MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-1) vs. ARMY (2-1)
Saturday, February 24 | 12 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Waldron Family Stadium
Mount St. Mary's is set for its third straight home game to open the 2018 campaign, taking on Army in the first-ever matchup between the two teams on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.
The Mountaineers posted a 12-8 victory over Manhattan in the season opener last Saturday, scoring four goals in the final 2:52 of the contest, including Taylor Carhart's game-winner off a feed from Carly Miller. On Wednesday against UMBC, the Mount erased a five-goal deficit in the second half, but Sara Moeller's tally with just 35 seconds remaining lifted UMBC to a 9-8 victory, dropping the Mount to 1-1 on the year.
Miller has tallied multi-goal performances in each of the opening two contests, including a five-point (4g, 1a) effort against Manhattan that earned her Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors. Beanie Colson was named the league's Rookie of the Week following her four-point (3g, 1a) performance vs. Manhattan that included a game-high nine draw controls.
Goals: Miller (6), Colson (3), Kinsella (3), Pagnotta (3)
Assists: Colson (3), Miller (2), Four players tied (1)
Points: Miller (8), Colson (6), Three players tied (3)
Ground balls: Petito (7), Ridenour (5), Davis (4)
Draw controls: Colson (16), Hurlburt (4), Davis (3)
Caused Turnovers: Davis (4), Hurlburt (3), Petito (3)
Save Pct: Petito (.553)
Army owns a 2-1 record this season with wins over Monmouth (12-9) and Northeast Conference member Central Connecticut (21-4). The Black Knights' 21 goals against CCSU last time out set a new program record as they went wire-to-wire for the win after opening a 15-1 lead at the halftime break. On the year, Maddie Miller and Rachel Hornick are tied for the team-lead with 11 points (5g, 6a) each. Maddie Burns has started all three games in goal, posting a .368 save percentage and 9.60 goals against average.
The Mount hits the road for its first game outside of Emmitsburg this season on Wednesday, February 28 at Presbyterian at 3 p.m.