MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-3) at AMERICAN (1-2)
Friday, September 7 | 5:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. | Reeves Field
The Mountaineers were knocked off by Rutgers 2-0 last Friday, moving them to 0-3 on the young season. The Mount had multiple solid scoring opportunities against the Scarlet Knights, but wasn't able to break through and capitalize in the match. Miles Franklyn scored Rutgers first goal of the game late in the first half after picking up a rebound and placing it in the empty net. Kyle Galloway added an insurance tally in the 69th minute, volleying a perfectly placed ball from Brian Hawkins into the back of the net to help seal the victory. Jonathan Godette led the Mount with three shots in the tilt, and Bobby Edwards made three saves in goal.
Freshmen Elias Ordonez (1g) and Jonathan Fawole (1a) are the two Mountaineers with points through the opening three games of the season, while Godette tops the team with seven shots. Edwards owns a .611 save percentage in three starts in net.
The Eagles posted a 2-1 win over George Mason in the season opener behind goals from Fabio Massaro and Jerry Zouantcha, to go along with a three-save performance from goalie Lucas Manso. American proceeded to fall to George Washington (6-0) and West Virginia (5-1) in its next pair of matches to drop to 1-2 on the season. Manso has started all three games in goal, posting a .500 save percentage and 4.40 goals against average.
Friday marks the 18th all-time meeting in the series between the Mount and American, but the first since the 1989 season. Mount St. Mary's is 11-4-2 against the Eagles, with a 4-1-2 record on the road.
SCOUTING GEORGE MASON
The Patriots are looking for their first win of the year after dropping contests to American (2-1) and Drexel (3-0) to open the season. They welcome in Gardner-Webb on Friday before hosting the Mount on Sunday. Junior midfielder Grant Robinson scored the team's lone goal of the year against American. Goalie Corey Chambers owns a .615 save percentage and is yielding 2.50 goals per game in two starts in net.
The Mount and George Mason will meet for the first time since 1978 in the matchup on Sunday. George Mason holds a 5-2 advantage, including a 3-0 mark on its home field.
The Mount returns to Emmitsburg for the start of a three-game home stand beginning with a match against Howard on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m.