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Weekly Preview: Men's Soccer Packs In Three Tilts To Start October Play

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

Men's Soccer vs. Eastern Nazarene (2-6-1, 1-0-1 NECC)
Monday, October 1, 2018 
Rotch Field | Boston, Mass. 
6:00 p.m.
Live Stats 

 
Men's Soccer at Babson (4-1-4, 1-0-2 NEWMAC)
Saturday, October 6, 2018 
Hartwell-Rogers Field | Babson Park, Mass. 
1:00 p.m. 
Live Stats | Video 


Men's Soccer vs. Bates (5-3, 3-3 NESCAC) 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 
Rotch Field | Boston, Mass. 
Live Stats 

 

A LOOK BACK 

  • Emerson had a quiet week of one game after the cancellation of the Charles River Cup game against Lesley last Wednesday. 
  • The Lions shouldered a tough 1-0 setback on Saturday against the visiting WPI when the Engineers netted the game winner with 46 seconds left in regulation. 


LEADING THE PACK 

  • Junior Gavin Faucette (Oakland, Calif.) sits in the top 10 of two NEWMAC offensive categories including goals and points. 
  • The junior sits tied for fourth with four goals and tied for 10th in points at eight. 
  • Sophomore goalkeeper David Kemp (London, England) ranks tied for the fifth spot amongst NEWMAC keepers with 30 saves. 


SCOUTING THE LIONS 

  • The Lions of Eastern Nazarene enter Monday's game with an overall record of 2-6-1 and are 1-0-1 in NECC play 
  • Eastern Nazarene most recently drew a 0-0 double overtime tie with New England College this past Saturday. 
  • Through nine games, the Lions have tallied 13 goals and have averaged 1.44 goals per game to go with 13.9 shots for a .104 shot percentage and hold opponents to 2.22 goals. 
  • 2017 saw the Lions finish 0-16 and 0-9 in the NECC with Eastern Nazarene taking a 2-0 loss on its home field to Emerson on October 2, 2017. 
  • Cyprian Okwaro has knocked in three goals and one assists for seven points to lead Eastern Nazarene with Suni Lepcha being credited with two assists. 
  • Florian Resch (1-5-1) and Victor Mendoza (0-1) split time in net for the Lions with Resch starting in six games with a save percentage of .682 on 30 stops and has allowed 14 goals, while Mendoza has two starts under his belt having allowed four goals (2.30 GAA) and a .789 save percentage on 15 stops. 


SCOUTING THE BEAVERS 

  • Coming off a 0-0 double overtime tie last Saturday at MIT, Babson posts a record of 4-1-4 and 1-0-2  in the NEWMAC and will face Mitchell on Wednesday night. 
  • Babson has found the back of the net nine times in nine games and have averaged 15.7 shots to go with a team goals against average of .51.   
  • Home field advantage has worked for Babson so far in 2018 as they have yet to lose at Hartwell-Rogers Field with a 3-0 record and are 1-1-3 on the road. 
  • The Beavers 2017 season saw them finish at an even 9-9 with a 2-5 showing in conference play and topped Emerson at Rotch, 2-0, on October 7, 2017. 
  • Currently nine players on Babson's roster have tallied one goal apiece as Noah Parker and Mitchell Collins both lead the Beavers with four points. 
  • Parker has two assists to his name for the four points and Collins has his four points on one goal with two assists. 

 

SCOUTING THE BOBCATS 

  • Sunday's game against the visiting Bates will be the first meeting between the Bobcats and the Lions and enter the contest at 5-3 and 3-3 in the NESCAC. 
  • The Bobcats have won their last three of four games having scored 10 goals through eight games with 1.00 goals per game on 16.6 shots. 
  • A 3-0 loss to Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinals back in 2017 put Bates' final record at 8-6-2 and 3-5-2. 
  • Peder Bakken paces Bates with a trio of goals and assists for a team-leading nine points. 
  • Robbie Montanaro (5-3) had manned the Bobcats net for 743+ and has allowed five goals for a .61 goals against average to match a .839 save percentage on 26 stops. 

 

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