Mount St. Mary's (2-3-2) at Bucknell
Wednesday, September 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Emmitt Field * Lewisburg, Pa.
Mount Update: The Mount tied New Jersey Tech, 1-1, on Sept. 12 in their last game. The 10-days off between games is the longest of the season. Against NJIT, sophomore Kelly Baker scored in the 83rd minute to lift the Mount to the 1-1 tie. The Mountaineers held a 22-to-10 advantage in shots in the game, but were called offsides on 15 occasions. Goalkeeper Alicia Miller made five saves in the contest.
Bucknell Update: Bucknell lost to Cornell, 2-0, on Sunday to fall to 1-8-0 on the season. The Bison have lost seven straight games since defeating Ohio, 1-0, on August 27. The Bison lost to Northeast Conference member Saint Francis (Pa.),2-1, in overtime earlier this season as well. Christa Matlack leads the team with four goals and nine points. In goal, Sandita McDermott has started six games with a 2.51 goals against average and a .768 save percentage. Colleen Garrehy has a 2.17 GAA and a .750 save percentage in three starts.
The All-Time Series with Bucknell: Bucknell has won all nine meetings in the all-time series that began in 1992. The Mount is 0-5-0 all-time at Bucknell, including a 4-0 loss in 2008. Last year, Bucknell edged the Mount, 1-0, in overtime.
Results vs. Longwood
Sept. 17, 1992 Bucknell 12, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Sept. 14, 1993 Bucknell 8, Mount 0 Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 13, 1994 Bucknell 4, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Sept. 12, 1995 Bucknell 4, Mount 1 Lewisburg, Pa.
Nov. 1, 1998 Bucknell 2, Mount 1 ot Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 20, 1999 Bucknell 2, Mount 1 Emmitsburg, Md.
Sept. 18, 2001 Bucknell 4, Mount 2 Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 11, 2008 Bucknell 4, Mount 0 Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 11, 2009 Bucknell 1, Mount 0 ot Emmitsburg, Md.
Last Year's Meeting...In the first-ever home women's soccer night game, Bucknell scored with four minutes left in the first overtime to earn a 1-0 victory. Molly Linhart collected a loose ball 25 yards out from the Mount goal and lofted a perfect shot to the upper right corner for the game-winning score. Early in the overtime period, Sadie Winship had a great scoring chance denied by Bucknell keeper Colleen Garrehy. The Bison had a 14-to-9 advantage in shots in the game, including a 2-to-1 edge in overtime. Alicia Miller made five saves for the Mount while Garrehy had four for Bucknell.
Defense Shining...The Mount has been impressive on the defensive end this year, allowing eight goals over the first seven games (1.14/game). Goalkeeper Alicia Miller has posted a pair of shutouts while the Mount has give up one or zero goals in six of the seven games played.
Finding the Offense...The Mount has scored four goals over the first seven games this season, an average of 0.57 per game. The Mountaineers have yet to score more than one goal in a game on the year. The last time the Mount scored more than one goal was a 3-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Oct. 30 last season. The Mount scored more than one goal in five of the teams 19 games in 2009.
PK's...Freshman Jackie Corley drew a foul in the penalty box against Towson to give the Mount its first penalty kick during head coach Tom Gosselin's tenure at the Mount. The Mount's last PK came against Fairleigh Dickinson on Oct. 1, 2006. The Mount's last successful penalty kick was scored by Devine on Sept. 16, 2005, against East Tennessee State.
Close Calls...Six of the Mount's seven games this year have finished with a final score of either 1-0 or 1-1. The Mount owns 1-0 wins over VMI and Towson with 1-0 losses to Navy and George Washington. The Mount has 1-1 ties with both George Mason and NJIT.
Home Field Advantage...One of the goals for head coach Tom Gosselin this season was to establish a home field advantage. The Mount is 2-0-2 this year at Waldron Family Stadium after struggling at home since the facility opened in 2006. All-time, the Mount is 8-22-2 at Waldron Family Stadium.
Schedule Change: The starting time for the Mount's home game against Robert Morris on Friday, October 1, has been moved to 5:00 p.m. The game had originally been slated to start at 4:00 p.m.
Non-conference Action: The Mount is 7-25-3 in non-conference games under head coach Tom Gosselin. The Mount, however, is 4-6-3 over its past 13 non-conference games, including 2-3-2 this year.
Preseason Poll: The Mount was picked to finish ninth in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Defending champion Monmouth was tabbed as the league favorite, followed by Central Connecticut State, Long Island, Quinnipiac, Saint Francis (Pa.), Sacred Heart, Robert Morris, Bryant, the Mount, Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner.
Miller Moves Into Third Place on All-Time Saves List: Junior goalkeeper Alicia Miller has made a name for herself in the Mount's record books. Miller has 23 saves this year, moving her into third place on the school's all-time list. This season, Miller has a 0.98 goals against average and a .767 save percentage while starting all seven games. She is sixth all-time with a .749 save percentage and seventh with a 2.22 GAA. She also holds the single-season record for saves with 128 in 2008.
1. Anna Lebo, 350 (2004-07)
2. Tonia Bruno, 283 (1993-96)
3. Alicia Miller, 268 (2008-pres.)
4. Naomi Campano, 267 (2000-03)
4. Margaret Pyzik, 251 (2001-04)
5. Nicki Trumpler, 250 (1995-98)
Road Happy: The Mount went 4-3-2 on the road last year, the first time in school history the team has posted a winning season in away games. Under head coach Tom Gosselin, the Mount has won eight road games in three years. Over the previous 15 years since the program began in 1992, the Mount won a combined 19 games on the road.
Collegiate Firsts: Freshman Keriann McGettigan's game-winning goal vs. Towson on Sept. 7 was her first collegiate goal. Freshmen Ragan Cote and Kate Murphy recorded assists on Kelly Baker's goal in the Mounts' 1-1 tie with George Mason on Aug. 31 for their first collegiate points for each player.
Up Next: The Mount visits local rival Loyola on Friday, Sept. 24.