The Mount men's soccer team has dropped three straight road matchups after being blanked 2-0 by Bryant and 3-0 by Merrimack this past weekend. A strong second half push from the Bulldogs saw them cash in two goals to defeat the Mountaineers on Friday night. The Mount was outshot 9-0 in shots on goal throughout the contest. The leader in the Northeast Conference, Merrimack, used an overall dominant performance to defeat the Mountaineers 3-0 on Sunday. The Warriors got on the board in the 23rd minute and never looked back before adding two more goals in the second half. The two losses drops the Mountaineers to 2-4 in Northeast Conference play which has them sitting six points outside the fourth playoff spot.
SCOUTING SAINT FRANCIS U
The Red Flashes come into Friday's matchup currently sitting at second place in the Northeast Conference standings just three points outside of first. Saint Francis comes in winning five out of their last six matches with their only loss coming at the hands of NEC leader Merrimack. In their last contest they blanked Sacred Heart 1-0. The team is led by junior midfielder Lucas Rosa who has recorded twenty points on the year with nine goals. Sophomore Jonas Dieseler has been key in net for the Red Flashes starting ten games and recording a 1.29 goals against average.
Mount St. Mary's trails 2-3-2 all-time against Saint Francis University which began back in 2007. Last year, the Mount fell 3-2 to the Red Flashes at Stokes Soccerplex in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Emmitsburg has been key for the Mountaineers in this matchup as the Mount is 2-0-1 all-time when they play the Red Flashes at Waldron Family Stadium.
Long Island comes into Sunday's matchup on a three game winning streak where they defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, Central Connecticut, and Bryant. The Sharks currently sit at third place in the Northeast Conference with thirteen points. In their previous contest, LIU blanked Bryant 2-0. The team is led by freshman forward Papa Ndoye who has registered thirteen points with six goals while senior goalkeeper Matias Pesallaccia has been solid in net with a 1.65 goal against average.
This will be the first-ever meeting between the Mount and Long Island.
Prior to Sunday's game, the Mount will honor seniors Bilal Hassane, Boris Nana Tonzi, Miguel Lucero, Marcos Lucero, Tobi Osifeso, and Logan Tackett with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day. The seniors in this class have combined for 97 games played, ten goals, and 37 points in just two years.
Goals: Yann Kouemi (8), Boris Nana Tonzi (3)
Assists: Miguel Lucero (6), Juan Molina (2), Ramon Gallegos (2)
Points: Kouemi (17), Nana Tonzi (7), Miguel Lucero (6), Juan Molina (6)
Shots: Kouemi (35), Molina (21)
Saves: Riccardo Zonta (36), Andrew Chwalik (20)
The Mount men's soccer team will round out the 2019 schedule at Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m.