Mount St. Mary's to Challenge No. 13 Drexel on Saturday

Mount St. Mary's to Challenge No. 13 Drexel on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-4) at No. 13 DREXEL (4-2)
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Vidas Field, Philadelphia, Pa.


MOUNT UPDATE:  Andrew Scalley tallied six goals and three assists to pace Mount St. Mary's to a 14-6 win over Georgetown on Tuesday.  It was the Mount's first win over the Hoyas since 1991.  Eric Ososki and Cody Lehrer each added two goals in the win while goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli made six saves in the victory.  The Mount took control of the game by scoring all four goals in the second quarter for a commanding 10-3 halftime advantage.

ABOUT THE DRAGONS:  Drexel saw its four-game win streak snapped at Bucknell, 17-8, on Tuesday.  Ryan Belka scored three times in the loss while Andrew Vivian and Robert Church added two goals each.  Belka leads Drexel with 23 points (14g, 9a) while Ben McIntosh (13g, 8a) and Church (13g, 8a) each have 21 points.  In goal, Will Gabrielsen has a 13.49 goals against average and a .495 save percentage in four starts while Cal Winkelman has an 11.32 goals against average and a .525 save percentage in two starts.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES: Drexel holds a 4-0 lead in the all-time series with the Mountaineers, including an 11-6 win at Waldron Family Stadium last season.  The Mount is 0-2 all-time at Drexel, falling 15-9 in 2011 and 14-11 in 1998.   Last season, Drexel pushed out to a 7-2 third-quarter lead before the Mount rallied to cut the deficit to 8-6 after three quarters.  The Dragons, however, scored all three goals in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.  Brett Schmidt led the Mount with two goals and an assists while Aaron Prosser had a hat trick for Drexel.

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's matchup with #13 Drexel will be the fourth time this year the team has played a ranked opponent.

SCALLEY LIGHTING UP THE SCOREBOARD:  Senior Andrew Scalley has recorded 19 points (12g, 7a) over his past two games, and now has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in eight games this year.  Scalley is averaging 5.88 points per game this year, good for third in the nation. 

200 POINTS:  Andrew Scalley became the third player in school history to reach 200 career points with his nine-point game in the Mount's 14-6 win over Georgetown on Tuesday.  The senior attack has 201 career points on 123 goals and 78 assists.  Greg Tolker (1985-88) set the school record with 235 career points with Matt Mundort (1986-89) ranking second with 212.

ATTACK LEADS OFFENSE:  The Mount's three starting players on attack have combined to score 59 of the team's 88 goals (67.1 percent) this season.  Andrew Scalley has a team-high 24 goals while Cody Lehrer has 18 and Brett Schmidt 17.  The trio is averaging a combined 7.38 goals per game this year.

IN THE CAGE:  Sophomore Adam Borgogelli has started each of the past seven games for the Mountaineers, tallying an 11.63 goals against average and a .506 save percentage.  Borgogelli is averaging 11.1 saves over the seven games, which are the first seven 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 (201, 3rd all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (165, 12th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (147, 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.

SCHMIDT HAS NATION'S LONGEST GOAL-SCORING STREAK:  Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 36 games, the longest streak in the country.  Schmidt has scored 79 goals during his 36-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011.  Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 17 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 has 12 goals over the past two games to move into fifth on the all-time list with 123 career goals.  Cody Lehrer has moved into a tie for sixth with 114 goals while Brett Schmidt is 12th with 97.

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

DISHING IT OUT:  Andrew Scalley leads the Mountaineers with 23 assists, moving him into a tied for eighth place on the Mount's all-time assist list.  Teammate Brett Schmidt is 11th all-time at MSM with 68 assists.  Scalley's 78 career assists are tied for the third-most in the nation while Schmidt's total of 68 are 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 126-149.

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.  Andrew Scalley leads with 20, Cody Lehrer has 19, and Brett Schmidt 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 returns to action on Saturday, March 23, with a 1:00 p.m. game at UMBC.