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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Bowdoin

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Bowdoin

Women's Soccer at Bowdoin
Sunday, September 5 | 4:30 p.m.
Pickard Field | Brunswick, Maine

THE SERIES
• Babson will take on Bowdoin for the 30th time in program history dating back to 1985.
• The Beavers are 2-23-4 all-time against the Polar Bears, although the teams have split their last two meetings.

LAST MEETING
• Nikki Wilson scored twice inside of a minute midway through the second half as visiting Bowdoin defeated Babson, 2-0, on September 5, 2017.
• Senior Claire Dardinski and sophomore Aine Lawlor both picked up assists for the Polar Bears.
• Senior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick finished with seven saves for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE POLAR BEARS
• Bowdoin went 9-6-1 last season and is returning 21 players this fall, which includes four of its top five scorers.
• Junior Morgen Gallagher (4-5-13) was first in points and tied in assists with classmate Julia Patteron (2-5-9). Junior Emily Pawlak and sophomore Emma Beane both contributed three goals and one assist for seven points.
• Sophomore Sabrina Albanese featured in four games last fall posting a 0.31 goals against average, a .917 save percentage, and two shutouts.
• Bowdoin was shut out in all six of its losses last year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-0-0) downed Aurora 4-1 on Sunday. First-year Kate Ryan scored the first two goals of her collegiate career with the help from senior Jessica Fernandes, who assisted both markers.
• Senior Emma Dineen and junior Maggie McCabe each recorded a goal and Gierschick allowed just an own goal early in the second half to win her second consecutive start.
• Fernandes (2-2-6) and Dineen (2-1-5) have combined for 11 points in two games, while Gierschick has posted a 0.50 goals against average and one shutout.
• Babson, which is now 8-2-2 over its last 12 matches going back to last year, came in tied for third in the NEWMAC preseason poll.

GETTING IN ON THE FUN
• In addition to Ryan's brace against Aurora, senior Julieta Ginevra and sophomore Addie Lalor both notched their first career goals in Friday's 5-0 win over Illinois College.
• In all, six different players have registered a goal and nine players overall have at least one point through the Beavers' first two matches.

HEADED UP THE COAST
• Wednesday's trip to Bowdoin is the first of two trips to Maine over the first two weeks of the season. The Green and White also will travel to Bates on Sunday, September 16.
• The match against the Polar Bears also serves as a homecoming for senior Elizabeth Mycock, who is a native of nearby Windham, Maine.

RISING UP THE CHARTS
• With two assists on Sunday, Fernandes is now tied for 13th on the program's career scoring list with 53 points.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 5-1-1 in their last seven matches away from home going back to October 3 of last year.

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