances.

Babson (7-3-2, 2-2-1 NEWMAC) is looking to rebound following its first home loss of the season on Tuesday, a 1-0 setback to crosstown rival Wellesley. The Blue scored the game's only goal just 5:13 into the game and made it stand up, sending the the Beavers to back-to-back shutouts for the first time since the opening weekend of the 2012 season. Junior Jessica DiPhilippo has scored five goals and is second in the conference in both assists (6) and points (16), while classmate Jenny Moore leads the Green and White with six goals and is tied for third in the league with 15 points. Senior Meghan Andrew has four goals and two assists, matching last season's career high of 10 points. Junior Melina Kapotsis and Meaghan Merullo have combined for a 0.63 goals against average and seven shutouts on the year, conceding just eight goals in 12 matches.

The Beavers, who are 13-3-1 at Hartwell-Rogers Field over the last two seasons have not dropped consecutive home games since late in the 2011 season.