Mount St. Mary's Men's Soccer Begins Three-Game Road Swing at Sacred Heart on Friday

Mount St. Mary's Men's Soccer Begins Three-Game Road Swing at Sacred Heart on Friday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-5-0, 2-1-0 NEC) at SACRED HEART (1-8-2, 0-2-2 NEC)
Friday, October 18, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.
Fairfield, Conn.

Mount St. Mary's made it two wins in a row with a 4-1 home victory over American on Tuesday night.  Kyle Davis notched his first two collegiate goals in the victory while Yann Kouemi and Juan Molina each added markers in the win.  Kouemi leads the Mount with seven goals and one assist for 15 points this year while Boris Nana Tonzi had three goals and an assist for seven points.  Miguel Lucero has a team-high six assists.  In goal, Riccardo Zonta has started each of the past six games, posting a 1.97 goals against average and a .647 save percentage.

Sacred Heart enters Friday's matchup with a 1-8-2 overall record and a 0-2-2 mark in the Northeast Conference.  The Pioneers are coming off back-to-back scoreless ties against LIU and Fairleigh Dickinson.  Robert Strain made six saves for Sacred Heart in the draw against Fairleigh Dickinson.  Strain is 1-4-2 with a 1.94 goals against average and a .770 save percentage in seven games (six starts) this season.  Segundo Navarro has scored three of Sacred Heart's four goals this season.

Sacred Heart holds a 7-4-4 lead in the all-time series that began in 1999.  Last year, the Pioneers edged the Mount, 2-1, in overtime at Waldron Family Stadium to stretch Sacred Heart's win streak in the series to seven games.  The Mount's last win over the Pioneers was a 2-1 victory at home on October 27, 2006.  The Mount's last win at Sacred Heart was a 3-2 in overtime on September 21, 2001.

Sacred Heart scored with 56 left in regulation to force overtime, and Elias Uyar scored the game winner in the first overtime period to lift the Pioneers to a 2-1 win at the Mount last year.  Boris Nana Tonzi scored on a header off a pass from Miguel Lucero in the 25th minute to give the Mount the 1-0 advantage.  Click HERE for a full recap.

Goals: Yann Kouemi (7), Boris Nana Tonzi (3)
Assists: Miguel Lucero (6), Juan Molina (2), Ramon Gallegos (2)
Points: Kouemi (15), Nana Tonzi (7), Miguel Lucero (6), Juan Molina (6)
Shots: Kouemi (23), Juan Molina (20)
Saves: Riccardo Zonta (22), Andrew Chwalik (20)

The Mount men's soccer team rounds out its three-game road stretch with games at Bryant on October 25 and at Merrimack on October 27.