ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mountaineers opened the year at 3-1, claiming victories over Loyola (3-1), Howard (4-1) and Hampton (4-1), to jump out to the team's best-ever start to a season through four games in program history. The Mountaineers then dropped a pair of tough matchups at 16th-ranked Rutgers and Temple this past week to even up their record at 3-3 overall.
The Mount's attack is led by junior forwards Jenna West (4g, 2a) and Kayla Hughes (2g), who have combined for six of the squad's 11 goals on the year. Rookie forward Jasmine McCree owns a team-high three assists in five games played. Redshirt freshman Maggie Barron has started all but one game in net for the Mount, registering 13 saves in five appearances.
Goals: Jenna West (4), Kayla Hughes (2), Five players tied (1)
Assists: Jasmine McCree (3), Hannah Logue (2), West (2)
Points: West (10), Hughes (4), Sarah Harmon (3), McCree (3)
Shots: West (22), Hughes (11), Chandler (9)
Save pct: Charlotte Elrod (.750), Maggie Barron (.520)
The Highlanders remain undefeated at 5-0 after downing ETSU by a 4-1 margin last time out. Radford has two players with double-digit points through the opening five games in Jessica Wollmann and Nelia Perez. Wollmann leads the squad with five goals and 14 points, and Perez holds a team-high five assists. Lexi Dean has started all five games in goal, posting a .829 save percentage and 1.33 goals against average.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Mount is looking for its first win over Radford after dropping the only two previous meetings. The most recent match between the two squads resulted in a 3-0 Radford win back in 2008.
The Keydets owns a 2-4 overall record on the year with their wins coming against Hampton (4-1) and Saint Peter's (3-1). Emma Quirk and Julianne Knoblett lead the squad with two goals apiece. Goalie Ceci Keppeler owns a .821 save percentage and 1.87 goals against average in six starts.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Mount St. Mary's is a perfect 3-0 in the all-time series against VMI. Last season the Mount posted a 2-1 victory over the Keydets behind goals from Jenna West and Jaylyn Chander.
The Mountaineers hit the road to take on Central Michigan on September 16 at noon.