Reifsnyder, Khin Evenly Split Goucher's Six Goals
TOWSON, Md. — It took Goucher just 14 seconds to get on the scoreboard against Lebanon Valley this afternoon and, less than a minute later, the Gophers assumed a 2-0 advantage.
The rest of the way, however, goals didn't come as quickly or as often.
The Gophers managed only two more goals in the first half and trailed 8-4 after 30 minutes, and then could only add two more goals to their total in the second period as the Flying Dutchmen came out on top, 14-6.
Erin Reifsnyder (Austin, Texas/St. Andrew's Episcopal) and Hannah Khin (Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth) evenly split Goucher's six goals. Reifsnyder provided the Gophers (1-2) with an early 1-0 lead when she tallied an unassisted goal after Rita Meissner (Yonkers, N.Y./Yonkers) controlled the opening draw.
After Khin put Goucher up 2-0 with the first of her three goals, four different players scored for Lebanon Valley over the next 6:54. Khin's second and third goals both made it a one-goal game at the time, but the Flying Dutchmen (2-0) began to pull away by scoring the final three goals of the first half.
The first four goals of the second half also belonged to Lebanon Valley as the visitors stretched their lead to 12-4 on a goal by Mel Modrick with 10:25 remaining.
Reifsnyder scored twice in the final 9:46, including once on a free-position shot.
Bailey Benz and Hana Krechel were a potent 1-2 offensive punch for the Flying Dutchmen, who finished with a 29-18 edge in shots. Benz contributed five goals and three assists to the victory, while Krechel became the first player in the history of her school's women's lacrosse program to reach 300 career points with her four-goal, three-assist performance.
Megan Meluskey (Wilmington, Del./Concord), Anneke Ossorio (Lafayette, Colo./Kent Denver School) and Kat Carnevale (Portland, Ore./St. Mary's Academy) were all credited with three of Goucher's final total of 17 caused turnovers.