The Mountaineers fell to Robert Morris 2-1 last time out, dropping them to 2-9-4 overall and 1-4-2 in Northeast Conference (NEC) play on the year. The Colonials took the advantage in the 22nd minute on Christopher Coridon's first goal of the season. The Mountaineers were able to even the score with just under five minutes remaining in the half on Jonathan Godette's penalty kick goal. After RMU was called for a handball in the box, Godette fooled Colonial goalie Winter Fondi with a chip shot down the middle on the penalty kick to even the match at 1-1. The goal was Godette's second of the season. The score remained deadlocked at 1-1 through the majority of the second half until the Colonials struck for the go-ahead goal as the clock ticked under four minutes remaining. Zac Sherman connected on a header off a cross into the box, but Mount goalie Bobby Edwards turned away the attempt with a nice diving save. Riccardo Rota was waiting on the doorstep and one-timed the rebound into the back of the net to give the Colonials a 2-1 advantage, which they held onto for the remaining 3:57 of play.
Goals: Boris Nana Tonzi (4), Jonathan Godette (2), Six players tied (1)
Assists: Miguel Lucero (3), Jonathan Godette (2), Andrew Lasso (2)
Points: Boris Nana Tonzi (8), Jonathan Godette (6), Andrew Lasso (4)
Shots: Jonathan Godette (35), Yann Kouemi (15), Joel Tshiani (11)
Save Pct.: Bobby Edwards (.760)
SCOUTING ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
The two-time defending Northeast Conference Champions currently sit in a tie for fifth place in the league standings with a 3-3 mark and a 6-9 overall record. St. Francis Brooklyn plays at Sacred Heart on Friday, before welcoming in the Mount for the matchup on Sunday. Ali Tounkara (5g) and Marco Torriani (3g, 1a) lead the team's offense, and Andrea Lubbia owns a .652 save percentage and 1.52 goals against average in 11 starts in net.
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Mount and St. Francis Brooklyn will meet for the 25th time in series history on Sunday. The Terriers hold a 12-10-2 advantage, including a 7-4 mark on their home turf. In the most recent matchup between the two teams in 2012, St. Francis Brooklyn posted a 3-1 win at home.