October 17, 2012

Women's Soccer to Face LIU Brooklyn and Wagner This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-7-1, 2-3-1 NEC) at LIU BROOKLYN (5-7-3, 3-1-3 NEC)
Friday, October 19, 2012, 4 pm
LIU Field, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Mount Update:  Mount St. Mary's dropped a pair of hard-fought 1-0 games this past weekend to fall to 7-7-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the Northeast Conference.  The Mountaineers lost at CCSU last Friday, 1-0, despite holding a 16-to-8 advantage in shots.  On Sunday, Quinnipiac scored on a header with 4:01 left in the second overtime for a 1-0 victory over the Mount.  Mount freshmen goalkeepers Rachel Bourne (1.20 GAA, 25 SV, .735 SV Pct.) and Vicky Cocozza (1.65 GAA, 45 SV, .776 SV Pct.) combined to make seven saves over the weekend.  Alicia Mirando leads the team with seven goals and 14 points while Kelly Baker (4g, 1a) and Jackie Corley (3g, 3a) are next with nine points each.  The Mount is 3-5-0 on the road this season.

About the Blackbirds:  LIU Brooklyn defeated Sacred Heart, 1-0, on Sunday to improve to 5-7-3 overall and 3-1-3 in the Northeast Conference.  The Blackbirds are 3-0-2 over their past five games, having allowed one goal over that span.  Alana Wohlers scored on a header in the 69th minute to lift LIU Brooklyn to the win over Sacred Heart while goalkeeper Jessica Sexton had nine saves in the win.  Toni Smith leads the Blackbirds with four goals and eight points while Nicole Labo, Evelyn Calderon and Mariana Ruas each have a pair of goals on the year.  Jennifer Bannon has started 11 games in goal with a 1.21 goals against average, a .606 save percentage and 20 saves while Sexton has a 0.81 goals against, an .852 save percentage and 23 saves in seven games played. 

The All-Time Series with LIU Brooklyn:  LIU Brooklyn holds a 10-4-1 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1997.  The Mountaineers posted a 1-0 win over LIU last year on Sadie Winship's second-half goal to snap an 8-0-1 run by LIU in the series.  The Mount is 0-7-0 all-time on the road against the Blackbirds.


Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

9-27-97

H

W

2-0

MSM, 1-0

10-25-98

A

L

1-3

Tied, 1-1

10-15-99

H

W

1-0

MSM, 2-1

10-13-00

A

L

0-2

Tied, 2-2

10-5-01

H

W

2-1

MSM, 3-2

10-18-02

A

L

0-1

Tied, 3-3

9-28-03

H

L

0-1 (ot)

LIU, 4-3

9-26-04

A

L

0-1

LIU, 5-3

10-16-05

H

T

1-1 (2ot)

LIU, 5-3-1

10-29-06

A

L

0-3

LIU, 6-3-1

10-7-07

H

L

0-1

LIU, 7-3-1

10-31-08

A

L

0-7

LIU, 8-3-1

10-2-09

H

L

1-2

LIU, 9-3-1

10-24-10

A

L

0-1

LIU, 10-3-1

9-30-11

H

W

1-0

LIU, 10-4-1


Last Year's Meeting: 
Sadie Winship scored midway through the second half to propel the Mount to a 1-0 win over LIU Brooklyn last year at Waldron Family Stadium.  Winship received a ball from Mary McCarron and was able to break past the LIU defense and rifle home a shot from 18 yards out.  Goalkeeper Alicia Miller made 10 saves in the shutout victory.  The Blackbirds outshot the Mount, 19-to-5, in the game, but the Mount held a 6-to-5 edge in corner kicks.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-7-1, 2-3-1 NEC) at WAGNER SEAHAWKS (4-11-0, 1-5-0 NEC)
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1 pm
Hameline Field, Staten Island, N.Y.
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About the Seahawks:  Wagner lost to Monmouth, 3-2, on Sunday to fall to 4-11 overall and 1-5 in the Northeast Conference.  The Seahawks play Central Connecticut State on Friday. Johanna Konrad and Alyssa Grecco each scored in the loss to Monmouth.  Wagner has lost four games in a row and seven of their past eight.  Jackie Nicholas leads the team with 14 points (5g, 4a) while Julie Vigliotti has 13 points (6g, 1a).  Wagner has scored 18 goals this season, but has allowed 35 in 15 games played.  In goal, Lisa Capelli has started 11 games, posting a 2.19 goals against average, 49 saves and a .690 save percentage.

The All-Time Series with Wagner:  The Mount holds an 11-8 advantage in the all-time series that began in 1994.  Wagner defeated the Mount, 1-0, last year and has won six of the past eight matchups.  The Mount is 5-4 all-time on the road against the Seahawks.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-17-94

A

W

4-2

MSM, 1-0

11-6-94

N

W

5-0

MSM, 2-0

9-9-95

H

W

3-1

MSM, 3-0

9-7-96

A

W

2-1 (ot)

MSM, 4-0

10-12-97

H

W

4-2

MSM, 5-0

10-23-98

A

L

0-1

MSM, 5-1

10-17-99

H

W

1-0 (ot0

MSM, 6-1

10-15-00

A

W

3-1

MSM, 7-1

10-7-01

H

L

0-2

MSM, 7-2

10-20-02

A

W

3-1

MSM, 8-2

9-26-03

H

W

4-0

MSM, 9-2

9-24-04

A

L

2-3

MSM, 9-3

10-14-05

H

L

0-1

MSM, 9-4

10-27-06

A

L

0-1 (2ot)

MSM, 9-5

10-5-07

H

L

0-1

MSM, 9-6

11-2-08

A

L

0-2

MSM, 9-7

10-4-09

H

W

1-0

MSM, 10-7

10-22-10

A

W

2-1 (ot)

MSM, 11-7

10-2-11

H

L

0-1

MSM, 11-8

 

Last Meeting:  Julie Vigiliotti scored in the first half to lift Wagner to a 1-0 win at the Mount last year.  The Seahawks outshot the Mount, 11-to-5, in the game, including 4-to-1 in the second half.  Kate Marcy made three saves for the shutout win over Wagner while Alicia Miller had four saves in the loss.

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

7-7-1

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 contributed 22 goals over the first 15 games.  The 22 goals surpass last year's season total of 13 goals.  The Mount is second in the NEC in goals per game (1.47), assists per game (1.53) and  points per game (4.47).  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.

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 hosts Bryant (Oct. 26) and Monmouth (Oct. 28) to round out the regular season.