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By the numbers: 2014 schedule for Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse

Mountaineers open season with three consecutive games on road and nine overall away from Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg

By Edward Lee

The Baltimore Sun

9:33 PM EDT, October 17, 2013

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Mount St. Mary’s released Wednesday its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Mountaineers, who went 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the Northeast Conference and failed to qualify for the four-team league tournament last year.

10: Mount St. Mary’s edged Bryant, 10-9, on April 20. The Bulldogs, who will host the Mountaineers on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m., have won the last two NEC tournament championships.

9: Maryland has won all nine meetings against Mount St. Mary’s, which will visit Byrd Stadium in the season opener for both teams on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.

8: The Mountaineers lost by a margin of at least eight goals four times last season. Their worst setback was a 23-6 rout by the Terps on Feb. 12.

7: Mount St. Mary’s will play just seven games at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg next spring. The remaining nine contests will be on the road.

6: The Mountaineers will tangle with six Northeast Conference foes – an increase from five last year. Hobart and St. Joseph’s have replaced Quinnipiac in the league.

5: The Mountaineers and Towson will meet for the fifth time on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The Tigers have won all four prior contests.

4: Mount St. Mary’s will play a four-game homestand – the longest of the season – in March. The team will face Drexel on Saturday, March 15 at 12 p.m., UMBC on Saturday, March 22 at 12 p.m., Robert Morris on Tuesday, March 25 at 4 p.m., and Hobart on Saturday, March 29 at 12 p.m.

3: The Mountaineers will open the season with three straight road contests. After taking on Maryland, the team will visit Georgetown on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. and Delaware on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

2: Mount St. Mary’s will meet UMBC for only the second time since 2003. The Retrievers edged the Mountaineers, 10-8, on March 23.

1: Mount St. Mary’s and Hobart will face each other for the first time in each program’s history. Mountaineers coach Tom Gravante, a 1988 graduate for the Statesmen, was a two-time first-team All-American attackman who recorded 141 goals and 69 assists while leading Hobart to Division III national titles in each of his four seasons there.

The full schedule

Feb. 8       at Maryland                 1:00 PM    
Feb. 12     at Georgetown             3:00 PM    
Feb. 22     at Delaware                 1:00 PM    
Feb. 25     Virginia                       4:00 PM    

Mar. 1       at Towson                   7:00 PM    
Mar. 4       Johns Hopkins            4:00 PM    
Mar. 8       at Manhattan               1:00 PM    
Mar. 15     Drexel                         12:00 PM    
Mar. 22     UMBC                        12:00 PM    
Mar. 25     Robert Morris*           4:00 PM    
Mar. 29     Hobart*                      12:00 PM    

Apr. 1       at Saint Joseph's*        7:00 PM    
Apr. 5       at Bucknell                  1:00 PM    
Apr. 12     at Bryant*                    1:00 PM    
Apr. 19     Wagner*                      12:00 PM    
Apr. 26     at Sacred Heart*          1:00 PM

May 2       at Northeast Conference Semis                 TBA    
May 4       at Northeast Conference Championship Game TBA

*Northeast Conference game