Mount Women's Lacrosse Faces Road Tests at Sacred Heart and LIU Brooklyn
MOUNT ST. MARY'S WOMEN'S LACROSSE (1-10, 0-2 NEC)
MOUNT UPDATE: Seeking their first conference win of the season, the Mountaineers head north to square off with Sacred Heart on Friday, April 11, and LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, April 13. The Mount is led on attack by Erin Seipp, who has tallied a team-high 15 goals. Lindsay Diaz is second on the team with 11 goals, while leading the Mount in assists with four and draw controls with 30.
LAST TIME OUT: The Mount trailed Bryant by just two at the half at 7-5, but the Bulldogs exploded for another seven goals while holding the Mountaineers to one in the final 30 minutes to pull away for a 14-6 win on April 6. Erin Seipp scored twice for the Mount on the day, and as a team the Mount converted three free position shots.
ABOUT SACRED HEART: The Pioneers earned their first NEC win by a score of 14-10 over Saint Francis U last time out on April 6. One of the most dangerous offensive threats in the NEC, Shelby Vaccaro leads the league with 3.44 goals per game and ranks second with 1.22 assists per game. In goal, Kelly Keenan ranks ninth in the nation with 9.70 saves per game.
LAST SEASON VS. SACRED HEART: In a 13-5 home win over Sacred Heart on April 12, 2013, then-senior Kaitlyn Larrimore carried the Mount's offense with four goals, including three in the second half. Lindsay Diaz added a hat trick, while Molly Morris and Hannah Gutcher chipped in with two goals apiece.
ABOUT LIU BROOKLYN: Following wins in consecutive games over Howard and Manhattan at home, the Blackbirds dropped a pair of games to kick off Northeast Conference play. Playing on the road, LIU Brooklyn fell to Saint Francis U, 10-9, in double overtime before suffering a 16-9 loss at Robert Morris on April 6. LIU Brooklyn, which allows the most goals of any NEC team with 16.0 per game, is led on the offensive end by Jenn Peters and Danita Stroup, who have scored 26 and 20 goals respectively.
LAST SEASON VS. LIU BROOKLYN: The Mount moved to 2-0 in the NEC with a 14-9 victory over the Blackbirds at Waldron Family Stadium on March 24, 2013. Digging a 3-1 hole 10 minutes into the game, the Mount outscored LIU, 6-1, the rest of the first half en route to the five-goal victory. Erin Seipp was the catalyst for the Mountaineers' attack with three goals and two assists.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. UPCOMING OPPONENTS: The Mount has won four in a row versus Sacred Heart and leads the all-time series, 14-5, dating back to the first meeting in 1998. The Mount is 4-5 in games played in Fairfield against the Pioneers. Versus LIU Brooklyn, the Mount holds a 10-1 record. The Mountaineers have scored double-digit goals in the 10 wins over the Blackbirds with the only single-digit output coming in a 9-8 loss on April 21, 2006.
DRAW CONTROLS: As a team, the Mount has recorded 10 or more draw controls in seven of the 11 games this season, including the last two versus Central Connecticut State and Bryant. In 18 games in 2013, the Mount collected double-figure draw controls just four times.
IN HISTORY: Lindsay Diaz and Erin Seipp are tied for 21st in Mount history with 61 career goals. On the career points list, Seipp ranks 27th with 77 points, while Diaz checks in 29th with 70 points.
UP NEXT: The Mount returns to New York to face Wagner on Friday, April 18, at 3 p.m.