Mount St. Mary's to Face UMBC in Men's Lacrosse on Saturday

Mount St. Mary's to Face UMBC in Men's Lacrosse on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-5) at UMBC (2-5)
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
UMBC Stadium, Catonsville, Md.

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MOUNT UPDATE:  The Mount lost to then No. 13 Drexel, 14-11, on Saturday.  Brett Schmidt led the Mount with five goals and an assist while Andrew Scalley chipped in a goal and three assists in the loss.  Cody Lehrer and Eric Ososki added two goals each while Bryant Schmidt tallied a goal and two assists in the game.  The Mount rallied from a 4-0 deficit to take an 8-7 lead at the half.    Brett Schmidt's fifth goal of the game stretched the lead to 10-8 with 1:36 left in the third quarter, but Drexel scored the next five goals of the contest to earn the victory.

ABOUT THE RETRIEVERS:  UMBC lost to Towson, 12-9, on Tuesday night to fall to 2-5 on the season.  Pat Young led the Retrievers with three goals and an assist while Phil Poe won 15 of 25 face-offs in the game.  Scott Jones leads UMBC with 14 goals and 17 points while Nate Lewnes has 15 points on seven goals and eight assists.  Adam Cohen has started four games in goal, posting a 13.33 goals against average and a .412 save percentage while Wes DiRito has three starts with a 12.31 GAA and a .452 save percentage.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mountaineers are 0-19 all-time against UMBC.  This will be the first meeting between the two squads since a 16-7 UMBC win on Feb. 21, 2003.  The Mount and UMBC met every year from 1988-95 and 1997-2003.  Mount St. Mary's is 0-7 all-time at UMBC.

SCALLEY LIGHTING UP THE SCOREBOARD:  Senior Andrew Scalley has recorded 23 points (13g, 10a) over his past three games, and now has 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points in nine games this year.  Scalley is averaging 5.67 points per game this year, good for fourth 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 205 career points on 124 goals and 81 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 (Andrew Scalley, Brett Schmidt and Cody Lehrer) have combined to score 67 of the team's 99 goals (67.7 percent) this season.  All three have already reached the 20-goal plateau this year with Scalley leading with 25 goals, Schmidt with 22 and Lehrer with 20.

SCALLEY NAMED NEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR FOURTH TIME:  Senior attack Andrew Scalley earned NEC Player of the Week honors for the fourth time this year after tallying 13 points in a pair of games.  The senior attack led the Mount to its first win over Georgetown since 1991 with six goals and three assists.  He followed with a goal and three helpers in the Mount's 14-11 loss at Drexel.  Scalley has been named NEC Player of the Week four times this year, and seven times in his career.

100-POINT SCORERS:  The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (205, 3rd all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (171, 12th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (149, T14th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (113, T20th) 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 37 games, the longest streak in the country.  Schmidt has scored 84 goals during his 37-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011.  He has scored two or more goals in 26 of the 37 games.  Teammate Andrew Scalley has notched a goal in 18 consecutive games, tied for the seventh-longest streak in the nation.  Scalley has scored 47 goals over the 18 games.

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 moved into fifth on the all-time list with 124 career goals.  Cody Lehrer has moved into fifth with 116 goals while Brett Schmidt is now 12th with 102 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)
124, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
116, 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)
102, Brett Schmidt (2010-pres.)

DISHING IT OUT:  Andrew Scalley leads the Mountaineers with 26 assists, moving him into eighth place on the Mount's all-time assist list.  Teammate Brett Schmidt is 11th all-time at MSM with 69 assists.  Scalley's 81 career assists are fourth in the nation while Schmidt's total of 69 are tied for ninth.

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.

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 defeated then #18 Bucknell, 12-11, on February 17.

THE MOUNT vs. RANKED OPPONENTS:  Mount St. Mary's is 5-49 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 126-150.

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 15.  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 opens Northeast Conference play when it hosts Sacred Heart at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Waldron Family Stadium on campus.