Emmitsburg, Md. (March 3, 2018) – Sophomore Brenden McCarthy registered a career-high nine points on five goals and four assists to power Mount St. Mary's to a 16-9 victory over Virginia Military Institute on Saturday at Waldron Family Stadium.
McCarthy's nine points were the most by a Mountaineer since Andrew Scalley tallied 10 in a game against Manhattan back in 2013. McCarthy leads Mount St. Mary's with 27 points (14g, 13a) on the season.
Rookie Luke Mutterer earned his second win in the cage for the Mount with a six-save performance.
The Mount opened a 4-2 advantage at the end of one quarter of play behind a pair of goals apiece from McCarthy and Mastro, but the Keydets were able to tie things up at 4-4 following tallies from Jon Fant and Wesley Sanders to begin the second period.
After not scoring for the opening 12-plus minutes of the second quarter, the Mount tallied four goals in the final 2:09 of the frame to re-take the lead. McCarthy notched three points (2g, 1a) during the late run, as the Mountaineers carried an 8-4 advantage into the half.
In a dominating third quarter, the Mount outshot the Keydets 22-9 and outscored them by a 6-1 margin to take a commanding lead. Six different Mountaineers netted a goal apiece in the frame, including senior C.J. Ciserano who scored the first of his career, as they extended it to a 14-5 advantage with one quarter remaining.
Mount St. Mary's registered two more goals in the fourth and closed out the 16-9 victory to improve to 2-4 on the year.
Wesley Sanders was VMI's leading scorer in the tilt with four goals, while Jon Fant added a pair. Bill Osteen made 16 saves in the losing effort in net.
The Mount stays in Emmitsburg for a matchup against Mercer next Saturday (March 10) at 11 a.m.