ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mountaineers opened the season this past Saturday, falling to Delaware by an 11-8 margin at Waldron Family Stadium. The Blue Hens carried a 6-3 lead into halftime and built their largest lead of the contest, 10-5, heading into the fourth. Luke Frankeny converted two goals in the first seven minutes of the fourth to get the Mount back within striking distance, but Delaware held the Mount to just one score the rest of the way and closed out the 11-8 victory.
Jack Mangan tallied a team-high three points on a pair of goals and one assist for the Mount, while Chris DiPretoro and Frankeny also netted two goals apiece. Sophomore Dylan Furnback stopped 12 shots in the Mount cage and posted a .522 save percentage in the tilt. The Mountaineers tallied 14 caused turnovers, led by four from Mangan and two apiece by Bryan McIntosh, Joshua Davies and Sam Portillo.
Goals: Mangan (2), DiPretoro (2), Frankeny (2)
Assists: Mangan (1)
Points: Mangan (3), DiPretoro (2), Frankeny (2)
Ground balls: Stephan (8), Furnback (6), Four players tied (3)
Caused turnovers: Mangan (4), Davies (2), McIntosh (2), Portillo (2)
Face-offs: Stephan (8-22)
Save pct.: Furnback (.522)
SCOUTING #10 TOWSON
The Tigers began the 2019 campaign on a high note with a 17-8 win over seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins. The victory propelled them into the national rankings, as they currently sit at No. 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll and No. 7 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. Brendan Sunday powered Towson past Johns Hopkins with a career-high eight points on six goals and two assists. Face-off specialist Alex Woodall won 21-of-28 and racked up three points on a pair of goals and one helper.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Mount is looking for its first-ever win over Towson, sitting at 0-9 all-time against the Tigers. Friday's meeting will mark the ninth straight season the two teams have faced off. Last year, Mount St. Mary's nearly overcame a seven-goal deficit in the matchup with Towson, but the late comeback attempt fell just short in a 15-13 loss. Luke Frankeny led all goal scorers with four goals in the contest, while Brenden McCarthy (2g, 3a) and Matt Haggerty (3g, 1a) also helped pace the offense.
The Mount heads to UMBC for its first road game of the season on February 23 at 4 p.m.