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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Emerson

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Emerson

Women's Soccer vs. Emerson
Tuesday, October 22—3:30pm
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

Tuesday afternoon marks the first meeting between Babson and Emerson, which joined the NEWMAC on July 1.

Emerson (6-8-1, 1-4-1 NEWMAC) is winless in its last five matches following a 2-0 loss at Springfield on Saturday. The Pride scored a pair of first half goals and held the Lions without a shot or corner kick in the contest. First-year goalkeeper Melanie Escobar helped Emerson stay within striking distance by making seven saves. Sophomore Alyssa Giannone has two goals to go along with team-highs of five assists and nine points on the season, while classmate Tayllar Righini has scored three goals and is just behind her with eight points. Escobar, senior Marissa MacDonald and junior Allie Altman have all seen time in goal, combining for a 1.75 goals against average and four shutouts on the year.

Babson (8-3-3, 3-2-2 NEWMAC) snapped its three-game winless streak with a 2-1 conference win at Clark on Saturday. Senior Mika Cucullo netted the Beavers two goals, while junior Jenny Moore and sophomore Kristina Simonson each chipped in with an assist in the victory.  Moore leads the Beavers with six goals and is second on the team with four assists, while classmate Jessica DiPhilippo has a team leading six assists to go along with five goals. Cucullo and fellow senior Meghan Andrew have each scored four times on the season. Junior goalkeeper Melina Kapotsis and first-year Meghan Merullo have combined for a 0.61 goals against average, conceding just nine markers on the year, while posting eight shutouts.

Cucullo, Andrew, Carley Martyniak and Kristen Dombrowski will play their final regular season home game at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Tuesday afternoon. During their time at Babson they have helped the program to a record of 39-24-9, three trips to the NEWMAC Tournament and an appearance in the 2010 conference championship game.