MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-3) at No. 6 JOHNS HOPKINS (3-1)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Homewood Field, Baltimore, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount lost at home to Towson, 13-5, on Saturday night to fall to 2-3 on the season. Brett Schmidt led the Mount with two goals and an assist while Cody Lehrer, Andrew Scalley and Daniel Stranix also scored. Goalkeeper Adam Borogelli made 11 saves in the loss. The Mount scored the consecutive goals to make the score 6-5 midway through the third quarter, but Towson outscored the Mount, 7-0, the rest of the way.
ABOUT THE BLUE JAYS: Johns Hopkins lost to Princeton, 11-8, this past Friday to fall to 3-1 on the season. Princeton outscored the Blue Jays, 5-1, over the final 21 minutes to rally for the victory. Brandon Benn led Johns Hopkins with four goals with Zach Palmer chipping in a goal and two assists. Holden Cattoni added two goals and Lee Coppersmith three assists in the game as well. Benn leads the team in scoring with 15 points (14 g, 1a) while Palmer has 14 points (5g, 9a). John Ranagan, Rex Sanders and Wells Stanwick have five goals each. Pierce Bassett has started all four games in goal, posting a 7.61 goals against average and a .594 save percentage.
THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount is 0-4 all-time against Johns Hopkins. The teams played four consecutive seasons from 2006-09. Johns Hopkins captured the last matchup, 12-5, at the Mount's Waldron Family Stadium on April 27, 2009. The Mount is 0-2 all-time at Homewood Field, falling 12-1 on April 28, 2008, and 19-6 on April 3, 2006.
THE MOUNT vs. RANKED OPPONENTS: Mount St. Mary's is 5-47 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 Feb. 17. Last year, the Mount had a pair of wins over ranked teams (#16 Delaware and #20 Robert Morris).
FAST START: Senior Andrew Scalley leads the Mount with 24 points this season on 10 goals and 14 assists. Scalley combined for 17 points (6g, 11a) in back-to-back wins over Delaware and Bucknell earlier this season. He was named the NEC Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the year.
ATTACK LEADS OFFENSE: The Mount's three starting players on attack have combined to score 34 of the team's 49 goals this season. Brett Schmidt and Cody Lehrer are tied for the team lead with 12 goals each while Andrew Scalley has 10 goals on the season. The trio have a combined 61 points in five games this year.
IN THE CAGE: Sophomore Adam Borgogelli has started each of the past four games for the Mountaineers, tallying a 13.50 goals against average and a .495 save percentage. Borgogelli is averaging 13.8 saves over the four games, which are the first four starts of his career.
SCALLEY NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior attack Andrew Scalley earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week for his career-high nine-point effort against Delaware. Scalley had three goals and six assists in the Mount's 15-12 win, including the go-ahead goal with 6:32 left in the game. It is the fifth time that Scalley has been named the NEC Player of the Week in his career.
100-POINT SCORERS: The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (178, 10th all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (156, 13th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (141, 15th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (107, 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 HAS NATION'S LONGEST GOAL-SCORING STREAK: Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 33 games, the longest streak in the country. Schmidt has scored 74 goals during his 33-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011. Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 14 consecutive games, tied for the eighth-longest streak.
TOP GOAL SCORERS: Andrew Scalley, Cody Lehrer and Brett Schmidt are among the top 15 career goal scorers in the nation. Scalley is fifth in the nation with 109 career goals, Lehrer is sixth with 108, and Schmidt is tied for 14th with 92.
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 7th all-time at the Mount with 109 goals while Lehrer is tied for eighth with 108 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)
109, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
108, Brian Barry (1973-76)
108, Cody Lehrer (2009-pres.)
106, Charlie Horning (1989-92)
103, Mike McNulty (1987-90)
WELCOME BACK: Attack Cody Lehrer, midfielder Eric Ososki and long stick midfielder Mark Burns return to the Mount lineup this season after sitting out their senior seasons as redshirts in 2012.
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 124-148.
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 18 career hat tricks each, followed by Brett Schmidt with 13. 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 will host Manhattan on Saturday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.