Mount St. Mary's Hosts Delaware on Saturday
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-1) vs. DELAWARE (1-2)
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's scored a pair of late goals to defeat then No. 18 Bucknell, 12-11, this past Sunday. Andrew Scalley scored with 1:35 remaining, and then fed Cody Lehrer for the game-winning goal 15 seconds later. Scalley finished with eight points on three goals and five assists while Brett Schmidt had two goals and five assists for seven points. Lehrer scored four times in the win, including his 100th career score. Trailing 7-4 at the half, the Mount scored the first four goals of the third quarter to take an 8-7 lead. Mount St. Mary's held a 10-8 advantage in the fourth quarter before Bucknell rallied to take an 11-10 advantage, setting up the late-game heroics from Scalley and Lehrer. Goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli made 13 saves in his first collegiate start to pick up the victory.
ABOUT DELAWARE: Delaware is 1-2 this season, defeating High Point (12-10) while falling to Bucknell (9-8) and No. 1 Loyola (9-8). Top-ranked Loyola scored with four seconds left to earn the 9-8 win over Delaware. The Blue Hens scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 7-7. Delaware tied the game at 8-8 with 26 seconds remaining before the Greyhounds game-winner. Eric Smith leads the Blue Hens with 10 points (7g, 3a) while Connor McRoy has six points (4g, 2a). In goal, Chris Herbert has started all three games, posting a 9.44 goals against average and a .562 save percentage.
THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount defeated No. 16 Delaware, 12-10, last year on the road for their first win in the all-time series. Delaware holds a 10-1 advantage in the series that began in 1995. The Mount is 0-3 all-time at home against the Blue Hens, including a 19-5 loss on March 6, 2007, in the last meeting between the teams in Emmitsburg, Md.
THE MOUNT vs. RANKED OPPONENTS: Mount St. Mary's is 5-46 all-time against ranked opponents since moving to NCAA Division I in 1988-89. All five of the wins against ranked opponents have come since 2010, including a 12-11 victory over No. 18 Bucknell on Sunday at Waldron Family Stadium. Last year, the Mount had a pair of wins over ranked teams (#16 Delaware and #20 Robert Morris).
RECEIVING VOTES: Mount St. Mary's was among 10 schools to receiving votes in this week's USILA Top 20 poll.
100-POINT SCORERS: The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (164, 11th all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (144, 14th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (132, 18th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (104, 22nd) all-time at MSM. It is the first time in school history that the Mount has had four players with 100 or more career points on the roster at the same time.
SCHMIDT'S GOAL SCORING STREAK CONTINUES: Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 30 games, the second longest streak in the country behind Army's Garrett Thul (42 games). Schmidt has scored 65 goals during his 30-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011. Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 11 consecutive games, tied for the 12th-longest streak in the nation.
TOP GOAL SCORERS: Andrew Scalley, Cody Lehrer and Brett Schmidt are among the top 15 career goal scorers in the nation. Scalley is currently fourth in the nation with 104 career goals, Lehrer is sixth with 101, and Schmidt is 15th with 83.
CHASING WARNER: Andrew Scalley and Cody Lehrer are chasing Matt Warner for the Mount's all-time goal record. Warner scored a school-record 138 goals for the Mount from 2003-06, just one ahead of second-place Steve Ricker (137, 1997-00). Scalley is currently 9th all-time at the Mount with 104 goals while Lehrer is 11th with 101 career tallies.
MOUNT ALL-TIME GOAL LIST
138, Matt Warner (2003-06)
137, Steve Ricker (1997-00)
134, Matt Mundorf (1986-89)
128, Greg Tolker (1985-88)
114, Josh Warfield (2000-03)
112, Roland Miller (1995-98)
108, Brian Barry (1973-76)
106, Charlie Horning (1989-92)
104, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
103, Mike McNulty (1987-90)
101, Cody Lehrer (2009-pres.)
WELCOME BACK: Attack Cody Lehrer, midfielder Eric Ososki and long stick midfielder Mark Burns return to the Mount lineup this season after sitting out as redshirts in 2012. Lehrer has 96 goals and 28 assists for 124 career points in 47 games at the Mount. Ososki has tallied 28 goals and 17 assists for 45 points in 35 games at the Mount while Burns has six goals and three assists while picking up 69 ground balls in 37 career games.
PRESEASON RANKINGS: The Mount was picked to finish in second place in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Defending champion Bryant was picked first, followed by the Mount, Robert Morris, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and Wagner.
THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: The Northeast Conference will be in its third season sponsoring men's lacrosse in 2013. The six schools include the Mount, Bryant, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart and Wagner. This year, the winner of the NEC Tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
HEAD COACH TOM GRAVANTE: Head coach Tom Gravante is in his 18th season on the Mount sidelines. Gravante was been named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and guided the Mount to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 and 2010. A four-time MAAC Coach of the Year, and he was named the MAAC Coach of the Year on four occasions. Gravante broke former Mount coach Randy Kilgore's school record for career wins with his 121st career victory in the Mount's 16-7 win at Wagner last season. He has an all-time record of 123-146.
HAT TRICKS: Twins Brett and Bryant Schmidt have recorded hat tricks in the same game four times in their careers. The list of games includes Wagner (April 28, 2012), Michigan (March 24, 2012), VMI (March 10, 2012) and Quinnipiac (May 8, 2011).
HAT TRICKS (PART 2): Eight different players on the Mount roster have recorded a hat trick in their career. Cody Lehrer and Andrew Scalley lead the list with 17 career hat tricks each, followed by Brett Schmidt with 11. The rest of the list includes Bryant Schmidt (8), Jake Willertz (3), Eric Ososki (2), Anthony Golden (2) and Daniel Stranix (1). Lehrer and Scalley's 17 career hat tricks are tied for the third most in the nation, behind Colgate's Peter Baum (28) and Army's Garret Thul (25).
UP NEXT: The Mount heads to No. 6 Virginia on Tuesday, February 26, for a 7:00 p.m. game.