Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Hosts Pair of Northeast Conference Games This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-5, 1-1 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (0-11-2, 0-2-1 NEC)
Friday, October 5, 2012, 7 pm
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
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Mount Update:  Mount St. Mary's enters Friday night's game with Robert Morris 6-5-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the Northeast Conference.  The Mount lost to Navy, 5-0, this past Sunday after posting a 2-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson this past Friday.  Alicia Mirando scored both goals in the win over FDU, giving her a team-high six goals this year.  It was her second two-goal game of the season and she now has three game-winning goals on the year.  Mirando leads the team with 12 points (6g, 0a), followed by Kelly Baker (4g, 1a, 9 pts), Jackie Corley (3g, 3a, 9 pts) and Ragan Cote (3g, 2a, 8 pts).  The Mount's 6-5 start to the season matches the 1996 team for the best 11-game start to a season in Mount history.

About the Colonials:  Robert Morris lost to Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-1, on Sunday to fall to 0-11-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the Northeast Conference.  Kristen Check scored her first career goal in the loss to the Knights on Sunday.  Ayana Davis, Cassie Raymond and Katie Austin are tied for the team lead with three points (1g, 1a).  Robert Morris has been outscored 28-to-7 on the year with seven different players each scoring once for RMU.  In goal, Chelsea de Jager has started 11 games, posting a 2.24 goals against average and a .742 save percentage.

The All-Time Series with Robert Morris:  Mount St. Mary's holds an 11-8-2 lead in the all-time series that began in 1992.  The Colonials have won the past five meetings, including a 3-0 victory last year in Moon Tonwship, Pa.  The Mount's last win over Robert Morris was a 3-0 win on October 15, 2006, in the first-ever game at Waldron Family Stadium.  The Mountaineers are 7-3-0 all-time at home against Robert Morris.Last Year's Meeting:  Robert Morris defeated the Mount, 3-0, on October 14 last year in Moon Township, Pa.  Robert Morris outshot the Mount, 22-to-6, in the game with Mount goalkeeper Alicia Miller making nine saves.  Ayanna Davis, Johanna Kadam and Cassie Raymond scored for the Colonials in the victory.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-4-92

H

W

5-0

MSM, 1-0

10-2-93

A

W

1-0 (ot)

MSM, 2-0

10-31-93

N

W

2-0

MSM, 3-0

10-1-94

H

W

10-0

MSM, 4-0

10-29-95

A

W

4-0

MSM, 5-0

9-28-96

H

W

3-0

MSM, 6-0

9-27-97

A

T

1-1 (2ot)

MSM, 6-0-1

10-31-98

H

L

1-2

MSM, 6-1-1

10-24-99

A

L

0-1

MSM, 6-2-1

10-22-00

H

W

3-1

MSM, 7-2-1

10-14-01

A

L

0-5

MSM, 7-3-1

9-29-02

H

W

1-0

MSM, 8-3-1

10-10-03

A

W

4-3

MSM, 9-3-1

10-31-04

H

W

3-1

MSM, 10-3-1

10-2-05

A

T

0-0 (2ot)

MSM, 10-3-2

10-15-06

H

W

3-0

MSM, 11-3-2

10-28-07

A

L

0-1

MSM, 11-4-2

10-17-08

H

L

3-4

MSM, 11-5-2

10-18-09

A

L

0-1

MSM, 11-6-2

10-1-10

H

L

0-1

MSM, 11-7-2

10-14-11

A

L

0-3

MSM, 11-8-2


MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-5, 1-1 NEC) vs. SACRED HEART (4-7, 1-2 NEC)
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 12 pm
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
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About the Pioneers:  Sacred Heart enters Friday's game at Monmouth 4-7 overall and 1-2 in the Northeast Conference.  The Pioneers dropped a pair of 1-0 games at home last week, falling to Wagner on Friday and to Saint Francis (Pa.) in double-overtime on Sunday.  Sacred Heart defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 1-0, in the team's NEC opener.  Jennifer Mulvey leads the team with four goals and eight points while Ashley Moore (2g)) and Kristen Verrette (4a) ared tied for second with four points.  In goal, Sydney Judkins has started six games, posting a 1.00 goals against average and a .792 save percentage.

The All-Time Series with Sacred Heart:  Sacred Heart holds a 10-4 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1998.  The Pioneers have won the past three meetings, including a 2-0 victory in Fairfield, Conn., last year.  The Mount is 3-4-0 all-time at home against the Pioneers.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-12-98

H

W

2-0

MSM, 1-0

9-24-99

A

L

0-2

Tied, 1-1

9-22-00

H

W

1-0

MSM, 2-1

9-21-01

A

L

0-1

Tied, 2-2

10-6-02

H

L

0-1

SHU, 3-2

10-4-03

A

L

0-2

SHU, 4-2

10-10-04

H

L

0-2

SHU, 5-2

10-21-05

A

L

1-3

SHU, 6-2

9-26-06

H

L

0-2

SHU, 7-2

10-12-07

A

W

1-0

SHU, 7-3

10-5-08

H

W

2-0

SHU, 7-4

11-1-09

A

L

1-5

SHU, 8-4

10-15-10

H

L

1-2

SHU, 9-4

10-30-11

A

L

0-2

SHU, 10-4

Last Meeting:  Sacred Heart defeated the Mount, 2-0, in the final game of the regular season last year.  Samantha Kee scored in the first half while an own goal accounted for the second score in the game.  Alicia Miller made seven saves for the Mountaineers while Sydney Judkins had one stop for Sacred Heart.  Sacred Heart outshot the Mount, 15-to-2, in the game.

Non-Conference Success:  The Mount finished with a 5-4 record against non-conference opponents this season, marking the first time in school history the team had a winning non-conference record.  The previous best non-conference records were 4-4 in 2003 and 4-4-1 in 2005.

Mirando's Scoring Touch:  Sophomore Alicia Mirando leads the Mount with six goals and 12 points this season.  The six goals are the most by a Mount player since Emily Menotti had six in the 2009 season.  The 12 points are also the most since Menotti finished with 14 points in 2009.  Mirando has scored two goals in a game twice this year (Howard, Fairleigh Dickinson), and now has nine career goals at the Mount, good for a tie for 12th on the school's all-time list.

Corley's Nets Hat Trick:  Jackie Corley scored all three goals in the Mount's 3-1 win at Delaware State on Sunday, becoming the first Mount player to record a hat trick since 2005.  The last Mount player to score three or more goals in a game was Karyn Farrar, who scored four times in a 5-1 win over Saint Peter's on September 18, 2005.  Corley's hat trick was the seventh in program history.  Robin Covaleski (1996-99), with two hat tricks, is the only Mount player with more than one career hat trick.

Celebrating 20 Years of Mount Soccer:  The Mount is celebrating 20 years of women's soccer this season.  As part of the celebration, a 20th anniversary team was named and honored at halftime of the Navy game on September 30th.  The team is comprised of Robin Covaleski (1996-99), Karyn Farrar (2004-07), Carole Fournier (1992-94), Amanda Gilbert (1995-98), Stephanie Gnau (1999-2002), Kim Henry (2002-05), Anna Lebo (2004-07), Emily Menotti (2006-09), Alicia Miller (2008-11), Lacey Morley (1996-2000), Keli Stevens (2000-03), Christy Wicks (1994-97) and Sadie Winship (2008-11).

The Offense:  The Mount offense has been superb this year with 19 goals over the first 11 games.  The 19 goals already surpass last year's season total of 13 goals.  The Mount has scored four goals in a game three times this year.  The last time the Mount had three four-goal games during the year was 2003, when the Mountaineers had five.

Good Start to the Season:  The Mount has matched the best 11-game start to a season with its 6-5 record this year.  The 1996 team also started the year with a 6-5 mark.  No Mount team has ever held a winning record after the first 12 games of the year.

Multiple-Goal Games:  The Mount has had a player score two or more goals in a game six times this year.  That is the most multiple-goal games by Mount players since the 1994 team had seven.  Kelly Baker (Towson, VMI) and Alicia Mirando (Howard, Fairleigh Dickinson) each have a pair of two-goal games this year.  Jackie Corley had a hat trick against Delaware State while Ragan Cote scored two goals against Saint Peter's.  Baker and Mirando each have three career multiple-goal games, just one shy of the Mount's all-time mark of four, held by Robin Covaleski, Carole Fournier and Christy Wicks.

The Mount vs. Ranked Opponents:  The Mount is now 0-3 all-time against a ranked opponent after the 4-0 loss to No. 13 Virginia Tech on August 31.  In the two other matchups with ranked teams, the Mount fell to No. 15 Villanova (6-0 in 2002) and No. 20 Maryland (2-0 in 2001.  In 2002, the Mountaineers lost to No. 15 Villanova, 6-0. 

Baker Moving Up Career Lists:  Senior Kelly Baker leads the Mount with nine points (4g, 1a) this season, giving her 29 career points in a Mount uniform.  She is tied for ninth all-time in career scoring with Kelli Devine (2004-07) and is three points shy of Mary Coulby Adelsberger (1999-01, 03) and Carole Fournier (1992-94) for seventh place.  Baker's 12 career are tied for ninth in on the Mount's all-time list.

Season Openers:  The Mount won a season-opener for the second consecutive season with a 4-1 victory over Towson.  The Mount is now 3-18 all-time in season-opening games.

Youth Will Be Served:  The 2012 Mount women's soccer roster features 11 new players, including 10 freshmen.  Overall, 17 of the Mount's 24 players are freshmen or sophomores.

Preseason Poll:  The Mount was picked to finish 11th in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches poll.

Up Next:  The Mount will play its next four games on the road, starting with a two-game trip to Central Connecticut State (Oct. 12) and Quinnipiac (Oct. 14).