February 19, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Travels to Johns Hopkins for Wednesday Afternoon Matchup

Mount St. Mary's (0-1) at Johns Hopkins (1-0)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4 p.m.
Homewood Field, Baltimore, Md.

MOUNT UPDATE: After suffering a 12-6 loss on Saturday against La Salle in the season opener, the Mount returns to action Wednesday against Johns Hopkins. Erin Seipp had a goal and an assist to pace the Mount, which saw six different players score in the game.  Sarah Jane Leder started in goal for the Mount, making seven saves in the first half. 

ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS:   Johns Hopkins rolled to a 20-10 win over Old Dominion in the season opener on Saturday.  Sammy Cermack, Taylor D'Amore and Sarah Taylor combined for 10 goals to pace the Blue Jays to the victory.  Cermack scored a game-high four goals while D'Amore had three goals and five assists for an eight-point effort.   Cosette Larish made eight saves in the win.

LAST TIME WE MET: The Mount lost to Johns Hopkins, 18-8, in the season opener last year at Waldron Family Stadium.  Nicole Price and Jen Semler each had two goals and an assist in the loss to pace the Mountaineers.  The Mount trailed 5-4 midway through the first half, but Johns Hopkins rattled off the next six goals to take control of the game.    

THE ALL-TIME SERIES: Johns Hopkins holds a 9-0 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1997.  The teams have met in each of the past three seasons, including an 18-8 Johns Hopkins win last year in the season opener at Waldron Family Stadium.  The Mount is 0-5 all-time at Johns Hopkins, falling 17-4 on Feb. 23, 2011, in the last matchup between the teams at Homewood Field.

PRESEASON POLL:  Mount St. Mary's was been picked to finish third, according to the Northeast Conference (NEC) Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll.  Monmouth, the defending NEC Tournament champions, has been tabbed as the preseason favorite while Quinnipiac picked up the final two first-place nods to place second in the poll. It will be the Hawks and Bobcats last year in the league with both programs slated to move to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2014. The Mount finished third in the poll and was followed by Central Connecticut State, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Bryant, Wagner, Saint Francis and LIU Brooklyn.

NEC HONORS IN 2012:  Meaghan Conlon highlighted six Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse players honored by the Northeast Conference (NEC) with an All-NEC first-team selection last year.  Jen Semler, Esther Rufolo, Lindsay Diaz and Gabe Little were named to the All-NEC second team. Freshman Erin Seipp was selected to the NEC All-Rookie team.

NEXT UP:  The Mount plays at Columbia on Saturday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m.