The Mountaineers are looking for their first victory on the season after being edged by Saint Joseph's this past Sunday, 12-11. As a team, the Mount averages 10.0 goals per contest, led by senior Sammie Knapp (14g, 4a, 18p) and Freshman Carly Miller (6g, 4a, 10p). Jillian Petito has started all five games in goal for the Mountaineers, posting a .389 save percentage.
Goals: Sammie Knapp (14), Taylor Carhart (8), Kate Kinsella (7)
Assists: Knapp (4), Carly Miller (4), Marley Heller (2)
Points: Knapp (14), Miller (10), Carhart (8)
Ground Balls: Jillian Petito (16), Emily Dees (8), Kinsella (6), Knapp (6)
Caused Turnovers: Petito (5), four players ties (3)
Save Percentage: Elicia Wells (62.5), Petito (38.9)
LAST TIME OUT
A back-and-forth first half between the Mountaineers and Saint Joseph's saw the teams trade goals for nearly 15 minutes before the Hawks rattled off three in a row to take a 5-3 lead with 8:44 to play in the first half. A Sammie Knapp goal was answered by the Hawks' Sarah Smith to give Saint Joseph's a 6-4 cushion going into halftime. Jannel Daufenbach scored the second of her three goals to open the scoring in the second half, before the Hawks went on a four-goal run to extend their lead again to 10-5 with 17:29 left to play in regulation. A pair of goals by Knapp and Kelly Maloney cut the lead to three before Nora McCallion responded with a goal of her own. The Mount found their rhythm, tallying four goals, two from Knapp and one apiece from Daufenbach and Carly Miller, to bring the game to a stalemate. Aly Gormley would score the eventual game-winner with 7:01 to play as the Mount was unable to overcome the deficit, falling by a 12-11 final.
The Highlanders come into Waldron Family Stadium with a 4-4 record, with all of their wins coming at home. They were victorious against LIU Brooklyn (16-10), Delaware State (24-6), St. Bonaventure (14-11), and Howard (20-3). Their four losses have come at the hands of Saint Francis (10-15), No. 20 Virginia Tech (2-20), Mercer (12-18), and Kennesaw State (15-22). Offensively, Radford is led by a pair of underclassmen, freshman Lindsey Carroll (14g, 17a, 31p) and sophomore Emma Rodgers (24g, 6a, 30p). In the cage, rookie Jenny Davis owns a .431 save percentage.
After the Mountaineers' matchup against Radford, they host the Aggies of UC Davis on Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m.