Women's Soccer Heads to Loyola for Friday Night Matchup
Mount St. Mary's (3-3-2) at Loyola (3-5-2)
Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Ridley Athletic Complex * Baltimore, Md.
Mount Update: Mount St. Mary's scored three times in a span of 9:11 to post a 3-0 win at Bucknell on Wednesday night. It was the Mount's first-ever win against the Bison in 10 all-time matchups. Freshman Jackie Corley scored on a breakaway off a nice passing combination from Sadie Winship and Kaylyn Mahon to give the Mount a 1-0 advantage. Sarah Malpezzi then scored on a header off a Kaitlyn Chambers corner kick 2:44 later. Kelly Baker's team-leading third goal in the 68th minute rounded out the scoring.
Loyola Update: Loyola defeated UMBC, 2-1, in overtime on Wednesday night to move to 3-5-2 on the season. The Greyhounds have played five consecutive overtime games. Loyoa's Nichole Schiro scored both goals in the game, including the game-winner on a header in overtime. Schiro has recorded three multiple-goal games this year and leads the team with seven goals and 15 points. Goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito has started all 10 games and has a 1.37 goals against average and a .827 save percentage.
The All-Time Series with Loyola: Loyola has won all six meetings between the two schools, including a 1-0 win at the Mount in the season opener last year. The series began in 1992 and the teams met five straight years before the series took a hiatus until last year. The past four games between the two schools have been decided by one goal.
Results vs. Loyola
Oct. 9, 1992 Loyola 3, Mount 1 Baltimore, Md.
Oct. 26, 1993 Loyola 5, Mount 1 Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 29, 1994 Loyola 1, Mount 0 Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 20, 1995 Loyola 1, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 2, 1996 Loyola 2, Mount 1 Baltimore, Md.
Aug. 23, 2009 Loyola 1, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Last Year's Meeting...Tessa McLanahan tipped in a cross from Theresa Ferreina with just over 31 minutes remaining to send Loyola to a 1-0 win over the Mount in the season opener for both teams. Loyola held a 21-to-5 advantage in shots in the game. Goalkeeper Alicia Miller made 12 saves for the Mountaineers. The Mount had several good scoring chances denied by Greyhound keeper Brittany Henderson.
Solid Start...The Mount's 3-3-2 start to the season is the best by a Mount team after eight games since 1996. The Mount was 5-3-0 after eight games in 1996 en route to an 8-9-1 season that included a 4-1-1 mark in the Northeast Conference.
Defense Shining...The Mount has been impressive on the defensive end this year, allowing eight goals over the first eight games (1.00/game). Goalkeeper Alicia Miller has posted three shutouts while the Mount has give up one or zero goals in seven of the eight games played.
Quite a Turnaround...After scoring just four goals in just under 742 minutes to start the season, the Mountaineers exploded for three goals in a span of nine minutes and 11 seconds on Wednesday at Bucknell.
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.
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 8-25-3 in non-conference games under head coach Tom Gosselin. The Mount, however, is 5-6-3 over its past 14 non-conference games, including 3-3-2 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.
Clean Sheets...Goalkeeper Alicia Miller has posted three shutouts this season, giving her seven for her career, tied for the second-most in Mount history. Anna Lebo (2004-07) owns the Mount's career mark with 10 shutouts while Miler and Tonia Bruno (1993-96) each have seven. The three shutouts this year by the team are the most since the Mountaineers had four in 2007.
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 31 saves this year, moving her into third place on the school's all-time list. This season, Miller has a 0.86 goals against average and a .816 save percentage while starting all eight games. She is sixth all-time with a .754 save percentage and seventh with a 2.17 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, 276 (2008-pres.)
4. Naomi Campano, 267 (2000-03)
4. Margaret Pyzik, 251 (2001-04)
5. Nicki Trumpler, 250 (1995-98)
Road Happy...After posting a 4-3-2 record on the road last year, the Mount got its first road win of the season at Bucknell on Wednesday. Last year's 4-3-2 mark on the road was 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 nine road games in three-plus 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 Jackie Corley scored her first collegiate goal in the Mount's 3-0 win over Bucknell on Sept. 22. She joins freshman Keriann McGettigan, who scored game-winning goal vs. Towson on Sept. 7. 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. Senior Kaitlyn Chambers has recorded a pair of assists this year on corner kicks for her first two collegiate points.
Up Next: The Mount opens Northeast Conference play by hosting Monmouth on Tuesday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m.