The Mountaineers got back in the win column last Saturday with a 16-9 victory over VMI at Waldron Family Stadium, moving the Mount to 2-4 on the season. Sophomore Brenden McCarthy fueled the Mount with a career-high nine points on five goal and four assists in the contest. McCarthy's nine points were the most by a Mountaineer since Andrew Scalley tallied 10 in a game against Manhattan back in 2013. Rookie Luke Mutterer, who earned his third straight start in the cage, posted a six-save performance to collect his second win of the season.
McCarthy leads the Mount in all three scoring categories on the year (14g, 13a, 27p), and ranks among the top-four in the NEC in goals, assists and points per game. Four other Mountaineers have registered double-digit points thus far, including Chris DiPretoro (11g, 5a) and Stephano Mastro (12g, 2a). Between the pipes, Mutterer has posted a .493 save percentage, good for fifth-best among NEC goalies.
Goals: McCarthy (14), Mastro (12), DiPretoro (11), Frankeny (11)
Assists: McCarthy (13), Bethke (6), DiPretoro (5)
Points: McCarthy (27), DiPretoro (16), Mastro (14)
Ground balls: Stephan (42), Mangan (20), McIntosh (15)
Caused turnovers: Mangan (9), McIntosh (9), Davies (7)
Faceoffs: Stephan (72-138)
Save pct: Mutterer (.493)
The Bears topped Delaware last time out, 10-8, to improve to 2-4 on the year. The team's other win this season was a 10-9 overtime victory at Cleveland State in the third game of the year. Scott Baird leads the squad with 16 points (12g, 4a), while Matt Quinn has registered 11 (9g, 2a). Goalie Bradley Hodoval has started all six games between the pipes, registering a .484 save percentage and 10.43 goals against average.
Mount St. Mary's begins Northeast Conference play at defending NEC Champion Bryant on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.