MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-11, 2-3 NEC) vs. SAINT FRANCIS U. (4-10, 1-4 NEC)
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 4 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Waldron Family Stadium
The Mountaineers have gone 2-2 in their last four games and currently sit at 4-11 overall and 2-3 in Northeast Conference play. The Mount topped Central Connecticut (11-9) and LIU Brooklyn (15-14 OT) two weeks ago before falling at Sacred Heart (9-8) and Wagner (20-6) its last two times out.
Molly Morris, the team's leading scorer with 45 points, ranks sixth in the conference in both points per game (3.00) and assists per game (1.00), and seventh in goals (2.00). Nicole Lantuh also ranks among the top-10 in the conference in goals (2.00) and points (2.54) per contest. Senior goalie Steph Rurkowski owns a .448 save percentage in 15 starts, while leading all NEC goalies with 9.40 saves a game.
Seniors Molly Morris, Steph Rurkowski, Nicole Snyder and Sam Sparr will be honored with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day for their contributions to the program and university throughout their four years. The four Mountaineers have combined to play in 194 games in their careers.
Goals: Molly Morris (30) Nicole Lantuh (26), Kelly Maloney (26)
Assists: Morris (15), Maloney (9), Lantuh (7)
Points: Morris (45), Maloney (35), Lantuh (33)
Ground balls: Steph Rurkowski (43), Sammie Knapp (27), Alex Carhart (25)
Draw controls: Jannel Daufenbach (43), Knapp (35), Maloney (25)
Caused turnovers: Emily Davis (16), A. Carhart (12), Maloney (10)
Save pct.: Rurkowski (.448)
IN THE RECORD BOOK
• With 141 saves this season, senior Steph Rurkowski currently has 444 in her career, which puts her in fifth place all-time in Mount St. Mary's program history. Rurkowski needs just six more saves to move into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time saves list, and 21 saves to move into third place. Naomi Campano Radio, who played at the Mount from 2002-05, owns the program record with 770 career saves.
• Jannel Daufenbach needs just four more draw controls this year to move into the top-10 in program history for most in a single season. Daufenbach, a sophomore from Chantilly, Va., has a career-high 43 draw controls on the campaign, and 72 in her Mount career.
ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS U.
The Red Flash sit in seventh place in the NEC with a 1-4 mark and 4-10 record overall. They enter Friday's matchup on a three-game losing streak after falling to Bryant (17-12), Central Connecticut (14-6) and Robert Morris (13-11). Sarah Mahon is the team's leading scorer with 41 points on 28 goals and 13 assists, and Holly Lawrence tops the squad in goals, with 33. Heather McKee has posted a .330 save percentage and 14.55 goals against average in 13 starts in goal.
The Mountaineers own a perfect 14-0 mark in the all-time series with Saint Francis U., including a 7-0 record at home. A season ago, Mount St. Mary's topped the Red Flash, 14-10, in Loretto, Pa. behind two goals apiece from Molly Morris and Sammie Knapp.
The Mount heads to Robert Morris for the regular season finale on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m.