ABOUT THE MOUNT
With just two games remaining in the regular season, Mount St. Mary's needs a win over Hobart on Saturday and a victory against Saint Joseph's next weekend to stay alive in the playoff race. The Mount currently sits at 4-8 overall and 1-3 in NEC play, and is averaging 8.67 goals per contest while surrendering 10.75 to opponents.
The trio of Chris DiPretoro, Bubba Johnson and Jack Mangan has paced the Mount's attack throughout much of the season, as the three have combined for 57 goals and 26 assists. DiPretoro leads the squad in both goals (25) and points (31), and Johnson and Mangan are tied for the team-lead in assists (10) while placing top-three in both goals and points.
Goals: Chris DiPretoro (25), Bubba Johnson (19), Jack Mangan (13)
Assists: Johnson (10), Mangan (10), Brenden McCarthy (8)
Points: DiPretoro (31) Johnson (29), Mangan (23)
Ground Balls: Mangan (36), Tommy Lyons (27), Daniel Barber (24)
Caused Turnovers: Daniel Barber (13), Kevin Verkler (10), Mangan (7)
Faceoffs Percentage: Shawn Milione (.429, 39-91), Shawn Raum (.395, 64-162)
Save Percentage: Vierheller (50.6)
The Statesmen sit in second place in the Northeast Conference with a 6-6 overall record and 3-1 mark in league play. Their three conference wins have come against Wagner (17-5), Saint Joseph's (8-7 OT) and Bryant (13-6), while their lone loss came at the hands of Sacred Heart (8-7). Chris Aslanian (16g, 19a) and Frank Brown (20g, 12a) have paced the Hobart attack, combining for 67 points in 12 games. In the cage, Jackson Brown has started 11 contests and owns a .510 save percentage while surrendering 11.24 goals per game.
Mount St. Mary's and Hobart will meet for just the fourth time in series history on Saturday. Hobart has won two of the three prior matchups, including a 12-6 victory last season in Emmitsburg. The Mount's lone win in the series was a 10-8 triumph in 2015 in Geneva, N.Y.
The Mount closes out the regular season on April 29 at home against Saint Joseph's at 3 p.m. Mount St. Mary's will honor its senior class with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day.