MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-9, 0-3 NEC) at BRYANT (5-8, 3-0 NEC)
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount dropped to 4-9 overall and 0-3 in the NEC with a 12-11 loss at Robert Morris on Sunday. Brett Schmidt had three goals and three assists in the loss while Daniel Stranix chipped in a hat trick as well. The Mount rallied to cut a four-goal deficit to one, but could not come up with the tying goal down the stretch. Andrew Scalley leads the Mountaineers in scoring with 57 points (26g, 31a) while Schmidt is second on the team with 53 points (32g, 21a). Adam Borgogelli has an 11.57 goals against average and 110 saves in 11 games played in the cage.
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Bryant enters Saturday's game 5-8 overall and in first place in the NEC with a 3-0 league record. Bryant defeated Wagner, 15-6, last Saturday behind hat tricks from Shane Morrell, Colin Dunster and Cody Isdaner. Bryant has won five of the past six games after starting the season 0-7. Morrell (21g, 12a) and Alex Zomerfeld (22g, 11a) are tied for the team lead with 33 points.
THE ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount holds a 4-1 lead in the all-time series with Robert Morris that began in 2005. Last year, the Mount posted a 16-15 win over top-seeded Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference semifinals after falling to the Colonials, 17-14, during the regular season. The Mount is 2-1 all-time on the road against Robert Morris, averaging 16.3 goals per game.
LAST YEAR AGAINST BRYANT: The Mount lost to Bryant, 12-6, in the Northeast Conference Championship game after falling to the Bulldogs, 17-9, in the regular season. In the title game, Bryant raced to a 6-0 lead in the opening 10:25 of the game en route to the victory. The Mount trailed 10-1 at the half before cutting the deficit to 11-5 early in the fourth quarter. Andrew Scalley had two goals and two assists for the Mount in the loss. Colin Dunster scored four times for Bryant in the win.
BRETT SCHMIDT PICKS UP PACE: Brett Schmidt has taken over the team lead with 32 goals this season. Schmidt has recorded three points or more in each of the past 12 games. He has 15 goals and nine assists over the past five games, including a six-point effort (3g, 3a) in his last game at Robert Morris. For the year, the Rochester Rattler draft pick has 53 points on 32 goals and 21 assists. Schmidt is 12th in the nation with 4.08 points per game.
SCHMIDT HAS NATION'S LONGEST GOAL-SCORING STREAK: Senior attack Brett Schmidt has scored at least one goal in each of his past 41 games, the longest streak in the country. Schmidt has scored 94 goals during his 41-game goal streak, which began on March 9, 2011. He has scored two or more goals in 30 of the 41 games. Schmidt's 41-game point scoring streak is the fourth-longest streak in the country.
ATTACK LEADS OFFENSE: The Mount's three starting players on attack (Andrew Scalley, Brett Schmidt and Cody Lehrer) have combined to score 80 of the team's 131 goals (61.1 percent) this season. All three have reached the 20-goal plateau this year with Schmidt leading with 32, followed by Scalley (26) and Lehrer (22).
100-POINT SCORERS: The Mount has four players with 100 career points in Andrew Scalley (211, 3rd all-time at MSM), Brett Schmidt (189, 8th all-time as MSM), Cody Lehrer (152, 14th all-time at MSM) and Bryant Schmidt (119, 19th) 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.
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 125 career goals. Cody Lehrer has moved into sixth with 118 goals while Brett Schmidt is tied for 8th with 112 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)
125, Andrew Scalley (2010-pres.)
118, Cody Lehrer (2009-pres.)
114, Josh Warfield (2000-03)
112, Roland Miller (1995-98)
112, Brett Schmidt (2010-pres.)
SCALLEY PILING UP THE POINTS: Senior Andrew Scalley leads the Mount with 57 points on 26 goals and 31 assists this season. Scalley is seventh in the nation in points per game (4.38) while he is 10th in assists per game (2.38). The senior attack has posted four games this year with eight or more points, and has scored six goals in a game twice (Manhattan and Georgetown).
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. The senior attack has 211 career points on 125 goals and 86 assists. Greg Tolker (1985-88) set the school record with 235 career points with Matt Mundorf (1986-89) ranking second with 212.
DISHING IT OUT: Andrew Scalley leads the Mountaineers with 31 assists, giving him 86 for his Mount career, tied for sixth on the school's all-time list. Teammate Brett Schmidt has 77 career helpers, good for 10th all-time in school history.
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).
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.
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 17. The rest of the list includes Bryant Schmidt (8), Jake Willertz (3), Eric Ososki (2), Anthony Golden (2) and Daniel Stranix (2).
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 126-154.
UP NEXT: The Mount concludes the 2013 season at Wagner on Saturday, April 27, with a 1:00 p.m. game.