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Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Wellesley

Game Preview: Women's Soccer at Wellesley

Women's Soccer at Wellesley College
Tuesday, October 23 | 3 p.m.
Wellesley Outdoor Fields Complex | Wellesley, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 47th time on Tuesday in a series that dates back to 1982. The all-time series is deadlocked at 19-19-8 but the Beavers are looking for their first win over the Blue since 2015.

LAST MEETING
• Babson and visiting Wellesley traded first-half goals as the teams battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on October 24, 2017, at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
• Kathryn Clark scored in the 17th minute for the Beavers, while junior Julia Jang equalized just before halftime for the Blue.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Meghan Lee and Meghan Tyson '16 both scored as the Beavers defeated Wellesley, 3-0, on October 6, 2015, in Babson Park.
• Senior Julia Lindsay picked up her first career assist and classmate Elizabeth Mycock made five saves for the Beavers, who led 2-0 at the half.

LAST WELLESLEY WIN
• Maddie Carlborg and Melise Knowles scored eight minutes apart midway through the first half to lift the Blue to a 2-1 victory over visiting Babson on October 4, 2016.
• Junior Naomi Oki scored her first career goal and Olivia Kerester '17 contributed an assist for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (4-8-3, 1-5-3 NEWMAC) extended its unbeaten streak to three games with a 0-0 draw against WPI on Saturday.
• Junior goalkeeper Olivia Reckley made a career-high 12 saves for the Blue, which was outshot 21-9 by the Enginers.
• Senior Emily Tran (3-2-8) is leading the team in goals and assists, while classmate Kelly Hoover is (1-1-3) second on the team in points.
• Reckley has started all 15 games in net for the Blue and is second in the NEWMAC with a .857 save percentage. She has also posted a 0.96 goals against average and five shutouts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (5-9-2, 2-6-0 NEWMAC) has now dropped three straight games after falling to Emerson 3-2 on Saturday at Rotch Field.
• Senior Jessica DeLuca and junior Maggie McCabe scored for the Beavers, who were unable to recover from a 2-0 halftime deficit.
• Seniors Emma Dineen (6-4-16) and Jessica Fernandes (6-3-15) lead the team in goals and rank 11th and 12th, respectively, in the league in scoring, while McCabe (3-4-10) is tied for the team lead in assists.
• One of three goalkeepers to start this fall, first-year Kayla Salmon posted a 1.95 goals against average and a .698 a save percentage in eight starts, while Mycock owns a 2.67 goals against average and a .724 save percentage over the last three matches.

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
• In addition to needing wins over both Wellesley and Mount Holyoke, the Beavers need both Clark and Smith to drop points in their final two matches to reach the playoffs.
• The Green and White is currently three points behind Clark (nine points) and even with Smith on six points in the standings entering the final week of the regular season. Should Babson win at Wellesley, it would remain in playoff contention unless Clark wins at Emerson on Tuesday night.

CHANGING THE MOMENTUM
• The Green and White has fallen behind in the first half of each of its last five matches, which includes allowing a goal just 65 seconds into Saturday's contest at Emerson.
• Scoring first on Tuesday will be especially important against a Wellesley side that has not conceded a goal in over 292 minutes.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 4-0 this season and 29-0-2 going back to late September 2013 when leading at halftime.

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