Preseason play has wrapped up for the Mounties Women’s Basketball Team as they look ahead to kicking off the regular season this coming weekend. League play begins Saturday, Nov 2nd against the St Thomas University Tommies in Fredericton. The home opener is Sunday, Nov 3rd against the UNBSJ Seawolves. Saturday's game will be a 2PM tipoff and Sunday's game will start at 1PM.
Preseason travel took them to both Montreal and Fredericton this fall. The Mounties compiled a record of 2-5 while getting the chance to play against excellent competition across three different conferences including games against four nationally ranked programs. These games were highlighted by a 57-56 exhibition win over the reigning ACAA Champion Mount Saint Vincent Mystics in thrilling fashion. The exhibition schedule was rounded out by home and home combined practices with the UNB Reds who play out of the AUS conference. The Mounties traveled to UNB in September and UNB visited Sackville this past Sunday, Oct 27th.
Although the Mounties graduated six fantastic seniors they remain excited for what lies ahead for the program in the 2019-20 season. A young roster with plenty of players ready to step up into new roles still remains and an intriguing recruiting class have the Mounties ready to prove themselves in what looks to be a tough ACCA conference this year. When asked about preseason play, Mounties Head Coach Ryan Chase stated “We’ve shown some great strides as a young group and although we still have a lot of work to do we have shown when playing at our best we are able to compete with the very best from across the country. We feel our exhibition schedule has prepared us well and we can't wait to get the season started this weekend.”