We have had a lot of great moments since Goucher joined the Landmark Conference in 2007. While the college athletics world is still on pause due to COVID-19, we will look back at events from our teams from the past since we joined the conference. Each week we will focus on the days that occur from Monday to Sunday for the 2020 calendar year with events from our fall sports every Thursday. We will highlight some great wins and performances for cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball. Men's and women's swimming also jumped into their seasons as we will focus on events that occurred from October 19-25.
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Matthew Malhenzie notched his first collegiate goal at 66:33 to lift the men's soccer team past Susquehanna 2-1 on October 19, 2019. Brandon Cohen got the scoring started with an unassisted tally at 4:25 before Susquehanna tied the match 16 minutes later. Joe May recorded five saves in the win.
Field hockey head coach Stacey Eversley points to a 2-1 win against Elizabethtown in 2018 as her favorite memory as a head coach at Goucher. Jackie Juarez scored unassisted at the 72:24 mark to help the Gophers defeat Elizabethtown for the first time on October 20. Maya Belin posted the first tally of the contest at 34:52 before Elizabethtown tied the game in the 62 minute to set up Juarez's heroics. Devin Brashear turned away six shots in the victory.
The women's volleyball won three matches on October 21, including taking a pair of five-set contests that saw Goucher win the final two sets. Megan Smith tallied 24 kills and 19 digs to lead the Blue and Gold past Stevenson 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 15-4) in 2008. Catie Ditmore (20 digs, 10 kills) and Claire Sauvage-Mar (45 assists, 18 digs) also registered double-doubles in the match. Nine years later, the Gophers repeated the five-set magic in a 3-2 win against former Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary's 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 15-13) in 2017. Greta Coss (24 kills, 14 digs) and Sarah Weeden (23 kills, 13 digs) powered the win while Olivia Rhodes registered 55 assists. Behind 11 kills by Megan Chalk, the Gophers defeated Notre Dame 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-14, 25-10) in 2010.
Traditionally, this week the cross country teams prepare for the upcoming Landmark Conference Championships. The squad competed in the Mustang Twilight Tune Up on this date in 2014. Zach Byrum was the men's top finisher with a 14th-place standing and a time of 13:59.0 to help the men to a fourth-place standing. The women also finished fourth with Anna Sandacz leading the way with an 11th-place finish and a time of 16:40.0.
The women's volleyball team defeated Lancaster Bible 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-20, 25-15) on October 22, 2009. Smith and Sauvage-Mar were the catalyst for the win with 18 digs and 17 kills, and 40 assists and eight digs, respectively.
The women's soccer team posted three wins on October 23 including a couple of one-goal decisions. Katherine Matthew-Parker scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Catholic at the 62:55 mark in 2013. Juliana Harkavy made four saves in the win. The squad also earned a 2-1 win against Wesley on this day. Sisley Pumilia scored the first goal of the game off a Shay Kettner assist at 48:30 before Kettner gave the Blue and Gold a two-goal lead unassisted at 60:18. On this day in 2018, Camryn Mackey and Christina Yarrish both found the twine twice and Sara Naughton dished out two assists in a 5-1 win against Notre Dame.
The women's soccer team earned a pair of wins on October 24. The team defeated Juniata 2-0 behind late second-half goals by Alexa Stewart (76:36) and Samantha Turner (82:01) while Harkavy turned away eight shots. Erica Bulzomi registered a six-save shutout in a 3-0 victory against Notre Dame in 2017. Isabel Suazo posted two goals while Yarrish also found the twine twice and Mackey scored the third goal for the Blue and Gold.
Hadley Couraud and Adam Scipione teamed up to win the Goucher-York Relay Challenge on this date in 2009 for the Blue and Gold harriers. The duo won the event with a time with a time of 26:28.30. The unique event was a 10,000-meter men's and women's relay race where a male runner led off by running a 4,000-meter leg followed by the female with which he was paired running half that distance. After that, the male runner went out for a second time, this time for a distance of 2,000 meters, before his female partner ran the final 2,000 meters of the race. Hannah Southworth and Zach Martin finished fifth with a time of 38:11.44, Katie Shaw and Patrick Squires finished right behind with a time of 38:22.25 and Kate Young and Joey Negreann were eighth with a time of 38:35.97.
Alexis Regopouloswon a pair of events to help the Goucher women's swimming team open the 2015 season with three wins against Frostburg State (114-89), Hood (108-90) and Stevenson (119-81). Regopoulos won the 1000 free (11:12.93) and the 500 free (5:25.89) while placing second in the 200 free (2:06.24). Elizabeth Hannifin was also victorious in the 100 free (57.57) and also swam the final leg of the winning 200-free relay (1:49.60) to clinch the wins against Frostburg State and Hood in the event of the afternoon. Ila Jackson, Kristen Sullivan and Molly Brenton jumped in the pool in the relay before Hannifin finished off the win.
The men's swimming team also defeated Frostburg State (115-87) and Stevenson (119-81) on this date in 2015. Colin Richter won the 200 IM (2:03.99) and finished second in the 100 back (55.14) while finishing off a second-place finish in the 200-free relay (1:33.80). Andrew Coon, Jerel McCord, Justin Prendergast started the relay for the Blue and Gold.
Both the field hockey and men's soccer teams found success in 2014 against Juniata on October 25. Emily Jewell found the back of the cage in a penalty corner scramble at 86:48 to lift the field hockey team to a 1-0 win in double overtime. Demie Huffman made seven stops in the win in Baltimore. The men's soccer team scored four second-half goals to rally past Juniata 4-3 on the road in 2014. Thomas Adair found the twine off a Brandon Weiner assist (55:31), Nate Margolis scored off a George Eh-Khoury (78:34) and Luis Gomes (82:04) tied the match at 3. After having an own goal not go the Gophers way in the first half, Goucher was the recipient of an own goal for the decisive score at 83:02.
Britt Hogstrom won two events on this date to help the Gophers women's swimming team splash into the 2008 season with a 103-100 win against Susquehanna. Hogstrom won the 200 free (2:05.06) and the 100 free (57.40) and swam the anchor leg of the winning 200-medley relay (2:00.14) to open the meet. Bethany Natoli, Lindsey Phillipson-Weiner and Sam Sutherland opened the race for Goucher. Phillipson-Weiner won the 1650 free (20:52.89) and placed second in the 500 free (6:04.14). Natoli was victorious in the 200 IM (2:28.44) and was second in the 100 back (1:06.07) was Sutherland was the first swimmer to touch in the 100 fly (1:05.76) and finished second in the 50 free (27.37). The squad also produced a 130-71 win against Frostburg State and a 131-55 victory against Stevenson on this date in 2014.
The women's swimming team pulled off the trifecta of wins in 2015 while men made that splash in 2014 with wins against Frostburg (139-66), Hood (110-95) and Stevenson (171-7) on this date. Colin Richter won the 200 free (1:29.70) and the 100 back (1:01.65) and then closed the meet by opening the winning 200-free relay (1:42.27). Sam Davis, Dalton Delp and Brian Cha jumped into the pool to finish off the relay. Davis also won the 50 free and placed second in the 100 free (55.77) while Morgan Richter won the 100 fly (1:00.75) and finished second in both the 800 free (9:22.98) and the 400 free (4:40.00).