Posted: Apr 19, 2018
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- The Mountaineers are currently tied for fifth place in the Northeast Conference standings, just one game back of a potential playoff spot. The Mount opened league play with a convincing 10-3 victory over Saint Francis U in early April, but has been topped in its last two games by Robert Morris (14-4) and Wagner (12-11) to drop the team's record to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in the NEC.
- Last time out in a matchup with Wagner, the Seahawks were able to erase a four-goal deficit in the second half to come from behind and post a 12-11 victory over the Mount in Staten Island. The game featured four different five-goal runs (two from each team), the last of which gave Wagner an 11-10 lead with 6:05 remaining. The Mount tied things up just over a minute later on Marley Heller's free-position goal, but Lauren Ednie responded with the eventual game-winner with 3:44 left to lift Wagner to victory. Taylor Carhart paced the Mount with three scores in the contest, while Heller and Emily Davis each added a pair of goals and one assist.
- Senior goalie Jillian Petito posted an 11-save performance in the outing against Wagner, as she collected her seventh straight game with double-figure saves. Petito's outstanding season has her ranked third in the nation in save percentage (.559), and seventh in both saves per game (11.42) and goals against average (8.83). Petito continues to lead the Northeast Conference in all three categories.
- Mount St. Mary's is fifth in the conference in goals per game, averaging 10.33 a contest. Carly Miller leads the squad with 32 points and 11 assists, and Taylor Carhart is the team's top goal scorer with 22 tallies. In the draw circle, Beanie Colson leads the way with 53 draws.
- The Mount is 17-6 all-time against Sacred Heart after winning seven of the last eight matchups. Last season, the Mountaineers registered a 12-10 victory behind five points (2g, 3a) from Marley Heller and three goals apiece from Jannel Daufenbach and Emily Davis.
- Mount St. Mary's has also had tremendous success in the series with LIU Brooklyn, holding a 13-1 advantage all-time against the Blackbirds. A three-game winning streak for the Mount will be on the line when the teams meet on Sunday. In last season's matchup, the Mount came away with a 12-10 win as Kate Kinsella (2g, 3a) tallied five points and Daufenbach (3g) and Carhart (2g, 1a) added three points each.
- Goals: Carhart (22), Miller (21), Davis (18)
- Assists: Miller (11), Colson (9), Heller (8)
- Points: Miller (32), Colson (26), Carhart (24)
- Ground balls: Petito (46), Davis (20), Allison (20)
- Caused turnovers: Davis (22), Petito (14), Heller (9), Allison (9)
- Draw controls: Colson (53), Daufenbach (28), Davis (24)
- Save pct: Petito (.559)
SCOUTING SACRED HEART
- SHU owns just a 2-10 overall record this season, but both of its victories have come in Northeast Conference play in matchups against LIU Brooklyn (16-10) and Central Connecticut (17-4). The Pioneers' lone league loss came at the hands of Bryant (18-6). SHU is currently tied for third in the conference with a 2-1 mark.
- The Pios offensive attack is led by senior Alyssa Pearce (22g, 4a) and junior Hanna Wise (24g, 2a), who are tied for the team-lead with 26 points apiece. Senior goalie Paige Hammock has started all 12 games between the pipes, posting a .398 save percentage while allowing 14.23 goals per contest.
SCOUTING LIU BROOKLYN
- The Blackbirds are still looking for their first conference win, sitting at 0-3 in league play and 3-9 overall. LIU opened NEC play with a loss at Sacred Heart (16-10), before dropping contests at Central Connecticut (12-8) and Bryant (13-9) last weekend.
- Dale Cosgrave tops the squad with 29 assists and 37 points on the year, and her 2.42 assists per contest leads the NEC. Bianca Santucci (24g), Amanda Masullo (21g) and Rachel Masullo (21g) have helped pace the offense with 20-plus goals thus far. Sam Kidd and Virginia Gibbons have split time in goal, combining for a .428 save percentage and 12.92 goals against average.
- Following their games at Sacred Heart and LIU, the Mountaineers return home for their final weekend of action, taking on CCSU (April 27) and Bryant (29) in Emmitsburg to close out the regular season.