MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-3) at FURMAN (2-3)
Saturday, March 11 | 12 p.m.
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The Mountaineers head to Greenville, S.C. for the beginning of a two-game road swing with a matchup at Furman on Saturday, March 11 at noon.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mountaineers are seeking their first win of the campaign after opening the year with losses to Longwood (13-10), UMBC (16-7) and Niagara (15-11). Through three games, the Mount is averaging 9.33 goals per contest and allowing 14.67 to opponents.
Goals: Taylor Carhart (7), Sammie Knapp (7), Kate Kinsella (6)
Assists: Carly Miller (2), Emily Davis (1), Kinsella (1), Knapp (1)
Points: Knapp (8), T. Carhart (7), Kinsella (7)
Ground balls: Jillian Petito (9), Jannel Daufenbach (6), Emily Dees (6)
Caused turnovers: Maggie Allison (2), Daufenbach (2), Davis (2), Dees (2), Knapp (2)
Draw controls: Daufenbach (10), Dees (8), Knapp (8)
Save pct.: Elicia Wells (.625), Petito (.293)
With the Purple Eagles holding a slight 3-2 advantage early, they rattled off four straight tallies, including a pair from Rachel MacCheyne, to open a 7-2 advantage midway through the first half. The Mount netted three of the next four as Taylor Carhart picked up a pair during the stretch to cut the Mount deficit to 8-5 at the half.
The Purple Eagles pushed their advantage to five goals midway through the second half, but the Mount answered with tallies from Knapp and Kinsella to bring the Mountaineers within three, 12-9, with 7:33 left. Jillian Ford and Alexis Morales made it 14-9 Niagara with consecutive goals in the ensuing two minutes, but the Mount battled back once again, tallying the next two goals as Kinsella and Carly Miller found the back of the net to once again make it a three-score game with 4:11 showing on the clock.
The Mount was held off the board in the final four-plus minutes, and Niagara added an insurance goal with just over a minute left to close out the 15-11 win.
The Paladins split a pair of games last week, falling at Johns Hopkins, 15-5, before downing NEC foe LIU Brooklyn, 15-8, to move to 2-3 on the year. Sophomore Abby Shields and senior Paige Gamble have paced the offense through the team's first five games, combining for 16 goals and 13 assists. Maggie Frield has started every game in net, and owns a 13.99 goals against average and .409 save percentage.
The Mount continues its road swing with a tilt at Binghamton on Wednesday, March 15 at 3 p.m.