Game of the Week Preview: Babson vs. Clark (Saturday, Apr. 22nd at 1 p.m.)
By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
It should be an exciting day of lacrosse in Babson Park tomorrow (Saturday, April 22nd) as Babson College host Clark University in a marque New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tilt, which is scheduled to commence at 1:00 p.m.
Noontime Sports will be covering the game, live from Babson Park and fans are encouraged to follow along with our in-game updates on Twitter (@NoontimeSports).
GAME OUTLOOK: The Cougars enter the contest riding an impressive five-game winning streak, including a recent 12-6 victory earlier this week against Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Brandon King and Will Mandracchia highlighted their team’s most recent outing, finishing the contest with a hat trick, respectively, while Drew Riopelle-Tyrell improved to 6-3 between the pipes.
Prior to Wednesday’s tilt with the Buccaneers, Clark scored some impressive league wins over MIT and Coast Guard Academy, as well as a non-conference victory over Plymouth State.
Clark is the first NEWMAC squad to capture 10 games this season, they’re also the top team in the league, too.
Babson, which has won back-to-back league games, will look to bump its home record to 6-1 tomorrow – Saturday’s contest is the team’s final home game of the 2017 season.
The Beavers have been quite impressive at home this spring, winning five of six contests, including a pair of wins over Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Wheaton College.
Samuel Mishkind currently leads the Green and White with 33 points on 27 goals and six assists, while Owen Allen is second on the team with 30 points on 22 goals and eight assists.
As a team, the Beavers have deposited 140 goals this spring, while collaborating for 74 assists. Christopher Aranalde has enjoyed an impressive season between the pipes, he turning aside 103 shots, while surrendering 69 goals.
Babson captured the last meeting, defeating Clark in Worcester, 14-13, thanks to a two-goal rally during the final three minutes. Scott Doten scored the game-winner with 40 seconds remaining to lift the Beavers to an exciting one-goal victory.