Mansfield women’s hoops release schedule

MANSFIELD – Mansfield coach Alison Tagliaferri and the women’s basketball program announced its 26-game schedule for the 2014-15 season.

The schedule features 14 home games at Decker Gymnasium and an exhibition match-up against Division I Binghamton.

The Mountaineers open the season at Binghamton’s 5,000 seat Events Center for an exhibition contest on Nov. 7. Mansfield has faced the Bearcats in exhibition contests in three of the last four seasons.

The regular season gets underway on Nov. 15 when the Mounties host Central Penn for their home opener at Decker. The game is one of four non-conference games for Mansfield this season.

The Mountaineers hit the road for their PSAC opener at Kutztown on Nov. 19. Mansfield will play a home and away series with each of the eight other teams in the PSAC eastern division along with six crossover games with western division opponents. The 2014-15 season marks a return to PSAC crossover games counting toward divisional standings.

Mansfield returns home to take on PSAC eastern division foe Cheyney on Nov. 22 before hosting LeMoyne on Nov. 25 in non-conference action. The Mountaineers welcome rival Lock Haven to Decker on Dec. 6.

Mansfield has a four-game home stand when it hosts California and Lincoln in weekend games on Dec. 20 and 21 and host Slippery Rock and Edinboro on Jan. 3 and 4.

Mansfield rounds out the season with home games against Bloomsburg (Jan. 14), West Chester (Jan. 24), Kutztown (Jan. 28), Millersville (Feb. 4) and Shippensburg (Feb. 11) before hosting East Stroudsburg on Feb. 21 for senior day.