Sorry I couldn't talk with you for very long when you called me a few days ago. Had a store full of customers at the time and they were all in a hurry.
So you once again are the victim of another cancellation at the last minute. It hasn't been a good year for scheduling. My Cardinals finally got the 2 games they needed to fill their schedule after the Buff State tournament didn't work out. I was hoping we might get a home game out of the re-scheduled games but no such luck. To take the place of the 2 games we lost on 11-21 and 11-22 when the Coles Tournament was supposed to be played we end up with a game at Western Connecticut on 11-21 and then travel to Skidmore on 11-24. Plattsburgh will only play at home 10 times this season and 9 of those games are conference matchups. The only non-conference game we have at home this year out of 7 non-con games is Middlebury. At least that game, which should be our toughest non-conference game is the one that's at home. I'll be watching my Cardinals online a helluva lot more than I wanted to this year. We'll just have to win the regular season conference crown so I can get a couple of more home games.
So now Buffalo State goes to the Montclair State tournament thinking they will play two Division III opponents only to have one of them cancel out. And the replacement team, which you get to play in your first game, is Penn State-Mont Alto, a non DIII school. It just isn't your year I guess. Penn State-Mont Alto is a USCAA school that plays in the Penn State University Athletic Conference against all those other schools that have Penn State and a hyphen in their name. The good news is they were one of the better teams in that conference as they were 23-6 last year. They return 6 players from last year that account for 43.5 ppg of the 78.5 ppg that they averaged.
I dug deep into my magic bag for some links to give you these tidbits of statistics that you would have never found in a million years of searching.
Stats from last season which I challenge you to find anywhere: http://www.psuacsports.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/teams/pennstatemontalto?view=lineup
The roster from last season: http://www.psumontaltoathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/roster
The posted roster from this season which is only showing the returning players at this time as the recruits and transfers aren't listed yet: http://www.psumontaltoathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/roster
Hope this helps you with your scouting reports.
68 hours until practice can officially begin. 31 days and 68 hours until game day. I can't wait.
PS: Congratulations on the Bengals big win over Ithaca in football on Saturday. That will set up a huge game against St. John Fisher in a couple of weeks that could be for the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. I've got my fingers crossed.