MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-4) at BELLARMINE (1-4)
Saturday, March 11, 12 p.m.
Louisville, Ky. | Owsley B. Frazier Stadium
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SETTING THE SCENE
The Mountaineers head to Louisville, Ky. for the program's first-ever matchup with Bellarmine on Saturday, March 11 at noon at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.
The Mountaineers are looking for their first win of the season after dropping contests to Delaware (18-5), Towson (13-5), Richmond (10-7) and Furman (14-7) to open the campaign. As a team, the Mount is averaging 6.0 goals per contest while surrendering 13.8 to opponents.
Goals: Chris DiPretoro (6), Brenden McCarthy (5), Bubba Johnson (4)
Assists: Jack Mangan (4), Johnson (2), McCarthy (2)
Points: McCarthy (7), DiPretoro (6), Johnson (6), Mangan (6)
Ground balls: Matt Vierheller (11), Tommy Lyons (10), Mangan (8), Mike Pascali (8)
Caused turnovers: Daniel Barber (4), Robert Beckwith (3), Mangan (3)
Save pct: Cameron Carpenter (.444), Vierheller (.384)
LAST TIME OUT
The Mountaineers were eclipsed by Furman as a balanced offensive attack led the Paladins to a 14-7 victory in Emmitsburg, with goals being scored by ten different Furman players. The Mount went down early after a pair of goals within the first five minutes from Hil Blaze and Lou Yovino. Back-to-back goals by Bubba Johnson and Austin short would cut the Mount's deficit to one just before Yovino scored his second goal of the contest to close the first period at 5-3. Five unanswered goals in the second period by the Paladins put the Mount in a 10-3 hole going into halftime. William Holcomb would open the scoring in the second half for Furman to stretch its lead again, before Bubba Johnson netted his second tally of the contest. Goals by David Williamson, Joe Stone, and Chad Kreuzer extended the Furman lead to 14-4 going into the final period. The Mount held the Paladins off the board in the fourth and received scores from Brenden McCarthy, Aaron Weisel, and Keaton Mitchell, but the Mountaineers were unable to make up the deficit and fell by a 14-7 final.
The Knights come into the contest with a 1-4 record after dropping games to Robert Morris (10-8), University of Michigan (13-5), Detroit (13-10), and Ohio State (13-11). Their lone win of the season came against Quinnipiac (14-13). The Knights offense is led by Tucker Ciessau, who has 12 goals on the season and is coming off of a four-goal outing against Ohio State. In the cage, Max Cartor has played in three of the team's five contests, and owns a .500 save percentage.
The Mount opens conference play facing off against the Bryant Bulldogs at home on March 18th at noon.