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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Clark

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Clark

Women's Soccer at Clark
Saturday, October 19—1:00pm
Granger SoccerComplex—Worcester, Mass.

Babson and Clark will meet for the 26th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1994. The Beavers hold a 14-8-3 edge all-time, and are 7-2-2 in their last 11 matches against the Cougars going back 2006.

Amy Festa '13 scored twice and current senior Meghan Andrew chipped in with a first-half goal as fourth-seeded Babson cruised past fifth-seeded Clark, 3-1, in a NEWMAC quarterfinal on October 31, 2012 in Babson Park.

Hana Chamoun notched the game's only goal in the 67th minute as the sixth-seeded Cougars upset third-seeded Babson, 1-0, in a NEWMAC quarterfinal on November 2, 2011 in Babson Park.

Clark (4-9-0, 1-4-0) has dropped seven of its last nine matches following a 2-0 setback at Springfield on Tuesday. The Pride scored a pair of goals in the span of 6:29 midway through the first half and held the Cougars to just three shots the night. Sophomore goalkeeper Gabby Paolino made four save for Clark, which has been held to one goal or less in 10 of its 13 matches this season. Senior Janelle Pasternack has scored a team-high five goals and leads the squad with 12 points on the year while classmate Emily Braun (2 goals, 3 assists) and junior Charlotte Mays (3 goals, 1 assist) each have seven points for Clark. Paolino has posted a 2.13 goals against average and one shutout in 13 starts this fall.

Babson (7-3-3, 2-2-2 NEWMAC) has been idle since playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw with Coast Guard last Saturday. Sophomore goalkeeper Melina Kapotsis made four saves for the Beavers, who outshot the Bears 24-8, but were kept off the scoreboard for a third straight match. Junior Jessica DiPhilippo, who has missed two straight games, has scored five goals to go along with six assists, and is currently fifth in the league with 16 points. Classmate Jenny Moore is tied for fifth in the conference with six goals and has 15 points on the year. Andrew has scored four goals while junior Rachael Kantor is currently second on the team with four assists. Kapotsis has posted a 0.70 goals against average and a pair of shutouts on the year to lead a Babson defense that has conceded just eight goals in 13 games.

The Beavers are 7-0-0 on the season when scoring two goals or more against an opponent.