MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-3) vs. #20 GEORGETOWN (2-1)
Tuesday, February 26 | 3:00 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Maryland | Waldron Family Stadium
UMBC held off a second-half comeback attempt by Mount St. Mary's and came away with a 13-10 win on Saturday, dropping the Mountaineers to 0-3 to begin the season. Sam Stephan was outstanding for the Mount, going 21-of-27 on face-offs while picking up 18 ground balls. Stephan's 21 face-off wins are tied for the second-most in a single game in program history, and his 18 ground balls are also second-most by a Mount player. To go along with his dominating performance that included a perfect 12-for-12 mark on face-offs in the second half, Stephan also netted his first goal of the season. Freshman Jared McMahon paced the Mount on the offensive end with five points on three goals and two assists, while Joe Bethke added three points on a pair of goals and one assist.
Goals: Bethke (5), DiPretoro (4), Frankeny (4)
Assists: Mangan (2), Bethke (2), J. McMahon (2)
Points: Bethke (7), DiPretoro (5), J. McMahon (5)
Ground balls: Stephan (29), Furnback (12), McIntosh (10)
Caused turnovers: Mangan (7), McIntosh (7), Pirozzi (4)
Face-offs: Stephan (37-70)
Save pct.: Furnback (.438)
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman attackman Jared McMahon was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. McMahon saw his first action of the season on Saturday at UMBC and the rookie showed up in a big way, registering a game-high five points on three goals and a pair of assists. McMahon helped shift momentum in the Mount's favor in the third quarter, tallying four of his five points in the frame. The rookie played a part in three straight goals late in the period as he scored back-to-back before assisting on Matt Haggerty's tally to bring the Mountaineers within a pair. The rookie's five points are the most by a Mount player this season.
DIPRETORO CLOSING IN ON 100
Senior attackman Chris DiPretoro has four goals in the opening three games this season, and now has 92 total in his collegiate career. With eight more goals, DiPretoro would become just the 13th player in program history to reach the 100-goal milestone. Matt Warner (2003-06) is the Mount's all-time leader in career goals with 138.
SCOUTING #20 GEORGETOWN
The Hoyas are ranked 20th in the latest USILA Coaches Poll and 19th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. They opened the year with wins over Northeast Conference members Sacred Heart (13-10) and Robert Morris (14-11), before suffering their first loss of the year at the hands of Towson (14-8) on Saturday. Georgetown's offense is led by Daniel Bucaro (10g, 7a) and Jake Carraway (8g, 5a). Owen McElroy has posted a .545 save percentage and 11.67 goals against average in three starts in goal.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Tuesday's game will mark the 17th straight season that the Mount and Georgetown have faced off. The Hoyas have won the last two meetings and own an 18-5 overall advantage in the series. The Mount's last win over Georgetown was an 11-8 victory in 2016. Last season, the Hoyas rolled to a 16-6 victory behind four points (2g, 2a) from Carraway and three goals by Matt Behrens. Stephano Mastro and Luke Frankeny led the Mountaineers with two goals apiece in the contest.
Mount St. Mary's heads to VMI for a matchup on Saturday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.