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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Coast Guard

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Coast Guard

Women's Soccer at Coast Guard
Saturday, October 6 | 2 p.m.
Nitchman Field | New London, Conn.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 19th time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 2000. The Beavers are 15-1-2 all-time against the Bears and are unbeaten in the last 13 matches (12-0-1) between the sides.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Emma Dineen finished with a pair of goals to help lead Babson to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Coast Guard Academy on October 7, 2017, at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Senior Katherine Cullen and junior Olivia West both contributed one goal apiece for Babson, while senior Jessica Fernandes also chipped in with an assist in the win.

LAST COAST GUARD WIN
• Erin Cada buried a penalty kick in the 71st minute to give the Bears a 1-0 victory over Babson in the regular-season finale for both teams on October 26, 2004, in New London.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (5-4-1, 2-1-1 NEWMAC) is looking to keep up the momentum after a home 4-0 victory over Mount Holyoke on Wednesday.
• Junior Claire Hurley scored a pair of first-half goals and first-year Jocelyn Highsmith and junior Rachel Samotis each added one tally apiece for the Bears, who led 3-0 at the half.
• Hurley (6-6-18) leads the NEWMAC in assists and ranks second in points, while rookie Brielle Pearce (2-4-8) and sophomore Kylee Ballard (2-2-6) are two of five players with a game-winning goal.
• First-year Katharina Commins has started all 10 games in net for the Bears posting a 1.36 goals against average, a .750 save percentage and two shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (4-5-2, 1-2 NEWMAC) is looking for redemption after a 2-1 loss to WPI on Tuesday night at MacDowell Field.
• Junior Maggie McCabe recorded the lone goal off an assist from West in the eighth minute for the Beavers, who got a superb eight-save performance from first-year goalkeeper Kayla Salmon.
• Dineen (5-3-13) and Fernandes (3-2-8) have combined for 21 points, while junior Maggie McCabe (2-3-7) is third in scoring and tied for the team lead in assists.
• Salmon has started the last six games posting a 1.77 goals against average and a .750 save percentage.

DON'T FEED THE BEARS
• The Green and White has kept seven consecutive clean sheets against Coast Guard and has not allowed a goal in the series since 2010, a stretch that spans 717 minutes.

SENIORS SETTING THE TONE
• Cullen, Dineen and Fernandes have combined for five goals and two assists over the last three seasons against Coast Guard. Babson outscored the Bears 11-0 in those matches.

BEAVER BITES
• McCabe has a point in three consecutive games going back to September 25.
• First-year Katelyn Korzec picked up her second assist of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to WPI.
• First-year Alexis Fortune, who missed the first seven matches of the season, made her first career start on Tuesday against the Engineers.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 4-0 on the year and unbeaten in their last 31 games when leading at halftime.

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