Mount St. Mary's (3-4-2, 0-0-0 NEC) vs. Monmouth (5-3-0,
Tuesday, September 28, 4:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium * Emmitsburg, Md.
Mount Update: Mount St. Mary's lost at Loyola, 1-0, in overtime on Friday night to fall to 3-4-2 on the season. Goalkeeper Alicia Miller made five saves in the game. It was the Mount's third 1-0 loss on the road this year. The Mount is now 1-4-0 on the road this season and 2-0-2 at Waldron Family Stadium. Sophomore Kelly Baker leads the team with three goals and six points. Miller has a 0.87 goals against average and a .818 save percentage on the year.
Monmouth Update: Monmouth improved to 5-3-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Lafayette on Friday. Kim Malecki scored in the third minute as the Hawks cruised to the victory. Dana Costello leads Monmouth with six goals and 13 points while Mary Wilks has four goals and a team-high three assists for 11 points. In goal, Lia Fierro has played every minute for Monmouth, tallying a 0.73 goals against average and a .857 save percentage.
The All-Time Series with Monmouth: Monmouth holds a 12-3-1 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1995. The Mountaineers are 1-1-1 against Monmouth over the past three seasons, including a 0-0 tie on the road last year. The Mount is 2-5-0 all-time against the Hawks at home and has lost the past three meetings between the teams in Emmitsburg. The last Mount win at home against Monmouth was a 1-0 win on October 4, 2002. Thirteen of the 16 all-time meetings have been decided by two goals or less with four going to overtime.
Year-by-Year Results vs.
Oct. 8, 1995 Monmouth 2, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 5, 1996 Monmouth 2, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 5, 1997 Monmouth 5, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Nov. 7, 1997 Monmouth 1, Mount 0 New Britain, Conn.
Oct. 8, 1998 Mount 2, Monmouth 1 ot Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 8, 1999 Monmouth 1, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 6, 2000 Monmouth 2, Mount 1 ot Emmitsburg, Md.
Sept. 28, 2001 Monmouth 2, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 4, 2002 Mount 1, Monmouth 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 29, 2003 Monmouth 1, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 3, 2004 Monmouth 2, Mount 1 ot Emmitsburg, Md.
Oct. 6, 2005 Monmouth 5, Mount 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 22, 2006 Monmouth 1, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Nov. 4, 2007 Mount 1, Monmouth 0 West Long Branch, N.J.
Oct. 25, 2008 Monmouth 5, Mount 0 Emmitsburg, Md.
Sept. 29, 2009 Mount 0, Monmouth 0 2ot West Long Branch, N.J.
Monmouth leads, 12-3-1
Last Year's Meeting...Alicia Miller made nine saves, including a diving stop on a Mary Wilks penalty kick 34 seconds into the second overtime, to help the Mount earn a 0-0 draw at Monmouth last year. Lia Fierro made three saves for Monmouth, including a stop on a Kelly Baker shot in the first overtime. The Hawks held a 25-to-6 advantage in shots in the game and a 12-to-2 edge in corner kicks.
NEC Play Starts...The Mount's game with Monmouth opens its 16th season in the Northeast Conference. The Mountaineers are 40-77-1 all-time in NEC games, including a 27-32-7 mark at home. The Mount went 4-5-1 in the league last year, the most league wins by a Mount team since 2002.
Miller Standing Tall in Goal...Goalkeeper Alicia Miller has been solid in goal for the Mount this year, posting a 0.87 goals against average and a .818 save percentage while starting all nine games. Miller has three shutouts on the year, just one shy of matching the single-season record shared by Tonia Bruno (1995) and Anna Lebo (2007). Miller has moved into third place on the Mount's all-time saves list with 281, just two shy of tying Bruno for second. She is sixth all-time at the Mount with a .755 save percentage while her 2.14 goals against average is tied for fifth.
1. Anna Lebo, 350 (2004-07)
2. Tonia Bruno, 283 (1993-96)
3. Alicia Miller, 281 (2008-pres.)
Defense Shining...The Mount has been impressive on the defensive end this year, allowing nine goals over the first nine games (1.00/game). Goalkeeper Alicia Miller has posted three shutouts while the Mount has given up one or zero goals in eight of the nine games played. The nine goals allowed is the fewest by a Mount team over the first nine games in school history. The Mount gave up 10 goals over the first nine games of the 2003 season.
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 against Bucknell on Sept. 24.
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 has completed its non-conference portion of the schedule. The Mountaineers are 8-26-3 in non-conference games under head coach Tom Gosselin, but are 5-7-3 over the past 15 non-conference games, including a 3-4-2 mark 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.
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 hosts Northeast Conference rival Robert Morris on Friday, October 1, at 5:00 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium.