MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-9-3, 2-4-1 NEC) vs. LIU BROOKLYN (6-10-1, 4-3-0 NEC)
Sunday, Nov. 3, 12 p.m.
Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount concludes the 2013 campaign with Sunday's home game versus LIU Brooklyn. With a win, the Mount could finish the year as high as fifth in the Northeast Conference standings and one spot out of the four-team playoff picture.
SENIOR DAY: Prior to Sunday's game, Mount St. Mary's will honor its four seniors for their contributions to the women's soccer program. Ragan Cote, Jackie Corley, Keriann McGettigan and Kate Murphy will all be playing their final home games at Waldron Family Stadium on Sunday.
Cote has netted six goals in her four years, while her 10 career assists are the fifth-most in Mount St. Mary's history. She has played in 70 games with 46 starts in her career. Corley is tied for seventh in Mount history with 13 career goals. The Mount's leading goal scorer this season with six, she has played in 68 games with 41 starts. McGettigan has appeared in 66 career games and has been in the starting lineup on 32 occasions. Her career numbers include five goals and five assists. A staple of the Mount's backline, Murphy is tied for ninth in Mount history with 71 games played and has started 56 games. This season, she has accounted for two goals and two assists.
LAST TIME OUT: The Mount suffered a 2-0 loss versus Central Connecticut State on Oct. 27 at Waldron Family Stadium. Ragan Cote took a team-high five shots and goalkeepers Rachel Bourne and Vicky Cocozza combined to make 10 saves for the Mount. The Mountaineers held CCSU off the score board in the first half, but the Blue Devils netted two goals in the second half for the win.
ABOUT LIU BROOKLYN: The Blackbirds enter the weekend with four wins in their last five games. Last week, LIU claimed a pair of 3-2 victories at home versus Robert Morris and Bryant. For the fourth-place Blackbirds, Jenn Peters has been the most dangerous offensive weapon with six goals, including three game-winners, as well as three assists. Goalkeeper Jessica Sexton carries a 1.35 goals against average and a .800 save percentage.
LAST TIME VS. THE BLACKBIRDS: LIU's Sydney Ciufo came away with the golden goal in the first overtime to hand the Mount a 2-1 defeat on Oct. 19, 2012. Earlier in the game after LIU took the 1-0 lead, Kelly Baker evened the score at 1-1 in the 88th minute to force overtime.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. LIU BROOKLYN: The Mountaineers and Blackbirds have matched up each season since 1997. The Mount won three of the first five meetings before LIU won nine of the next 11 matchups. The Mount is 4-11-1 all-time versus LIU including a 1-0 win in 2011.
LAST 10 YEARS VS. LIU BROOKLYN (1-8-1 LAST 10 YEARS, 4-11-1 OVERALL):
9-28-03: L (ot), LIU Brooklyn 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Home
9-26-04: L, LIU Brooklyn 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-16-05: T (2ot), Mount St. Mary's 1 - LIU Brooklyn 1, Home
10-29-06: L, LIU Brooklyn 3 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-7-07: L, LIU Brooklyn 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Home
10-31-08: L, LIU Brooklyn 7 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
10-2-09: L, LIU Brooklyn 2 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Home
10-24-10: L, LIU Brooklyn 1 - Mount St. Mary's 0, Away
9-30-11: W, Mount St. Mary's 1 - LIU Brooklyn 0, Home
10-19-12: L (ot), LIU Brooklyn 2 - Mount St. Mary's 1, Away
AMONG THE BEST IN THE NEC: Senior Jackie Corley is fourth in the NEC with six goals this season. Her 12 points also put her in sixth in the conference. Corley has 13 career goals, which puts 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 has compiled a 35-81-12 record at the Mount since taking over before the 2007 season. His 35 wins are four away from tying Paul Wood for the most career wins in school history.
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 18-38-7 record at home. The Mount is 2-4-2 at home in 2013.