October 24, 2012

Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Hosts Bryant and Monmouth This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-9-1, 2-5-1 NEC) vs. BRYANT (10-8-0, 5-4-0 NEC)
Friday, October 26, 2012, 4 pm
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
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Mount Update:  The Mount lost a pair of one-goal games on the road last weekend to fall to 7-9-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the Northeast Conference.  On Friday, Kelly Baker scored with just under three minutes left in regulation to force overtime at LIU Brooklyn, but the Blackbirds scored in the extra session for a 2-1 victory.  On Sunday, the Mount's rally from a 3-0 deficit at Wagner came up just short in a 3-2 loss.  Baker had a goal and two assist for the Mount last weekend and now is second on the team with 13 points (5g, 3a).  Alicia Mirando has a team-high seven goals and 14 points this year while Ragan Cote has 10 points (4g, 2a).  Rachel Bourne (1.54 GAA, .708 SV Pct.) and Vicky Cocozza (1.55 GAA, .783 SV Pct.) have split time in goal for the Mount this year.

About the Bulldogs:  Bryant is in the hunt for one of the four Northeast Conference playoff spots with a 10-8 overall record and a 5-4 mark in the NEC.  The Bulldogs are in fourth place in the NEC standings with 15 points, two points ahead of both Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac.  Bryant is coming off back-to-back 1-0 wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and Robert Morris.  Shana Follette, who scored the game-winner in the second overtime against FDU, leads the team with seven goals and 15 points.  Rachel Ivanicki has a team-high five assist while Alex Bengston has three goals.  In goal, Lauren Viverito has started 16 games, tallying a 1.41 goals against average and a .738 save percentage.

The All-Time Series with Bryant:  The Mount holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Bryant that began in 2009.  All three games have had a final score of 2-1, with the mount winning in overtime in both 2009 and 2010.  Last year, the Bulldogs earned a 2-1 win over the Mount at home.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-11-09

A

W

2-1 (2ot)

1-0, MSM

10-29-10

H

W

2-1 (ot)

2-0, MSM

10-26-11

A

L

1-2

2-1, MSM


Last Year's Meeting: 
Sadie Winship scored midway through the second half, but it was not enough as the Mount fell at Bryant, 2-1, last season.  Kaitlyn Hinck scored in the 38th minute and Danielle Scheuer in the 49th minute to put the Bulldogs ahead, 2-0. Bryant held a 19-to-12 edge in shots in the game with Alicia Miller making four saves for the Mount and Lauren Viverito four for the Bulldogs.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-9-1, 2-5-1 NEC) vs. MONMOUTH (9-6-2, 6-2-1 NEC)
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12 pm
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
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About the Hawks:  Monmouth enters Sunday's game looking to clinch a spot in the NEC Tournament.  The Hawks are in second place in the league standings with 19 points (6-2-1 record).  Dana Costello paces Monmouth in scoring 20 points on seven goals and six assists.  Monique Plescia, Monique Goncalves and Alexa Freguletti each have four goals on the year.  Goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy has a 1.31 goals against average and a .708 save percentage this season.   The Hawks are coming off a 3-2 loss to Saint Francis (Pa.) in a game that was for first place in the league standings.  Monmouth is 3-0-1 on the road in NEC play this year.

The All-Time Series with Monmouth:  Monmouth holds a 13-3-2 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1995.  The Hawks are 2-0-2 over the Mount over the past four games, including a 4-0 win last year in West Long Branch, N.J.  The Mount's last win in the series was a 1-0 victory in 2007.

Game-by-Game Breakdown of All-Time Series

Date

Site

W/L

Score

Series Record

10-8-95

A

L

0-2

1-0, Monmouth

10-5-96

H

L

0-2

2-0, Monmouth

10-5-97

A

L

0-5

3-0, Monmouth

11-7-97

N

L

0-1

4-0, Monmouth

10-8-98

H

W

2-1 (ot)

4-1, Monmouth

10-8-99

A

L

0-1

5-1, Monmouth

10-6-00

H

L

1-2 (ot)

6-1, Monmouth

9-28-01

A

L

0-2

7-1, Monmouth

10-4-02

H

W

1-0

7-2, Monmouth

10-29-03

A

L

0-1

8-2, Monmouth

10-3-04

H

L

1-2 (ot)

9-2, Monmouth

10-6-05

A

L

0-5

10-2, Monmouth

10-22-06

H

L

0-1

11-2, Monmouth

11-4-07

A

W

1-0

11-3, Monmouth

10-25-08

H

L

0-5

12-3, Monmouth

9-29-09

A

T

0-0 (2ot)

12-3-1, Monmouth

9-28-10

H

T

1-1 (2ot)

12-3-2, Monmouth

10-7-11

A

L

0-4

13-3-2, Monmouth

 

Last Meeting:  Monmouth scored four times in the second half to down the Mount, 4-0, last year.  Tina Antzoulatos opened the scoring in the 49th minute while Alexandra Baca scored on a penalty kick four minutes later for a 2-0 advantage.  Jill Root and Monique Plescia added goals in the final 10 minutes for the final margin.  Alicia Miller had five saves for the Mount while Jocelyn McCoy had a pair of stops for the Hawks.

Baker Has Big Weekend:  Senior Kelly Baker factored in all three goals the Mount scored last weekend in losses at LIU Brooklyn and Wagner.  Baker scored the Mount's lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to LIU while adding an assist on each of the Mount's goals in the 3-2 loss at Wagner.  Baker has five goals and three assists this season for 13 points.  She has moved into a tie for sixth place with 33 career points while her 13 goals are tied for seventh all-time.

Bujacich Finds Back of the Net:  Senior defender Andrea Bujacich tallied her first collegiate goal in the 71st game of her career when she scored at Wagner this past Sunday.  Bujacich has a goal and two assists this season for the Mount.  For her career, the defender has a goal and four assists for six points in 71 games played.

Tough Road Swing:  The Mount is coming off a four-game road swing in NEC play that saw the team fall by one goal in each game.  There were overtime losses at Quinnipiac (1-0, 2ot) and LIU Brooklyn (2-1, ot).  The Mount is now 2-5 this season in one-goal games.

Win Totals:  Despite its current four-game losing streak, the Mount is in position to match the school record for wins in a season.  The Mount has seven wins this year, just one shy of matching the 1996 squad's school-record eight wins. 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

7-9-1

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).

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.