Men’s Lacrosse Continues Conference Play at Wagner on Saturday

Men’s Lacrosse Continues Conference Play at Wagner on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-6, 1-2 NEC) at WAGNER (5-7, 0-3 NEC)
Saturday, April 15 | 1 p.m.
Staten Island, N.Y. | Wagner College Stadium

The Mount has won two of its last three contests coming into Saturday following a 12-10 victory over Bucknell last weekend. The Mountaineers sit at 1-2 in Northeast Conference play, having topped Bryant (6-5) in the league opener, before dropping contests to Robert Morris (11-10 OT) and Sacred Heart (13-5).

As a team, Mount St. Mary's is averaging 8.90 goals per game, led by the trio of Chris DiPretoro (22g, 5a), Bubba Johnson (16g, 8a) and Jack Mangan (10g, 8a). Junior goalie Matt Vierheller has started all 10 games in net, posting a .505 save percentage and 10.98 goals against average.

Goals: Chris DiPretoro (22), Bubba Johnson (16), Jack Mangan (10)
Assists: Johnson (8), Mangan (8), Brenden McCarthy (6)
Points: DiPretoro (27), Johnson (24), Mangan (18)
Ground Balls: Mangan (27), Matt Vierheller (22), Tommy Lyons (20)
Caused Turnovers: Daniel Barber (10), Kevin Verkler (6), Mangan (6)
Faceoffs Won: Shawn Raum (53-144), Shawn Milione (28-69), Brian Haley (1-4)
Save Percentage: Vierheller (50.5), Cameron Carpenter (44.4)

The Seahawks enter Saturday's contest with a 5-7 overall mark and 0-3 record in league play. They've dropped matchups against Hobart (17-5), Bryant (8-1) and Robert Morris (17-6) to begin their NEC slate. Andrew Streilein has paced the Wagner offense through 12 games, leading the squad in goals (18), assists (12) and points (30). Matt Sefcik owns a .559 save percentage and 9.90 goals against average in 12 starts between the pipes.

The Mountaineers matchup with the Seahawks for the 17th time in series history on Saturday with the Mount holding a 15-1 advantage. The lone win in the series for Wagner was a 6-5 overtime victory in 2015. Last season, the Mount registered a 7-3 win on its home field paced by a pair of goals from Spencer Smith and two assists from Mike Pascali.

The Mount hosts Georgetown on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.