Women’s Lacrosse Heads to Wagner for Matchup on Saturday

Women’s Lacrosse Heads to Wagner for Matchup on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-5, 1-1 NEC) at WAGNER (7-4, 2-0 NEC)
Saturday, April 14 | 1 p.m.
Staten Island, N.Y. | Hameline Field
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ABOUT THE MOUNT

  • After opening Northeast Conference play with a convincing 10-3 victory over Saint Francis U last Friday at home, the Mount dropped a 14-4 decision at Robert Morris on Sunday to even their league mark to 1-1. The Mountaineers currently sit in a tie for fourth place in the conference with Robert Morris.
  • In the win over Saint Francis U, Beanie Colson led the way with four points (2g, 2a), while Alayna Pagnotta and Taylor Carhart also added two goals apiece. Jillian Petito earned her sixth win between the pipes with a 13-save performance. The Mount's strong defense held SFU scoreless for over a 33-minute stretch spanning the first and second halves, helping propel them to the victory.
  • Petito's stellar season has her ranked third in the nation in save percentage (.568), fourth in saves per game (11.45) and fifth in goals against average (8.55). The junior net minder has posted double-digit saves in each of the last six contests, including a season-high 15 stops last time out at Robert Morris.
  • On the other side of the field, the Mount's offense has seen a balanced attack as four players have hit the 20-plus point mark thus far. Sophomore Carly Miller leads the squad in all three scoring categories (20g, 11a, 31p), while Beanie Colson (17g, 9a), Taylor Carhart (19g, 2a) and Marley Heller (13g, 7a) have helped pace the attack.
  • Saturday's matchup between Mount St. Mary's and Wagner will be the 24th all-time meeting between the two programs. The Mount owns a 15-8 advantage in the series, including a 6-5 record on the road. Last season's contest resulted in a 9-8 overtime victory for Wagner in Emmitsburg as Marjorie Dehm tallied the game-winner early in the extra period. Carhart (2g) and Heller (1g, 1a) registered two points apiece for the Mount in the tilt, and Petito made 15 saves in goal.

TEAM LEADERS

  • Goals: Miller (20), Carhart (19), Colson (17)
  • Assists: Miller (11), Colson (9), Heller (7)
  • Points: Miller (31), Colson (26), Carhart (21)
  • Ground balls: Petito (43), Davis (19), Allison (18), Pagnotta (18)
  • Caused turnovers: Davis (20), Petito (13), Heller (9)
  • Draw controls: Colson (48), Daufenbach (27), Davis (24)
  • Save pct: Petito (.568)

SCOUTING WAGNER

  • The Seahawks sit atop the Northeast Conference with a 2-0 league mark and 7-4 overall record as they look to follow up on their NEC Championship game appearance last season. Their opening pair of conference wins came against Robert Morris (12-9) and Saint Francis U (17-9) last weekend.
  • Wagner ranks second in the conference in goals per game (12.09), with junior Anna Belle Reilly (13g, 20a) and senior Lauren Ednie (30g, 2a) leading the team's offense. Goalie Lucy Darlington owns a .513 save percentage, and is allowing 9.57 goals per contest between the pipes.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • The Mount continues its four-game road swing with contests at Sacred Heart (April 20) and LIU Brooklyn (April 22) next weekend.