TOWSON, Md. — Except for a two-minute stretch in the first half and the final seven minutes of the contest, Goucher was able to keep Stevenson off the scoreboard this evening. But the two goals the Mustangs scored 1:58 apart in the opening period and the one they tacked on with 6:48 left to play allowed them to prevail 3-0, spoiling the first home game of the season for head coach Megan Williams and her Gophers.
Despite being outshot 13-0 in the first half, the Gophers (0-4) were down only 2-0 as the teams headed off the field at the break. The Mustangs (4-1) broke on top when Alison Kagel tapped in a deflected shot 21:58 into the contest. The lead grew to 2-0 less than two minutes later when Caitlin Dempsey's shot from the right side was on target.
Allyson Moody tallied Stevenson's final goal out of a scramble on the left side.
Demie Huffman played all 70 minutes in goal for Goucher and finished with 12 saves.
The only two shots the Gophers could get off the entire game came in the second half, prior to Moody's goal. Megan Meluskey had the first attempt and Annie Carter the second, and Gabriella Brooks, who took over in goal for the Mustangs at the start of the period, had to make a save on both of them to preserve the shutout.