Mount St. Mary's Lacrosse Announces 2014 Spring Schedule

Emmitsburg, Md. (October 15, 2013) Coming off the program's 11th-consecutive trip to the Northeast Conference tournament, fourth-year head coach B.J. Johnson announced the Mount St. Mary's lacrosse team's 2014 spring schedule highlighted by eight home games at Waldron Family Stadium.

The 2014 Mountaineers will attempt to navigate through a grueling nine-game nonconference schedule before competing against the seven other NEC teams beginning in April.

The Mount jumps into the season with a challenging match-up with Johns Hopkins at home on Feb. 19. The Blue Jays handed the Mount an 18-5 loss last spring and finished 10-7 a year ago. The two sides will be playing for the fifth-consecutive season.

The next two games will be on the road for the Mount with contests scheduled at Lehigh on Feb. 22 and Delaware State on March 1. The Mount is 2-4 all-time versus Lehigh with the last win coming in 2005, while the Mountaineers shut out Delaware State, 18-0, last season in the first-ever meeting.

Six of the Mount's next eight games will take place in Emmitsburg beginning with a March 5 contest against American. The Patriot League semifinalists have not faced the Mountaineers since 2004, and the all-time series sits at 7-2 in favor of American.

The following game against George Mason will be the first in program history. The Mount will take on the Patriots on March 8 at Waldron Family Stadium.

Next, the Mount breaks from its homestand to make the short trip to Washington, D.C. to take on George Washington on March 12. The two sides have faced off every season since 2002 with the Colonials winning nine of the 12 games.

Three days later on March 15, the Mount hosts UMBC in an attempt to avenge last season's 18-4 loss to the Retrievers. UMBC is 12-1 versus the Mount all-time with the Mount's win coming in 2004.

The Mount travels to Pittsburgh, Pa. to play Duquesne on March 23. The game will be the first between the programs since 2004. The Mount won the first two meetings in 1997 and 1998 before falling in 2001 and 2004.

In the nonconference finale, the Mount will look for its first win in three tries against Columbia on March 30. The Mountaineers fell to the Lions each of the last two seasons in New York City.

The first two conference games for the Mount will be played at home versus NEC semifinalist Central Connecticut State on April 4 and NEC runner-up Bryant on April 6. The Mount has dominated the all-time series with CCSU, winning all 14 games including a 5-4 decision last season. Against Bryant, the Mount is 2-2 with the last win in 2011.

During the middle of April, Johnson's squad is scheduled for three-consecutive road games versus teams the Mount defeated a year ago. The stretch begins with Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn. on April 11. It continues at LIU Brooklyn on April 13 and concludes on April 18 at Wagner. The last four games in the Mount St. Mary's/Sacred Heart series have gone to the Mount, while the team is 10-1 all-time versus LIU Brooklyn and 15-3 against Wagner.

The Mount is set for its final regular season home game on April 25 versus Saint Francis University, putting its 11-0 record versus the Red Flash on the line.

In the regular season finale on April 27, the Mount heads to Moon Township, Pa. to take on Robert Morris, looking to improve on its 7-3 all-time record against the Colonials and bounce back from last year's 14-9 loss.

The NEC playoffs are scheduled for the beginning of May with the semifinals on May 2 and the finals on May 4. The Mount has earned a spot in the playoffs for 11 seasons in a row and is tied for the NEC record with 15 overall appearances.

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