Adam Borgogelli made 13 saves on 24 shots in Mount St. Mary’s 12-11 upset of then-No. 17 Bucknell Sunday. So it would seem to make sense that the sophomore goalkeeper will get the nod against Delaware this Saturday, right?
Not so fast, according to coach Tom Gravante. Borgogelli got the start against the Bison after beating out freshmen Will Rego and Frankie McCarthy and junior Chris Klaiber in daily evaluations last week, and Gravante liked the competition so much that he’s instituting the same drills this week.
“What we did was we made them battle in practice and the goalie that made the most saves each day was going to get the starting job,” Gravante said. “I’m happy to say that he won, and he got the starting job on Sunday, and we’re going to continue that philosophy with these kids. They have to battle for that spot.”
Borgogelli had the upper hand in Tuesday’s practice and was still atop the depth chart ahead of Klaiber (who started all 15 games last season), Rego (who started the season opener against No. 3 Maryland) and McCarthy, according to Gravante. But the competition is far from over.
“He’ll have to return to the field and stay on top tomorrow,” Gravante said. “The other goalies are right there. They want to play. Rego wants the opportunity and wants that starting job back. The starter from last year, Chris Klaiber, is not happy where he is. So we’re going to continue to put those kids in a position to battle for that spot. It’s just like the rest of the team.”