Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Visits LIU Brooklyn on Friday

Mount St. Mary's Women's Soccer Visits LIU Brooklyn on Friday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-6-2, 0-0-1 NEC) at LIU BROOKLYN (2-7-2, 0-1-0 NEC)
Friday, September 28, 2018, 3 pm
LIU Field, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Live Stats | NEC Front Row

MOUNT UPDATE:  Kayla Hughes scored early in the second half to lift the Mount to a 1-1 draw with Fairleigh Dickinson in the Northeast Conference opener on Sunday.  Hughes leads the Mount with four goals this season.  Maggie Barron made six saves in the tie, including a crucial one in the first overtime.  Barron has a 1.10 goals against average and a .750 save percentage in five starts this year.

ABOUT LIU BROOKLYN:  LIU Brooklyn lost its Northeast Conference opener, 1-0, in overtime at Saint Francis U to fall to 2-7-2 overall.  Marian Awad leads the Blackbirds with six goals this season while Kimberly Butland has two goals and a pair of assists for six points.  LIU has had three different goalkeepers start:  Meghan Haley (3GP, 1.42 GAA, .789 SV Pct.), Aline Allman (5 GP, 1.56 GAA, .750 SV Pct.) and Megan Virgin (6 GP, 2.36 GAA, .760 SV Pct.).  LIU is 2-1-1 at home this season.

ALL-TIME SERIES:  LIU Brooklyn holds a 15-5-1 lead in the all-time series with the Mountaineers.  The Blackbirds have won the past two matchups, and five of the last six in the series.  Last year, LIU edged the Mount, 1-0, at Waldron Family Stadium.  Three of the past six games have gone to overtime, with LIU winning all three times.  The Mountaineers are 0-10-0 all-time on the road against LIU Brooklyn.

LAST YEAR'S MATCHUP:  Dana Wiesmore scored on a header on a cross from Kimberly Butland 32 seconds into the second half to lift LIU to a 1-0 win last year at the Mount's Waldron Family Stadium.  The Mount held a 20-to-14 edge in shots in the game, and a 10-to-3 advantage in corner kicks.  Despite carry play for a good portion of the match, the Mount was unable to get the ball past Aline Allmann, who made seven saves in the game..  For a full recap, click HERE.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Senior Kayla Hughes was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.  Hughes tallied three goals in a pair of games to pace the Mount offense.  She scored twice in a 4-3 loss at UMBC before scoring the Mount's lone goal in the 1-1 draw with Fairleigh Dickinson.  Hughes leads the Mount with four goals and eight points.

CAPTAINS:  Lauren Bogardus, Charlotte Elrod, Bianca Gillman, Gianna Pomykacz and Jenna West will be the Mount's captains in 2018.

PRESEASON PREDICTIONS:  The Mountaineers were picked ninth in the annual Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll that was released on Monday.  Two-time defending champion Saint Francis U is the preseason favorite.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:  Up next, the Mount hosts Robert Morris at 4 pm on Friday, October 5th.