The Mount St. Mary’s carousel at goalkeeper has spun back to Adam Borgogelli. The sophomore is expected to start Sunday’s Northeast Conference game at Robert Morris, coach Tom Gravante announced Friday.
Freshman Frankie McCarthy had started the last two contests, but he was pulled after surrendering seven goals and making just one save in 10 minutes, 34 seconds of play in the team’s 12-8 loss to Quinnipiac last Saturday. Borgogelli – who has made nine starts this season – replaced McCarthy and allowed five goals while making nine stops in the last 49:26.
“Adam’s back in the net for us,” Gravante said. “He’s done a nice job this week, and I’m confident. I was confident of putting him in the game against Quinnipiac as well. I gave Frankie the opportunity because I didn’t think that he played poorly in the Sacred Heart game [a 14-5 setback on March 30]. We just didn’t give him support offensively. It’s not like us to only score five goals in a conference game. … If we went toe-to-toe with Quinnipiac in the first quarter, Frankie might still be in the net for us. But the first five shots they took went in, and he just wasn’t ready to play. So I had to get him out of there.”
Gravante said he did not think there would be any other changes to the starting lineup. But he did say that sophomore Mark Hojnoski, who scored one goal last Saturday, would get more playing time as the fourth attackman.
Gravante said he has faith in the current group of starters to help the Mountaineers (4-8 overall and 0-2 in the conference) get back on track against the Colonials (5-5, 1-1).
“My staff and I firmly believe that we just need to play better,” he said. “They lost their mojo and they’ve got to get it back. They were flying high at the beginning of the season and playing with swagger. And then things kind of took a turn, and now they have to figure out how to get that back.”