Mount St. Mary's Begins Two-Game Weekend at Home vs. Robert Morris on Friday

Mount St. Mary's Begins Two-Game Weekend at Home vs. Robert Morris on Friday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-6-3, 0-0-2 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (3-10-0, 1-2-0 NEC)
Friday, October 5, 2018 ,4 pm
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
Live Stats | NEC Front Row

MOUNT UPDATE:  Mount St. Mary's has opened Northeast Conference play with a pair of ties to move to 1-6-3 overall and 0-0-2 in the NEC.  The Mount started with a 1-1 tie with Fairleigh Dickinson on September 23 and followed with another 1-1 draw at LIU Brooklyn last Friday.  Kayla Hughes leads the Mount with four goals this season while Maddie Tchou is second on the team with five points (2g, 1a).  Maggie Barron has a 1.05 goals against average in six start.

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS:  Robert Morris enters Friday night's matchup with a 3-10-0 overall record and a 1-2-0 mark in the Northeast Conference.  After opening NEC play with a 2-1 home win over Wagner, Robert Morris fell to Central Connecticut (1-0) and Fairleigh Dickinson (3-1).  Jane Schleicher leads the Colonials with nine goals this season.  Sydney Bruckner has started 10 games in goal, posting a 1.92 GAA and a .806 save percentage.

ALL-TIME SERIES:  The Mount and Robert Morris are tied at 12-12-3 in the all-time series that began in the Mount's first season of soccer in 1992.  Robert Morris is 9-1-1 over the past 11 meetings between the two teams, including wins in each of the past four seasons.  The Mount's last win over Robert Morris was a 3-0 victory at home on October 5, 2012.

LAST YEAR'S MATCHUP:  Robert Morris scored three first-half goals en route to a 4-0 win over the Mount last season in Moon Township, Pa.  Jane Schleicher, Erin Ritzer, Kristina Kelley and Maleha Kureishy each scored in the game while Sydney Bruckner made seven saves in goal.  Maggie Barron made a pair of saves for the Mountaineers.  Robert Morris held an 18-to-13 edge in shots.  Click HERE for a full recap.

AUTOGRAPH DAY: Following the game on Friday, Mount St. Mary's players will be available for autographs behind the bleachers in Waldron Family Stadium. Posters and sharpies will be provided.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-6-3, 0-0-2 NEC) at SAINT FRANCIS U (4-6-3, 2-0-1 NEC)
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12 pm
Stokes Soccer Complex, Loretto, Pa.
Live Stats | NEC Front Row

ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS U:  Saint Francis U has opened Northeast Conference play with a 2-0-1 record.  The Red Flash are 4-6-3 overall this season, including a 3-1-1 mark at home.  The Red Flash battled Bryant to a tie this past Sunday after opening league play with a 1-0 overtime win against LIU Brooklyn and a 3-2 victory at Sacred Heart.  Alyssa McGhee leads the team with four goals and 11 points while Sara Suler is second on the squad with six points (2g, 2a).  Julia Hernan has started 11 games in goal with a 1.15 GAa and a .836 save percentage.

ALL-TIME SERIES:  Saint Francis U has won the past eight meetings between the two schools to take an 18-9-1 lead in the all-time series that began in 1992.  The Red Flash have won 12 of the past 13 matchups as well.  The Mount's last win in the series was a 1-0 decision at home on Oct. 16, 2009.

LAST YEAR'S MATCHUP:  Saint Francis scored twice in the opening 20 minutes of the second half to break open a one-goal game en route to a 3-1 win at the Mount last year.  Jordan Fine's goal in the 78th minute provided the Mount's offense in the game.  Maggie Barron made five saves for the Mount while Julia Hernan had three saves for the Red Flash.  Saint Francis held a 19-to-8 edge in shots in the game.  Click HERE for a full recap.

CAPTAINS:  Lauren Bogardus, Charlotte Elrod, Bianca Gillman, Gianna Pomykacz and Jenna West will serve as the Mount's captains in 2018.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:  The Mount hosts Sacred Heart on Sunday, October 14, at 1 pm at Waldron Family Stadium on campus.  The Mount then heads on the road for a two-game trip at Central Connecticut (Oct. 19) and Wagner (Oct. 21).