Prior to Saturday's game, Mount St. Mary's University will honor seniors Kelton Heverly, Ryan Lamon, Matt McGloin, Mike Pascali, Mikey Ripa, Spencer Smith, Cameron Stone, Matty Yates and Kevin Verkler for their contributions to the program and University throughout their tenure at the Mount.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount heads into the regular season finale at 4-9 overall and 1-4 in conference play. The Mountaineers are coming off a loss at Hobart, 15-8, following a second-half surge from the Statesmen. The Mount held a 5-3 advantage at the halftime break, but a 12-goal effort in the second half lifted Hobart to victory. Chris DiPretoro paced the Mount with five points in the game (4g, 1a), while Hobart attacker Frank Brown registered a game-high eight points (6g, 2a). The Mountaineers are averaging 8.62 goals per game, led by the trio of DiPretoro (29g, 7a), Bubba Johnson (20g, 10a) and Jack Mangan (13g, 10a). Matt Vierheller owns a .500 save percentage in 13 starts in goal.
Goals: Chris DiPretoro (29), Bubba Johnson (20), Jack Managn (13), Ryan Lamon (13)
Assists: Johnson (10), Mangan (10), Brenden McCarthy (8)
Points: DiPretoro (36), Johnson (30), Managn (23)
Ground Balls: Managn (41), Tommy Lyons (28), Daniel Barber (27), Matt Vierheller (27)
Caused Turnovers: Barber (16), Kevin Verkler (11), Lyons (7), Mangan (7)
Faceoff Percentage: Shawn Raum (39.5 68-172), Shawn Milione (37.9, 39-103)
Save Percentage: Vierheller (50.0)
SCOUTING SAINT JOSEPH'S
The Hawks come into the weekend with a 4-9 overall record and a 1-4 conference record. They're coming off of a 14-5 win versus Wagner that snapped a six-game losing skid. Saint Joseph's is averaging 8.38 goals per game, led by Juniors Chris Blewitt (25g, 13a, 38p) and Jason Kelly (22p, 6a, 28p). T.J. Jones has started all 13 games between the pipes, posting a .546 save percentage.
The Mount has had the upper hand in the series against the Hawks with a 13-8 record all-time despite dropping the last four meetings.