Posted: Apr 26, 2018
- Prior to Sunday's game against Bryant, Mount St. Mary's will honor Jannel Daufenbach, Shannon Monaghan, Liza Oakley and Colleen Roussil with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day. The four players in this year's class have combined to play in 149 games with the Mountaineers in their careers.
ABOUT THE MOUNT
- The Mountaineers enter the final weekend of the regular season at 8-6 overall and 3-2 in Northeast Conference play, as they sit in a tie for third place in the league standings alongside Robert Morris. With a Mount St. Mary's win over CCSU on Friday, and a loss by Sacred Heart, the Mount would clinch a spot in the NEC Playoffs for the first time since 2015.
- The Mount collected a pair of clutch victories this past weekend, downing Sacred Heart by a 14-9 margin on Friday, before rolling to an 18-10 win at LIU Brooklyn on Sunday. In the contest against the Pioneers, the Mount outscored SHU 9-4 in the second half to pull away and come out with the win. Marley Heller registered five points (4g, 1a) to lead all scorers, while Alayna Pagnotta also notched a career-high four goals. On Sunday, five Mount players recorded multi-goal games, led by Pagnotta (3g, 1a) and Emily Davis (3g, 1a), as the Mount cruised to victory over the Blackbirds.
- Pagnotta, who led all Mountaineers with seven goals over the weekend, has made her mark in conference play, registering multi-goal performances in four of five league contests thus far. The freshmen duo of Pagnotta and Beanie Colson each rank among the top-six on the team in all three scoring categories this season.
- Carly Miller continues to lead the Mount in points (38) and assists (14), and is tied for the team-lead in goals (24) with Taylor Carhart. The sophomore ranks sixth in the conference in assists per game (1.00) and 10th in points per contest (2.71).
- Daufenbach became the Mount's all-time leader in career draw controls earlier this season. The senior, who surpassed Sarah Schaffner's previous mark of 167, currently has 184 draw controls in her four years with the Mountaineers. Daufenbach's 68 draws last year were second-most in a single-season in program history.
- Goals: Carhart (24), Miller (24), Davis (22)
- Assists: Miller (14), Heller (10), Colson (9)
- Points: Miller (38), Heller (30), Carhart (29)
- Ground balls: Petito (55), Pagnotta (26), Davis (25)
- Caused turnovers: Davis (22), Petito (14), Heller (9), Allison (9)
- Draw controls: Colson (58), Daufenbach (37), Davis (32)
- Save pct: Petito (.551)
SCOUTING CENTRAL CONNECTICUT
- The Blue Devils are just 2-12 overall and 1-4 in NEC play on the year after falling to Saint Francis U (15-13) and Robert Morris (12-5) last weekend. The team's lone conference win was a 12-8 triumph over LIU Brooklyn in mid-April.
- Sophomore attack Morgan Sinton leads the squad in all three scoring categories this season with 25 goals, 12 assists and 27 points. Meaghan Allard has started the last two games in goal for CCSU, and owns a .405 save percentage on the year.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- The Mountaineers are 15-3 all-time against Central Connecticut, including 8-1 on their home turf. Last season, the Blue Devils clipped the Mount by an 8-7 margin in the regular season finale.
- The reigning NEC Champion Bryant Bulldogs currently sit in a tie atop the conference standings with a 5-0 mark and 10-4 overall record. They topped both Robert Morris (15-9) and Saint Francis U (21-6) over the weekend to remain unbeaten in league play.
- Bryant has the league's top-two scorers in Caitlin Breglia (4.36 pts/game) and Jess DeMeo (4.21). Goalie Samantha Santeramo owns a .507 save percentage and 9.39 goals against average in 14 games between the pipes.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Mount St. Mary's and Bryant will meet for the ninth time in series history on Sunday with the Bulldogs holding a slight 5-3 advantage. In the matchup last year, Bryant pulled off a 19-14 victory behind five goals from Jess DeMeo. Jannel Daufenbach, Kate Kinsella and Taylor Carhart combined for 10 goals to lead the Mount in the tilt.
- The Northeast Conference Playoffs will take place on May 3 and 5 at the home of the No. 1 seed.