MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-6) at GEORGE MASON (4-2)
Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m.
Fairfax, Va. | George Mason Stadium
The Mountaineers posted an 18-11 victory at St. Bonaventure last time out to collect their second win of the season. After over a week off from action, the Mount has a pair of tune-up games this week against George Mason and Detroit before Northeast Conference play begins on Friday, April 8.
Senior attack Molly Morris leads the Mount with 26 points on 15 goals and 11 assists in the opening eight games, while ranking first in the NEC in assists per game (1.38) and fourth in points (3.25). Nicole Lantuh tops the squad with 18 goals and ranks second with 23 points, and Sammie Knapp places first on the Mount in draw controls (25) and second in ground balls (14) and caused turnovers (5). Senior Steph Rurkowski ranks first among NEC goalies with a .526 save percentage and saves per game (11.38)
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Lantuh and Rurkowski collected Northeast Conference weekly awards last Monday after leading the team to an 18-11 victory at St. Bonaventure and a near-win at Niagara. Lantuh, who claimed NEC Player of the Week, tallied a career-high six goals in the victory over the Bonnies and added three goals and one assist against Niagara for a combined 10 points on the week. Rurkowski earned her second NEC Defensive Player of the Week honor after registered a combined 23 saves in the pair of games. The senior registered a 12-save performance at Niagara, and followed it up with 11 stops and a .733 save percentage in the team's win at St. Bonaventure.
ABOUT GEORGE MASON
The Colonials topped Longwood (16-11) and Liberty (17-7) in their two most recent outings to move to 4-2 overall. Mason is averaging 12.67 goals per game, led by leading scorer Jacquelyn Spalding (17g, 6a) and Chachi Kelehan (12g, 6a). Mackenzie Duffy owns a 10.39 goals against average and .355 save percentage in five starts in goal.
The Mountaineers are set to match up with the Colonials for just the third time in series history on Wednesday. The teams have faced off in each of the past two seasons, with George Mason grabbing victories by 13-5 and 10-5 margins.
The Mountaineers open a three-game home stand with a matchup against Detroit Mercy on Sunday, April 3 at 12 p.m.