Know Your Enemy - Mt. St. Mary's

Know Your Enemy - Mt. St. Mary's





After a brief hiatus from counting all of Lodge’s money for him (all in singles to facilitate making it rain) I’m back to give you the low down on the Mountainee…wait a second. The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers? Oh come on. Use a little creativity here. Anyway, the Mountaineers come into the land where the killa’s dwell sporting a .500 4-4 record on the season. They just beat Georgetown on Tuesday night by 8 goals. Nope, not a typo: Georgetown. 3 of their losses come to ranked opponents Maryland, Virginia, and John’s Hopkins. This team is hungry to push the program to a new level.

Down to personnel. Scalley, Scalley, Scalley. Senior Andrew Scalley has 47 (23g, 24a) points in eight games this season and 19 (12g, 7a) in his last two. His .588 PPG is good for 3rd in the country and he was just added to the Tewaaraton watch list.  As for the rest, their attack is their focal point. They have 59 of the teams 88 goals. Also contributing are Cody Lehrer (18g, 5a) and Brett Schmidt (17g, 12a). Schmidt also boasts the nation’s longest goal streak scoring in 36 consecutive games. The midfield is led by Eric Ososki (6g, 3a) who is a big boy at 6’3”, 215lbs, as well as local Ridley product Dan Stranix (8g,3a) who is no slouch either at 6’4”, 205lbs.

The defense is backed by sophomore goalie Adam Borgogelli. He has started the last 7 games for The Mount with 11 GAA  and has a .506 save percentage. Leading the long poles is LSM Mark Burns (3g, 1a, 29gb, 10ct) who is a stud. The only pole that has started all 8 games for Mount St. Mary’s is sophomore Alex Stefkovich. The rest of the close defensemen seem to filter through, and I couldn’t quite decipher if it was injuries or poor play as the root cause. Controlling the pace of the game is Jon Marsalese who is sporting a 47% win percentage at the x.

Time to put up or shut up. This team CAN NOT be overlooked. They beat Bucknell this season who just put a hurting on the boys this past week. Get focused. We need to make sure these kids come in expecting a walk in the park and get greeted by West Philly lacrosse. That’s it.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.