GEORGETOWN, Texas — A senior who had never before scored more than three goals in a game, turned in a six-goal, four-assist performance in leading Goucher past Southwestern (Texas), 16-4, this evening.
After an unassisted goal by Erin Reifsnyder (Austin, Texas/St. Andrew's Episcopal) wiped out an early 1-0 lead for the Pirates (4-5), Hannah Mae Brown (Pinedale, Wyo./Dunn School) had a hand in each of the Gophers' next five goals. First she picked up assists on goals by Emily Lindsay (Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake) and Anneke Ossorio (Lafayette, Colo./Kent Denver School), then scored two goals in a span of less than two minutes and finished up with assist No. 3 of the contest on a goal by Megan Meluskey (Wilmington, Del./Concord).
Despite all of Brown's offensive contributions, Goucher's advantage was reduced to 6-3 when Southwestern's Adrienne Dodd scored off a free-poisition shot with just over six minutes remaining before halftime. That, however, turned out to be enough time for the Gophers (5-4) to tack on another goal by Muluskey and one by Rita Meissner (Yonkers, N.Y./Yonkers), stretching their lead to 8-3 after 30 minutes.
By scoring the first four goals of the second half, Goucher had Southwestern down 12-3 with just over 21 minutes still to be played, but after the Pirates responded with an unassisted goal by Allison Schmitt to close to within 12-4, the Gophers held their opponent scoreless the rest of the way as they won on the road for the first time this this season.
Reifsnyder and Ossorio both scored three times in the victory; Reifsnyder finished with five assists, one more than Brown's total. For Southwestern, Schmitt had two goals and an assist.
Goucher's dominance is reflected in many of the other statistics compiled from the game. For starters, the Gophers outshot the Pirates, 25-17, and won the battle for ground balls: 43-21. They were also the beneficiaries of 24 turnovers by the home team.
This was Goucher's final non-conference tune-up prior to taking on Elizabethtown in a Landmark Conference contest on Beldon Field this coming Saturday. The opening draw is set for 3 p.m.