Emmitsburg, Md. (March 30, 2013)--Mount St. Mary's lost to Sacred Heart, 14-5, in the Northeast Conference opener at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Brett Schmidt had two goals and an assist in the loss.
After Sacred Heart's Matt King scored just over a minute into the game, the Mount (4-7, 0-1 NEC) rattled off the next three goals to take a 3-1 advantage. Bryant Schmidt started the run when he converted a pass from twin brother Brett to tie the score. Brett then scored back-to-back goals, the second coming with 58 seconds left in the opening quarter that gave the Mount a two-goal cushion.
The Pioneers (1-8, 1-0 NEC) countered Schmidt's second goal when Stephen Kontos won the face-off, raced down field and set up Mike Mawdsley for the first of his four goals just seven seconds later. That goal began a streak of nine unanswered scores by Sacred Heart over the next 31 minutes.
Cody Marquis scored four minutes into the second quarter to even the score at 3-3. Alex Miiller gave Sacred Heart the lead for good with 8:37 left in the first half, and Andrew Newbold's first goal of the season just over a minute later made it 5-3. Trevor Dauses closed out the scoring in the first half, giving the Pioneers a 6-3 advantage.
Sacred Heart dominated play in the third quarter, scoring all four goals to stretch the advantage to 10-3. Mawdsley started the surge with his second goal of the game just 31 seconds into the third quarter. Matt Gannon, Shane Foley and Dauses also scored in the quarter for the Pioneers.
The Mount scored a pair of extra-man goals in the opening minute of the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 10-5. Cody Lehrer converted an Andrew Scalley pass for the first goal, and Eric Ososki tallied the next goal for the Mount. Sacred Heart answered with extra-man goals from Foley and Mawdsley to take a 12-5 lead with 13:00 left in the game. Gannon and Mawdsley added the final two goals of the game.
Brett Schmidt led the Mount with two goals and an assist in the loss. Schmidt has now scored a goal in 39 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation. Scalley added a pair of assists for the Mount as well.
Mawdsley led Sacred Heart with four goals and an assist while Gannon chipped in two goals and three assists. Foley and Dauses added two goals each in the win with Miller finishing with three points (1g, 2a) in the game.
Sacred Heart goalkeeper Jon Flood made 14 saves in the win, while Mount goalkeeper Frankie McCarthy had eight saves in his first collegiate start.
The Pioneers held a 44-31 advantage in shots in the game and forced the Mountaineers into 19 turnovers.
The Mount returns to action on Saturday, April 6, at Quinnipiac.