MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-2) at UMBC (0-2)
Saturday, February 23 | 4:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mountaineers have dropped their first two contests of the season to Delaware (11-8) and #10 Towson (12-7). Last time out against the 10th-ranked Tigers, Brody McLean, Timmy Monahan, and Luke Fromert combined for 15 points to power Towson past the Mount in Emmitsburg. Joe Bethke led the way for the Mountaineers with a team-high four points on three goals and one helper, while Chris DiPretoro and Matt Haggerty added two points (1g, 1a) apiece. Mount St. Mary's goalie Dylan Furnback made 10 saves in the contest, while Tyler Canto collected the win in cage for Towson with an 18-save performance.
Goals: Bethke (3), DiPretoro (3), Frankeny (3)
Assists: Mangan (2), Bethke (1), DiPretoro (1), Haggerty (1)
Points: Bethke (4), DiPretoro (4), Mangan (4)
Ground balls: Stephan (11), Furnback (10), McIntosh (8)
Caused turnovers: Mangan (7), McIntosh (5), Pirozzi (3)
Face-offs: Stephan (16-43)
Save pct.: Furnback (.489)
DIPRETORO CLOSING IN ON 100
Senior attackman Chris DiPretoro has three goals in the opening pair of games this season, and now has 91 total in his collegiate career. With nine more goals, DiPretoro would become just the 13th player in program history to reach the 100-goal milestone. Matt Warner (2003-06) is the Mount's all-time leader in career goals with 138.
The Retrievers dropped their opening two matchups, falling at Navy (11-6) and Richmond (17-12) to begin the season. Sophomore attackman Trevor Patschorke leads the squad through two games with eight points (6g, 2a), and junior attackman Ryan Frawley has contributed six points (4g, 2a). Tommy Lingner has started both games in cage, posting a .349 save percentage while allowing 14.00 goals per game.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Mountaineers earned their first-ever win over UMBC in last season's matchup, rolling to a 16-7 victory behind a combined 18 points from Brenden McCarthy, Stephano Mastro and Chris DiPretoro. McCarthy notched a game-high seven points, tallying a pair of goals and five assists in the tilt. Mastro registered a career-high five goals to go along with one assist, and DiPretoro posted a five-point performance with four goals and one helper. Five other Mountaineers joined the trio with multi-point games, as a total of eight Mountaineers finished with multiple points.
The Mount returns home to face No. 16 Georgetown on Tuesday, February 26 at 3 p.m.