AMERICAN (1-2-0) at MOUNT ST.
Tuesday, September 2, 4:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
Mount Update...The Mount lost to Marshall, 4-0, on Saturday in the team's home opener. Freshman goalkeeper Alicia Miller recorded eight saves in the contest. Marshall held a 22-to-3 advantage in shots in the contest.
Scouting the Eagles...American defeated UMBC, 1-0, at the D.C. Invitational on Sunday to improve to 1-2 on the season. Marissa Crollett scored on a header in the 65th minute to pace the Eagles to the victory. American opened the season with losses to Georgetown (2-1 in ot) and Ohio (2-1). Kelsey Wiggins has started twice for American, posting a 0.95 GAa and 12 saves. Mikalia Weaver and Kelsey Brashear scored American's other goals this season.
All-Time Series...American holds a 13-2 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1992. Last year, the Eagles earned a 2-0 win over the Mount in Washington, D.C. The Mount's last victory came 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 6, 2005, in Emmitsburg. The Mount is 2-4-0 at home and 0-9-0 on the road all-time against American.
On the Web...Live video streaming of every Mount St. Mary's women's soccer home game is available on the web through the Mount's subscription service, the Mount Corner. In addition, live stat updates are available on the website as well. This is a free service. Click on the links above to access these features on the Mount website, www.mountathletics.com.
Big Crowd...The crowd of 319 that attended the Mount's season opening loss to Marshall on Saturday was the biggest soccer crowd ever at Waldron Family Stadium, which opened during the 2006 season. The previous record was 201 for a men's soccer game against Monmouth on October 15, 2006. The figure was also the largest crowd at a women's soccer game since 250 fans attended the Mount's game vs. Towson on Sept. 2, 2001.
Not So Happy Birthday...The Mount lost to Marshall, 4-0, on head coach Tom Gosselin's 39th birthday on Saturday.
Miller Named Brine/NEC Rookie of the Week...Mount freshman goalkeeper Alicia Miller was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on August 25 after posting eight saves in her collegiate debut against Towson. She is the first Mount player to receive Rookie of the Week honors since Colleen Regan on Sept. 26, 2005.
All-Time NEC Rookie of the Week Honorees
Alicia Miller (August 25, 2008)
Colleen Regan (Sept. 26, 2005)
Meghan Haspert (Sept. 6, 2005)
Kristen Kemp (Oct. 18, 1999)
Robin Covaleski (Sept. 6, 1996 and Sept. 24, 1996)
Liz Gelen (Octobert 7, 1995)
Lacey Morley (October 21, 1995)
Canning Connects...Senior forward Erin Canning scored the Mount's goal in a 2-1 season-opening loss to Towson. It was Canning's third career goal at the Mount. She has three goals and three assists for nine points in 52 career games played.
Senior Leadership...Senior midfielder Meghan Haspert has eight goals and two assists for 18 points in 45 career games for the Mount. Haspert's eight goals are tied for 10th on the school's all-time list. She scored a career-best five markers during her sophomore season in 2006. She opened her collegiate career impressively, scoring a hat trick in the Mount's 10-0 win over Delaware State in her first collegiate game.
Head Coach Tom Gosselin...Gosselin, a 1991 Mount graduate, is in his second season at the helm of the Mount women's soccer program. In his first season, he guided the Mount to a school-record four road victories and the most NEC wins by a Mount team since 2002. He came to Mount St. Mary's after three seasons as the head coach at McDaniel.
Up Next...The Mount heads to the Marshall Thundering Herd Nike Invitational this weekend. Mount St. Mary's will battle Radford on Friday at 5:30 p.m. before facing The Citadel at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.