MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's improved to 3-0 with a win at Howard on Tuesday afternoon. Yann Kouemi converted a Miguel Lucero corner kick in the third minute of the game to propel the Mount to the 1-0 victory. Kouemi and Boris Nana Tonzi are tied for the team lead with two goals this year while Lucero has a team-high three assists. Andrew Chwalik has started all three games in goal, posting a 1.33 goals against average.
SCOUTING NAVY: Navy has opened the 2019 season with four consecutive victories. The Midshipmen are ranked third in the United Coaches Atlantic region poll, and are receiving votes in the NCAA Top 25. Navy has allowed just one goal in the four games, and have posted shutouts in each of the past three contests. Navy is coming off a 2-0 win at home against Saint Peter's on September 8. Jacob Williams and Matt Nocita each have two goals to lead Navy's offense while Ian Bramblett has a 0.25 goals against average and a.900 save percentage in four starts in goal.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Navy leads the all-time series with the Mount, 5-2-1. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since a 3-1 Navy victory in Annapolis, Md., on September 10, 2009. The Mount's lone win in the series was a 3-0 victory in Emmitsburg on October 1, 2008. The Mount is 1-2-0 all-time at home against the Midshipmen.
HOT START: The Mountaineers are off to a 3-0 start this season, the team's best start since the 1997 squad also opened the year with three consecutive wins. The Mount has been 4-0 on six occasions, the last time coming in 1993.
IN THE POLLS: Mount St. Mary's received votes in the United Soccer Coaches latest national rankings. The Mount received 19 votes in the poll, tied with West Virginia for the 30th most on the list. The Mountaineers are also ranked regionally, ranked seventh in the Northeast Region. This is the second consecutive week that the Mount has received votes in the national poll.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: The Mountaineers begin a three-game road swing at Army with a 6:00 p.m. matchup on Tuesday, September 17. The Mount then heads to James Madison on September 21 before opening Northeast Conference play at Robert Morris on Friday, September 27.