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Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State

Game Preview: Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State

Women's Soccer vs. Eastern Connecticut State
Saturday, September 7 | 1 p.m.
Hartwell-Rogers Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson is 1-1-0 all-time against Eastern Connecticut State in a series that dates back to 2001.
• The Beavers and Warriors resumed their series last season for the first time in 17 years.

LAST MEETING
• Anna Manser, Aly Clarke and senior Abbey Fitzsimmons all scored in the second half as Eastern Connecticut State defeated Babson, 3-0, on September 8, 2018, in Willimantic, Conn.
• Maddison Gierschick '19 finished with three saves for the Beavers, who owned a 20-9 edge in shots.
• Kayla Labrecque and senior Erin Collins stopped six shots apiece for the Warriors.

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS
• Eastern Connecticut State (0-2-0) is looking to rebound from a 7-1 loss at No. 14 Swarthmore last Sunday.
• Sophomore Olivia Rovalino scored in the 82nd minute off a free kick for the Warriors, who feel behind 4-0 less than 11 minutes into the match.
• Senior Stephanie Sanchez finished with four goals and one assist for nine points, and Fitzsimmons scored twice last year for Eastern Connecticut State, which lost its top three scorers from last year's 11-7-0 squad.
• Collins and junior Makeda Bailey, who combined to concede just one goal in 413 minutes last fall, have allowed 14 markers to a pair of top-15 opponents to start the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (0-1-0) suffered a 1-0 loss to St. John Fisher in its season opener last Friday.
• First-year goalkeeper Morgan Fedosiewich made seven saves in collegiate debut for the Beavers, who conceded the only goal of the match just 5:01 into the second half.
• Senior Maggie McCabe (4-4-12) is the team's top returning scorer, while sophomores Katelyn Korzec (2-2-6) and Katherine Ryan (3-0-6) tallied one game-winning goal apiece last fall.
• Seniors Julia Janikies and Maya King are two of three returning starters on defense for the Green and White, which brings back 18 players from a squad that finished 7-10-2 in 2018.

ROOKIES MAKE THEIR DEBUT
• Fedosiewich and Sam Borjeson were both part of the Beavers' starting XI in the season opener against St. John Fisher, while fellow first-years Audrey Cobb, Maria Colon Figueroa, Caitlin Trott and Morgan Krauss all came off to make their collegiate debuts.

SUCCESS AT HARTWELL-ROGERS
• Despite last Friday's setback, the Green and White has gone 38-16-8 for a .677 winning percentage at home dating back to the start of the 2013 season.

NEWMAC COACHES MAKE THEIR PICKS
• Following a tie for sixth place in the 2018 league standings, Babson was tabbed to finish fourth when the NEWMAC released its preseason coaches' poll earlier this week.
• Prior to last year's finish, the Beavers came in third four seasons in a row from 2014-17, and had not finished outside the top five in the conference since 2009.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 21-3-2 since the start of 2016 when scoring at least two goals.

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