Men's Lacrosse Hosts Manhattan on Saturday Afternoon

Men's Lacrosse Hosts Manhattan on Saturday Afternoon

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-4) vs. MANHATTAN (1-3)
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.


MOUNT UPDATE:  The Mount lost at No.6 Johns Hopkins, 19-9, on Tuesday night to fall to 2-4 on the year.  Brett Schmidt led the Mount with his 14th career hat trick while Andrew Scalley added two goals and two assists.  Anthony Golden tallied his first two goals of the year in the loss.  The Mount led 2-1 midway through the first quarter, but Johns Hopkins tallied the next four goals of the game for a 5-2 lead.  The Mount trailed 6-3 at the half before the Blue Jays outscored the Mount 7-2 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

ABOUT THE JASPERS:  Manhattan is 1-3 this season, defeating Lafayette (11-7) while losing to Rutgers (15-6), Army (14-8) and Providence (12-9).  Ryan Payton and Tyler Jarvis are tied for the team lead with six goals while Marcel Godino has five.  In goal, Michael Wiatrak has started all four games, and has a 12.01 goals against average and a .575 save percentage.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount holds a 13-7 lead in the all-time series with Manhattan.  The Mount and Manhattan were conference rivals in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference from 1996-2010.  The Mountaineers have won three of the past four matchups with Manhattan, including a 10-6 win in the 2010 MAAC Tournament semifinals.  Mount St. Mary's is 5-2 all-time at home against the Jaspers.

THE MOUNT vs. RANKED OPPONENTS:  Mount St. Mary's is 5-48 all-time against ranked opponents since moving to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.  All five of the wins against ranked opponents have come since 2010, including a 12-11 victory over No. 18 Bucknell on Feb. 17.  Last year, the Mount had a pair of wins over ranked teams (#16 Delaware and #20 Robert Morris). 

TOUGH SCHEDULE:  Three of the Mount's first five games this season were against teams ranked in the top six in the nation.  The Mount opened the year with a loss to then #2 Maryland, before falling to then #6 Virginia and current #6 Johns Hopkins.  The Mount has upcoming games against two currently ranked opponents, #14 Drexel and #20 Quinnipiac.

FAST START:  Senior Andrew Scalley leads the Mount with 28 points this season on 12 goals and 16 assists.  Scalley combined for 17 points (6g, 11a) in back-to-back wins over Delaware and Bucknell earlier this season.  He was named the NEC Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the year.

ATTACK LEADS OFFENSE:  The Mount's three starting players on attack have combined to score 40 of the team's 58 goals this season.  Brett Schmidt has a team-high 15 goals, Cody Lehrer has 13 and Andrew Scalley 12.  The trio has combined for 69 points so far in the Mount's six games.

IN THE CAGE:  Sophomore Adam Borgogelli has started each of the past five games for the Mountaineers, tallying a 13.99 goals against average and a .480 save percentage.  Borgogelli is averaging 12.0 saves over the fuive games, which are the first five starts of his career.

SCALLEY NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Senior attack Andrew Scalley earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week for his career-high nine-point effort against Delaware.  Scalley had three goals and six assists in the Mount's 15-12 win, including the go-ahead goal with 6:32 left in the game.  It is the fifth time that Scalley has been named the NEC Player of the Week in his career.

100-POINT SCORERS:  The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (182, 8th all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (159, 12th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (142, 15th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (108, 22nd) all-time at MSM.  It is the first time in school history that the Mount has had four players with 100 or more career points on the roster at the same time.

SCHMIDT HAS NATION'S LONGEST GOAL-SCORING STREAK:  Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 34 games, the longest streak in the country.  Schmidt has scored 77 goals during his 34-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011.  Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 15 consecutive games, tied for the seventh-longest streak in the nation.

CHASING WARNER:  Andrew Scalley and Cody Lehrer are chasing Matt Warner for the Mount's all-time goal record.  Warner scored a school-record 138 goals for the Mount from 2003-06, just one ahead of second-place Steve Ricker (137, 1997-00).  Scalley is 7th all-time at the Mount with 111 goals while Lehrer is eighth with 109 career tallies.

138, Matt Warner (2003-06)
137, Steve Ricker (1997-00)
134, Matt Mundorf (1986-89)
128, Greg Tolker (1985-88)
114, Josh Warfield (2000-03)
112, Roland Miller (1995-98)
111, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
109, Cody Lehrer (2009-pres.)
108, Brian Barry (1973-76)
106, Charlie Horning (1989-92)
103, Mike McNulty (1987-90)
96, D.J. Stevenson (1982-85)
95, Brett Schmidt (2010-pres.)

Andrew Scalley has moved into ninth place on the Mount's all-time assist list with 73 career assists.  Teammate Brett Schmidt is 12th all-time at the Mount with 64 career assists.

THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE:  The Northeast Conference will be in its third season sponsoring men's lacrosse in 2013.  The six schools include the Mount, Bryant, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart and Wagner.  This year, the winner of the NEC Tournament earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

HEAD COACH TOM GRAVANTE:  Head coach Tom Gravante is in his 18th season on the Mount sidelines.  Gravante was been named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and guided the Mount to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 and 2010.  A four-time MAAC Coach of the Year,  and he was named the MAAC Coach of the Year on four occasions.  Gravante broke former Mount coach Randy Kilgore's school record for career wins with his 121st career victory in the Mount's 16-7 win at Wagner last season. He has an all-time record of 124-149.

HAT TRICKS:  Twins Brett and Bryant Schmidt have recorded hat tricks in the same game four times in their careers.  The list of games includes Wagner (April 28, 2012), Michigan (March 24, 2012), VMI (March 10, 2012) and Quinnipiac (May 8, 2011).

HAT TRICKS (PART 2):  Eight different players on the Mount roster have recorded a hat trick in their career.  Cody Lehrer and Andrew Scalley lead the list with 18 career hat tricks each, followed by Brett Schmidt with 14.  The rest of the list includes Bryant Schmidt (8), Jake Willertz (3), Eric Ososki (2), Anthony Golden (2) and Daniel Stranix (1). 

UP NEXT:  The Mount hosts Georgetown on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium on campus.