Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. UMass Boston

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. UMass Boston

Women's Soccer vs. UMass Boston
Wednesday, September 13—4 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and UMass Boston will meet for the fourth straight year on Wednesday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field. The Beavers are 2-0-1 all-time against the Beacons.

LAST MEETING
Jennifer Narlee '17 and junior Kathryn Clark both scored in the second half to lift the Beavers to a 2-0 win over UMass Boston on September 14, 2016, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE BEACONS
UMass Boston (0-3-0) is looking to rebound after a 5-0 loss versus Roger Williams last Saturday. Senior Kerri Alexander and sophomore Gigi Braga registered the only shots on goal for the Beacons, who got nine combined saves from Maranda Caruso and Jessie Tenaglia. UMass Boston returns 11 players from a team that won just three matches last season, led by the duo of Alexander, who owns the team's lone goal in 2017, and junior Jaclyn O'Grady, who combined for six goals and 14 points last year. Caruso and Tenaglia have combined to make 35 saves while posting a 4.67 goals against average in the Beacons' first three contests.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (1-3-0) is back on their home turf after a weekend away in Hoboken, N.J. The Beavers are looking to rebound from a 6-0 loss to Swarthmore on Sunday. Junior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick finished with eight saves in the loss to the 10th-ranked Garnet just a day after stopping a career-high 17 shots in a 2-1 2OT loss to then-No. 15 Stevens on Saturday. Sophomore Maggie McCabe (2-0-4) and senior Victoria Penta (1-0-2) lead the Green and White in scoring, while sophomores Julia Janikies and Kerry Dunn have recorded one assist apiece. Gierschick owns a 2.63 goals against average and a .776 save percentage to go along with 38 total saves in four starts on the year.

LEANING ON THE DEFENSE
The Green and White has not allowed a goal in 290 minutes of action and has posted three consecutive shutouts against the Beacons going back to the first meeting between the teams in 2014. Babson also held UMass Boston without a shot on goal in last year's match.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
Despite a 2-0 loss to Bowdoin in their last appearance at Hartwell-Rogers Field last week, the Beavers have gone 30-10-7 at home going back to the start of the 2013 campaign.

BABSON AGAINST THE LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE
The Beavers are 7-4-3 all-time against Little East opponents.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Babson is unbeaten in its last 11 games (9-0-2) and has gone 23-1-2 since the start of 2015 when scoring the first goal of the match.

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