MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-7-3, 2-2-1 NEC) VS. SAINT FRANCIS U (8-7-1, 4-1-0 NEC)
Friday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-7-3, 2-2-1 NEC) VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE (4-10-0, 2-2-0 NEC)
Sunday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount is set to play two of its final three games of the regular season at home this weekend with showdowns with first-place Saint Francis University on Friday, Oct. 25, followed by another versus fifth-place Central Connecticut State on Oct. 27. With three games remaining, the Mount currently sits in a tie with Wagner for third place in the Northeast Conference.
LAST TIME OUT: After a tough 2-1 loss to Sacred Heart on Oct. 18, Tom Gosselin's squad bounced back with a 2-1 win at Bryant two days later. Bryant score in the fourth minute to take a 1-0 lead. The Mount responded with Jackie Corley's sixth goal of the season in the 34th minute then came up with the game-winner in the 87th minute on Keriann McGettigan's header to seal the victory.
ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS U: Led by three-time Northeast Conference Player of the Year Tesa McKibben, the Red Flash enter the weekend in first place in the conference. The fifth-year senior leads the NEC in goals (12), assists (8), points (32) and shots (106). Saint Francis had won five in a row, including its first four NEC games, before suffering a 2-1 setback versus Central Connecticut on Oct. 20.
LAST TIME VS. THE RED FLASH: In the Mount's NEC opener on Sept. 21, 2012, in Loretto, Pa., the Red Flash scored twice in the first half and once in the second half for a 3-0 win.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. SAINT FRANCIS U: The Mount has an all-time record of 9-13-1 versus Saint Francis. Beginning the series in 1992, the Mount's last win over the Red Flash occurred on Oct. 16, 2009 at Waldron Family Stadium.
LAST 10 YEARS VS. SAINT FRANCIS U (2-7-1 LAST 10 YEARS, 9-13-1 OVERALL):
10-25-03: T (2ot), Mount St. Mary's 1 - Saint Francis U 1, Home
10-29-04: W, Mount St. Mary's 2 - Saint Francis U 1, Home
9-30-05: L, Saint Francis U 2 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Away
10-13-06: L, Saint Francis U 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Home
10-26-07: L, Saint Francis U 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-19-08: L, Saint Francis U 3 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Home
10-16-09: W, Mount St. Mary's 1 - Saint Francis U 0, Home
10-3-10: L, Saint Francis U 6 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Away
10-16-11: L, Saint Francis U 2 - Mount St. Mary's 2, Home
9-21-12: L, Saint Francis U 3 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
ABOUT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: The Blue Devils stumbled out of the gate with five-consecutive losses to open the 2013 campaign. After three wins in a five-game stretch, CCSU had lost three in a row before a 2-1 win over NEC leading Saint Francis U last time out on Oct. 20.
LAST TIME VS. THE BLUE DEVILS: The Mount outshot CCSU by a 16-8 margin on Oct. 12, 2012, but could not crack the defense in a 1-0 road loss in New Britain, Conn. Julie Lavoie scored in the 16th minute for the Blue Devils off a corner kick.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT : After winning the initial matchup in 1995, the Mount has struggled to come up with wins versus Central Connecticut. The Mount is 3-14-1 versus CCSU in 18 all-time matches. In 2011, the Mountaineers' 1-0 win over the Blue Devils was the first in their last 11 tries.
LAST 10 YEARS VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT (1-9 LAST 10 YEARS, 3-14-1 OVERALL):
10-31-03: L, Central Connecticut 5 - Mount St. Mary's 2, Home
10-22-04: L, Central Connecticut 4 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-30-05: L, Central Connecticut 3 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Home
10-6-06: L (2ot), Central Connecticut 3 - Mount St. Mary's 2, Away
10-21-07: L, Central Connecticut 4 - Mount St. Mary's 2, Home
10-10-08: L, Central Connecticut 4 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-25-09: L, Saint Francis U 3 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Home
10-8-10: L (ot), Central Connecticut 2 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Away
10-21-11: W, Mount St. Mary's 1 - Central Connecticut 0, Home
10-12-12: L, Central Connecticut 1 -Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
AMONG THE BEST IN THE NEC: Senior Jackie Corley is sitting in third in the NEC with six goals this season. Her 12 points also tie her for fifth in the conference. Corley has 13 career goals, which put her in a four-way tie for seventh in Mount history.
RECOGNITION FROM THE CONFERENCE: On Oct. 14, Vicky Cocozza earned NEC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and the third time in her career. The sophomore goalkeeper also picked up the award on Sept. 23. Freshman Jackie Glanfield was the recipient of NEC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 23, as well.
TOM GOSSELIN: Tom Gosselin, a 1991 Mount St. Mary's graduate, is in his seventh season at the helm at his alma mater. He guided the Mount to a 7-11-1 mark in 2012, which was the first seven-win season for the program since 2000. He has compiled a 35-79-12 record at the Mount since taking over before the 2007 season.
CHASING HISTORY: Gosselin is currently four wins away from tying Paul Wood for the most career wins in program history. Wood, who coached the team from 1998-2006, compiled 39 wins. Gosselin has 35 victories to his credit.
Paul Wood 39-107-10 1998-2006 9
Tom Gosselin 35-79-12 2007- 7th
Wayne Sanchez 22-25-2 1994-96 3
Laura Johnston 4-12-2 1997 1
Regina Gebhart 4-20 1992-93 2
THE STAFF: Gosselin added Ryan Defibaugh to the staff this season. A former Penn State men's assistant, Defibaugh served as an assistant under Gosselin while the two were at McDaniel. Gosselin also welcomes back Chris Stack in his seventh year at the Mount and second-year coach Alicia Miller, who are both volunteer assistants.
WALDRON FAMILY STADIUM: Since Waldron Family Stadium opened on Oct. 15, 2006, the Mount has compiled an 18-36-7 record at home. The Mount went 4-4-1 at home last season. The rest of the Mount's games this season will be played at home, where the team is 2-2-2 in 2013.
UP NEXT: The Mount concludes the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 3, with a home game versus LIU Brooklyn at noon.