MOUNT ST. MARY'S at VIRGINIA TECH
Saturday, December 19, 3 p.m.
Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum
• The Mountaineers are set for their final road game of 2015 as they look for their third victory of the season on Saturday. The Mount dropped a 62-49 decision versus Howard last time out despite 12 points apiece from Katrice Dickson and Sarafina Arthur-Williams.
• Junior Alexis Carter and sophomore Jessica Harris, both natives of Woodridge, Va., are the top-two scorers on the team, averaging 13.3 and 10.7 points per game, respectively. The duo also tops the squad with seven double-digit point performances each on the season.
• The Mount ranks second in the Northeast Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 63.0 points per game to opponents.
• Mount St. Mary's sits just five wins shy from becoming the first women's program in the NEC to reach 700 victories. The Mount has posted 20 or more wins in a season 17 times throughout program history.
• Head Coach Bryan Whitten collected his 98th win at the Mount and 318th overall as a Head Coach in the team's most recent win over UMES. The Hockessin, Del. native ranks third all-time in wins with the Mount, trailing only Bill Sheahan (372 wins) and Vanessa Blair (120).
• The Mountaineers matchup with the Hokies for just the second time in program history. The lone meeting between the two teams resulted in a 44-42 Virginia Tech victory back in 2009.
SCOUTING VIRGINIA TECH
• Virginia Tech enter Saturday's matchup on a seven-game winning streak and a 9-1 record overall after cruising past Coppin State by a 72-39 margin on Sunday.
• The Hokies, who received votes in the latest AP Poll, claimed their most notable victory of the season earlier this month, topping eighth-ranked Tennessee, 57-43, in Knoxville.
• Through the opening 10 games, Virginia Tech is averaging 67.6 points per contest, led by top-scorers Vanessa Panousis (12.7 ppg) and Hannah Young (10.9).
Mount St. Mary's wraps up the calendar year with a home game against Niagara on Tuesday (Dec. 29) at 2 p.m.