Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Battles Manhattan on Saturday

Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Lacrosse Battles Manhattan on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-5) vs. MANHATTAN (2-3)
Saturday, March 12 | 3 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Waldron Family Stadium


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mountaineers came back from a five-goal first half deficit in Wednesday's contest against George Washington, but a late goal by the Colonials proved to be the game-winner as they escaped with a 9-8 victory over the Mount at Waldron Family Stadium. Kelly Maloney tallied a team-high three goals in the tilt, while Nicole Lantuh and Nicole Snyder each added two goals to help pace the Mountaineer attack. Maloney tops the team with nine goals on the year, while Molly Morris leads the squad in both points (13) and assists (5). Senior goalie Steph Rurkowski has started all five games in cage and ranks first in the Northeast Conference with a .504 save percentage and 12.0 saves per game.

Goals: Kelly Maloney (9), Molly Morris (8), Sammie Knapp (8)
Assists: Morris (5), Knapp (2), Maloney (2), Nicole Lantuh (2)
Points: Morris (13), Maloney (11), Knapp (10)
Ground balls: Steph Rurkowski (11), Emily Dees (8), Knapp (8)
Draw controls: Knapp (14), Jannel Daufenbach (13), Maloney (12)
Caused turnovers: Emily Dees (3), Knapp (3), Maloney (3)

ABOUT MANATTAN: The Jaspers own a 2-3 record on the year, but enter Saturday's matchup on a two-game losing streak after dropping tilts to LIU Brooklyn (15-12) and Bucknell (19-11). Manhattan is averaging 11.80 goals per contest, led by Stefanie Ranagan, who tops the squad with 13 goals. Claire Roediger leads the team with 17 points on 10 goals and a team-high seven assists. Nikki Prestiano and Liz Pierson have combined to post a .305 save percentage and 14.54 goals against average in goal.

ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount owns a perfect 10-0 all-time record in the series with Manhattan, including a 5-0 mark on its home turf. The two teams last met in 2005, when the Mountaineers posted 16-4 and 18-2 victories over the Jaspers.

UP NEXT: The Mount hits the road to face Niagara on Friday, March 18 at 3 p.m.