Mount St. Mary's (0-3-0) at
Sunday September 6, 2009, 1 pm
Vidas Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mount Update...The Mount fell to George Washington, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon to fall to 0-3 on the season. The Mountaineers held an 11-to-9 advantage in shots in the game. Goalkeeper Alicia Miller made five saves in the loss.
About the Hawks...Ali Yozwiak scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Binghamton last Sunday that evened the team's record at 1-1-0. Goalkeeper Kat Keible made one save to earn the shutout victory. The Hawks opened the year with a 2-1 loss to Providence. Maggie Lupinski scored the goal in that game while Christine Neal made five saves in goal. Jen Pfeiffer leads the team with 11 shots this season.
About the Dragons...Drexel lost to Northeast Conference member Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-1, on Sunday to fall to 0-2 on the season. The Dragons opened the year with a 4-2 loss to La Salle. Jourdan Halasz scored to give Drexel a 1-0 lead against Saint Francis (Pa.), but the Red Flash scored twice in the final 10 minutes to steal the victory. Sydney Douglas and Juliana Speroni each had goals in the loss to La Salle. Goalkeeper Nicole Sinclair (3.00 GAA, six saves) has started both games this season. Drexel plays New Jersey Tech on Friday before hosting the Mountaineers.
The All-Time Series...This will be the first-ever meeting between Saint Joseph's and the Mount. Mount St. Mary's and Drexel have met one time with the Mount posting a 13-0 victory over the Dragons on September 24, 1994. The Mount set school records for goals (13), shots (61) and victory margin (13) in that contest.
On the Plus Side in Shots...The Mount outshot George Washington, 11-9, in the 1-0 loss this past Sunday. It was the first time the Mount has outshot an opponent since outshooting New Jersey Tech, 23-13, in the Mount's 5-2 win on September 17, 2008.
Looking for Some Offense...The Mount has been shutout in each of the first three games this season. In fact, the Mountaineers have been shutout six straight games dating back to last season and have not scored a goal in the past 611 minutes of game action.
Miller Making the Saves...Sophomore goalkeeper Alicia Miller picked up where she left off last season posting 24 saves and a .750 save percentage over the first three games of the season. Miller, who made a school-record 128 saves last season, is tied for the Northeast Conference lead with 8.00 saves per game.
Menotti on the All-Time Scoring List...Senior Emily Menotti, who led the Mount in scoring last season with three goals and three assists, is currently tied for 10th on the school's all-time scoring list with 24 career points. Menotti has nine goals (T9th at MSM) and six assist (T9th at MSM) in her Mount career and is just one point shy of Lacey Morley (25 pts, 1996-00) for ninth place on the scoring list.
Collegiate Debuts...Freshmen Jourdan Brill and Andrea Bujacich each started in their collegiate debut against Loyola on August 23. In addition, freshmen Amy Song, Carly Deegan, Meghan McTavish and Kelly Baker made their collegiate debuts against the Greyhounds. In addition, graduate student Breanan Waraksa, who played the past four seasons on the Mount's women's lacrosse team, made her soccer debut as a Mountaineer.
Historic Night Coming Up...The Mount women's soccer team will play its first-ever night game at home on Friday, September 11, when Bucknell visits Waldron Family Stadium. Kick-off for the game is set for 7:00 p.m. The lights at the stadium debuted this past spring when the men's lacrosse team hosted Johns Hopkins on April 27.