Women’s Soccer Opens Road Swing with Matchups at Howard and Hampton

Women’s Soccer Opens Road Swing with Matchups at Howard and Hampton

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-1) at HOWARD (0-2)
Friday, August 25 | 7 p.m.
Washington, D.C. | Greene Stadium

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-1) at HAMPTON (0-2)
Sunday, August 27 | 2 p.m.
Hampton, Va. | HU Soccer Complex

The Mountaineers opened the 2017 campaign with a 3-1 victory at Loyola on Friday night behind goals from Sarah Harmon, Maria Buonomo and Kayla Hughes. Goalie Maggie Barron stopped a pair of shots between the pipes to earn her first win with the Mount. On Sunday in the team's home opener, UMBC edged the Mount by a 1-0 final behind Olivia Bronson's late first-half strike, as the Mount closed out the Battle of Baltimore Tournament with a 1-1 record.

Harmon and rookie Hannah Logue each earned All-Tournament Team honors after a strong pair of games to open the season. Harmon tallied a career-high three points (1g, 1a) in the win over Loyola, and Logue picked up her first collegiate point with an assist on Harmon's first score.

Goals: Maria Buonomo (1), Sarah Harmon (1), Kayla Hughes (1)
Assists: Harmon (1), Hannah Logue (1), Jenna West (1)
Points: Harmon (3), Buonomo (2), Hughes (2)
Shots: Hughes (4), Pomykacz (4), Four players tied (2)
Save pct: Charlotte Elrod (.750), Maggie Barron (.667)

The Bison are set for their first home match of the season on Friday after opening the campaign with road losses at Radford (3-0) and Longwood (1-0). Kela Gray leads the team with seven shots on the year. Gabrielle Emilien owns a 1.33 goals against average and .778 save percentage in 135 minutes in goal.

The Mount owns a 7-4-3 all-time advantage over Howard after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw a season ago. Bianca Gillman converted a penalty kick for the Mount's lone goal of the contest.

The Pirates opened the season at 0-2 following losses to The Citadel (5-3) and VMI (4-1). Michelle Zilberman is the team's leader with a pair of goals, while Leslie Jaiyesmi and Ayana Garvin have a score apiece. Haley Nelson and Maya Andrews have split time in net, combining for a .735 save percentage and 4.50 goals against average.

The Mountaineers and Pirates met last season for the first time in series history. The Mount posted its largest win of the season, downing Hampton by a 7-0 final behind five points (2g, 1a) from Jaylyn Chandler and four (1g, 2a) from Jenna West.

The Mount heads to Rutgers for a matchup on August 31 at 7 p.m.