October 10, 2012

Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer to Face Central Connecticut State and Quinnipiac This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-5-1, 2-1-1 NEC) at CENTRAL CONN. ST. (1-11-1, 0-5 NEC)
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7 pm
CCSU Soccer Field, New Britain, Conn.
LIVE STATS

Mount Update:  The Mount went 1-0-1 last weekend to move to 7-5-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Northeast Conference.  Kate Murphy and Keriann McGettigan each had a goal and an assist to pace the Mount to a 3-0 victory over Robert Morris last Friday.  On Sunday, the Mount battled Sacred Heart to a scoreless draw.  Senior defender Andrea Bujacich earned NEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors while freshmen goalkeepers Rachel Bourne and Vicky Cocozza were the NEC Co-Rookies of the Week after the Mount produced back-to-back shutouts.  Alicia Mirando, who scored in the win over Robert Morris, leads the Mount with seven goals and 14 points this season.  Bourne (1.38 GAA, .700 SV Pct.) and Cocozza (1.64 GAA, .792 SV Pct.) have split each game in goal for the Mountaineers.

About the Blue Devils:  Central Connecticut State went 0-2 last weekend to fall to 1-11-1 overall and 0-5 in the Northeast Conference.  The Blue Devils lost to Robert Morris, 1-0, on Sunday after dropping a 3-0 decision to Saint Francis (Pa.) last Friday.  CCSU has been outscored 8-to-1 in the five NEC games.  Kerriann Welch leads the team with six points (2g, 2a) while Jewel Robinson (2g, 1a) and Allison Kelly (1g, 3a) each have five.  In goal, Nikola Deiter has started all 13 games, posting a 1.69 goals against average, 71 saves and a .763 save percentage.

The All-Time Series with Central Connecticut St.:  Central Connecticut State holds a 13-3-2 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1995.  The Mount defeated the Blue Devils, 1-0, at home last year to snap a nine-game losing streak in the series.  The Mountaineers have not won at CCSU in 12 years, dating back to a 2-1 overtime victory on Oct. 1, 2000.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-15-95

H

W

3-1

MSM, 1-0

11-3-96

H

T

0-0 (2ot)

MSM, 1-0-1

11-8-96

N

L

0-3

Tied, 1-1-1

11-1-97

A

L

0-2

CCSU, 2-1-1

10-2-98

A

L

2-3 (ot)

CCSU, 3-1-1

10-3-99

H

L

0-3

CCSU, 4-1-1

10-1-00

A

W

2-1 (ot)

CCSU, 4-2-1

11-2-01

H

T

1-1 (2ot)

CCSU, 4-2-2

10-13-02

A

L

1-3

CCSU, 5-2-2

10-31-03

H

L

2-5

CCSU, 6-2-2

10-22-04

A

L

0-4

CCSU, 7-2-2

10-30-05

H

L

0-3

CCSU, 8-2-2

10-6-06

A

L

2-3 (2ot)

CCSU, 9-2-2

10-21-07

H

L

2-4

CCSU, 10-2-2

10-10-08

A

L

0-4

CCSU, 11-2-2

10-25-09

H

L

1-3

CCSU, 12-2-2

10-8-10

A

L

1-2 (ot)

CCSU, 13-2-2

10-21-11

H

W

1-0

CCSU, 13-3-2

Last Year's Meeting:  Alicia Miller made five saves to lead the Mount to a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut State at the Mount's Waldron Family Stadium last year.  Miller became the Mount's all-time leader with 11 career shutouts with the clean sheet.  Sadie Winship scored the only goal of the game when she took a through pass from Mary McCarron and finished the shot.  The Mount held a 12-to-10 shot advantage in the game.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-5-1, 2-1-1 NEC) at QUINNIPIAC BOBCATS (7-4-2, 3-2-1 NEC)
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 1 pm
Hamden, Conn., QU Soccer Field
LIVE STATS

About the Bobcats:  Quinnipiac enters Sunday's game 7-4-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Northeast Conference.  The Bobcats lost to Bryant, 2-1, this past Sunday despite a goal from senior Shauna Edwards.  Christina Cesarini and Kemesha Woodfine are tied for the team lead with three goals each while Crystal Burns and Edwards each have a goal and three assists.  Goalkeeper Jillian Kelly has a 0.71 goals against average and 34 saves in 10 games played this year.  Quinnipiac has 12 goals scored and just nine goals allowed in 13 games this season.

The All-Time Series with Quinnipiac:  Quinnipiac holds a 9-2-3 lead in the all-time series that started in 1998.  The Mount, however, posted a 4-1 victory over the Bobcats last year at Waldron Family Stadium.  Five of the past nine meetings in the series have gone to overtime.  The Mount has never won at Quinnipiac, going 0-6-1 in seven all-time matchups in Hamden, Conn.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-4-98

A

L

1-2

QU, 1-0

10-1-99

H

L

0-4

QU, 2-0

9-29-00

A

L

0-4

QU, 3-0

9-23-01

H

L

0-3

QU, 4-0

10-11-02

A

L

0-7

QU, 5-0

11-2-03

H

T

4-4 (2ot)

QU, 5-0-1

10-24-04

A

L

1-2 (2ot)

QU, 6-0-1

10-28-05

H

T

0-0 (2ot)

QU, 6-0-2

10-8-06

A

L

0-1

QU, 7-0-2

10-19-07

H

W

1-0

QU, 7-1-2

10-12-08

A

T

2-2 (2ot)

QU, 7-1-3

10-23-09

H

L

2-3 (2ot)

QU, 8-1-3

10-10-10

A

L

1-2

QU, 9-1-3

10-23-11

H

W

4-1

QU, 9-2-3

 

Last Meeting:  Alicia Mirando scored twice to lead the Mount to a 4-1 home victory over Quinnipiac last season.  Kelly Baker opened the scoring in the 36h minute while Jackie Corley scored in the 53rd minute for a 2-0 advantage.  Mirando then scored twice in a span of 1:36 to seal the win after Kristina Del Mistro scored in the 73rd minute to cut the Mount advantage to 2-1.

Win Total Mounting:  The Mount has a 7-5-1 record through 13 games this season.  The seven wins are tied for the second-most in program history behind the 1996 team's school-record eight-win year. In addition, the next win for the Mount this year will be the 100th in program history.

Most Wins in a Season in Mount History

Season

Record

1996

8-9-1

1995

7-8-1

2000

7-8-2

2012

7-5-1

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 seven goals and 14 points this season.  The seven goals are tied for the fourth-best single-season mark by a Mount player and are the most by a Mount player since Karyn Farrar had seven in 2005.  The 14 points are also the most since Emily Menotti finished with 14 points in 2009.  Mirando has scored two goals in a game twice this year (Howard, Fairleigh Dickinson), and now has 10 career goals at the Mount, good for a tie for 10th on the school's all-time list.

Mount Single Season Goal Leaders

Name

Goals

Season

Christy Wicks

10

1994

Mary Adelsberger

10

2003

Keli Stevens

8

2003

Alicia Mirando

7

2012

Carole Fournier

7

1992

Carole Fournier

7

1994

Robin Covaleski

7

1998

Karyn Farrar

7

2005

Corley's Nets Hat Trick:  Jackie Corley scored all three goals in the Mount's 3-1 win at Delaware State, 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 22 goals over the first 13 games.  The 22 goals surpass last year's season total of 13 goals.  The Mount is second in the NEC in goals (22) and points (67) while leading the conference in assists (23).  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.

Historic Start:  The Mount's 7-5-1 record after 13 games is the best 13-game start to a season in program history.  The 1996 squad opened with a 7-6 record en route to an 8-9-1 finish.  The 1996 team is the only one to have a winning record after 10 games in program history prior to this year's team.

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 plays at LIU Brooklyn (Oct. 19) and Wagner (Oct. 21) to round out the four-game NEC road swing.