MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-4) vs. GEORGETOWN (2-2)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: Andrew Scalley had career highs of six goals and 10 points to lead Mount St. Mary's to a 16-7 win against Manhattan on Saturday. Leading 5-4 in the third quarter, the Mount St. Mary's scored 10 of the next 11 goals to earn the victory. Cody Lehrer added a hat trick while Eric Ososki and Brett Schmidt each recorded a goal and two assists in the win. Goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli made 12 saves in the cage for the Mountaineers.
ABOUT THE HOYAS: Georgetown fell to Harvard, 8-6, on Saturday, and is 2-2 on the season. Brian Casey and Reilly O'Connor each had two goals in the loss. Casey leads the Hoyas in scoring with 13 points while scoring a team-best nine goals. O'Connor has 11 points on six goals and five assists while Jeff Fountain has 10 points on five goals and five assists. Jake Haley (1-1, 8.50 GAA, .605 SV Pct.) and Alex Joyce (1-1, 9.30 GAA, .500 SV Pct.) each have two starts in the cage for the Hoyas.
THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount holds a 15-14 advantage in the all-time series with Georgetown, but the Hoyas have won the past 14 matchups. Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1989, the Mountaineers are 3-14 against Georgetown. Last year, the Hoyas rallied from a 7-4 third-quarter deficit to post a 9-8 win. Georgetown outscored the Mountaineers, 4-0, in the fourth quarter to seal the come-from-behind win.
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 plays at #13 Drexel on Saturday.
FAST START: Senior Andrew Scalley leads the Mount with 38 points this season on 18 goals and 20 assists. Scalley combined for 17 points (6g, 11a) in back-to-back wins over Delaware and Bucknell earlier this season, and posted a career-best 10 points on six goals and four assists in the 16-7 win over Manhattan.
ATTACK LEADS OFFENSE: The Mount's three starting players on attack have combined to score 50 of the team's 72 goals (69.4 percent) this season. Andrew Scalley has a team-high 18 goals while Brett Schmidt and Cody Lehrer have 16 each. The trio has combined for 85 points in the seven games.
IN THE CAGE: Sophomore Adam Borgogelli has started each of the past six games for the Mountaineers, tallying a 12.65 goals against average and a .507 save percentage. Borgogelli is averaging 12.0 saves over the six games, which are the first six starts of his career.
SCALLEY NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME: Senior attack Andrew Scalley earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the third time this year after tallying 14 points in a pair of games. The senior attack had career highs of 10 points and six goals in the Mount's 16-7 win against Manhattan. Earlier in the week, Scalley had a pair of goals and two assists in the Mount's 19-9 loss at No. 6 Johns Hopkins. Scalley has been named the NEC Player of the Week six times in his career.
100-POINT SCORERS: The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (192, T6th all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (162, 12th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (145, 15th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (110, T21st) 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. Scalley needs just eight points to become the third player in school history to reach the 200-point plateau.
SCHMIDT HAS NATION'S LONGEST GOAL-SCORING STREAK: Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 35 games, the longest streak in the country. Schmidt has scored 78 goals during his 35-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011. Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 16 consecutive games, tied for the sixth-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's six-goal game against Manhattan moves him into fifth place on the Mount's all-time goal list with 117. Cody Lehrer is tied for seventh with 112 career goals while Brett Schmidt is tied for 12th with 96 career markers.
MOUNT ALL-TIME GOAL LIST
138, Matt Warner (2003-06)
137, Steve Ricker (1997-00)
134, Matt Mundorf (1986-89)
128, Greg Tolker (1985-88)
117, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
114, Josh Warfield (2000-03)
112, Roland Miller (1995-98)
112, 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)
96, Brett Schmidt (2010-pres.)
DISHING IT OUT: Andrew Scalley leads the Mountaineers with 20 assists, moving him into ninth place on the Mount's all-time assist list. Teammate Brett Schmidt is 12th all-time at MSM with 66 assists. Scalley's 75 career assists are tied for the third-most in the nation while Schmidt's total of 66 are tied for eighth.
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.
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).
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 125-149.
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 19 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 heads to #13 Drexel on Saturday, March 16. Face-off is set for 1:00 p.m.