Women’s Lacrosse Faces Saint Joseph’s Sunday at Waldron Family Stadium

Women’s Lacrosse Faces Saint Joseph’s Sunday at Waldron Family Stadium

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-4) vs. SAINT JOSEPH'S (2-4)
Sunday, March 19 | 1 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Waldron Family Stadium
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The Mountaineers return to action on Sunday, March 19 for a tilt against Saint Joseph's at 1 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium. Action will be streamed live for free at NECFrontRow.com.

ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount is looking for its first win of the season after falling to Longwood (13-10), UMBC (16-7), Niagara (15-11) and Furman (13-11) to open the campaign. As a team, the Mountaineers are averaging 9.75 goals per contest, led by senior captain Sammie Knapp, who tops the squad in all three scoring categories (10g, 3a, 13p). Rookie Kate Kinsella has helped pace the offense, ranking second on the squad in goals (7) and points (8). Sophomore goalie Jilian Petito owns a .333 save percentage and 14.98 goals against average in four starts between the pipes.

TEAM LEADERS
Goals: Sammie Knapp (10), Kate Kinsella (7), Taylor Carhart (7)
Assists: Knapp (3), Carly Miller (3), Kinsella (1), Emily Davis (1)
Points: Knapp (13), Kinsella (8), Miller (8), Carhart (7)
Ground Balls: Jillian Petito (11), Jannel Daufenbach (6), Emily Dees (6)
Caused Turnovers: Colleen Roussil (3), Knapp (3), Four players tied (2)
Draw Controls: Daufenbach (13), Knapp (11), Dees (8)
Save Percentage: Elicia Wells (62.5), Petito (33.3)

LAST TIME OUT
Furman opened up a 4-1 lead early in the first half before the Mount came storming back to tie it at 4-4 with 7:30 left in the half. Abby Shields and Devon Horine notched a goal apiece to stretch the Furman lead to 6-4 going into halftime. A pair of Furman goals early in the second extended the lead to four, but Knapp and Marley Heller registered consecutive tallies to cut the Mount deficit to 8-6. The Paladin defense tightened up as they held the Mount scoreless for the ensuing 14 minutes, allowing Paige Gamble and Ashley Trice to push the Furman lead to 10-6 during the stretch. Emily Davis would trade goals with Shields before three straight from the Mountaineers brought them within one score, 11-10, with 7:12 remaining. The Mount wasn't able to overcome the deficit in the final minutes, eventually falling to Furman by a 13-11 final.

ABOUT SAINT JOSEPH'S
The Hawks sit at 2-4 on the year with wins over American (15-7) and California (18-17), and losses to Temple (14-13), Villanova (11-10), San Diego State (13-12) and No. 19 Duke (16-10). Hope Anhut leads the team with 19 goals while Rebecca Lee has 16 goals and 11 assists for a team-high 27 points. Amelia Deibler and Liz O'Sullivan have split time in the Hawks' cage, combining for a .414 save percentage and 13.00 goals against average.

NEXT UP
The Mount hosts Radford on Saturday, March 25 at noon at Waldron Family Stadium.