CARLISLE, Pa. — After four consecutive games against Landmark Conference opponents, Goucher went up against a non-conference for this afternoon. In Dickinson, however, the Gophers were facing a team that is currently tied for second place in the Centennial Conference.
The Red Devils struck for three goals in a span of less than five minutes in the first half and then tacked on one more goal in the closing moments of the contest to come away with a 4-0 victory over head coach Megan Williams' squad.
A pair of unassisted goals by Erica Marshall provided Dickinson with a 2-0 advantage before the contest was even 12 minutes old. Julia Applegate upped the lead to 3-0 when she tallied her fourth goal of the season with 20:04 still to play in the first half.
Marshall notched her 11th goal of the season with 2:06 left to play to close out the scoring.
The Red Devils (12-3) outshot the Gophers, 52-11.
Sophomore Demie Huffman (Granville, Ohio/Granville) and freshman Taylor Striar (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) shared time in goal for the Gophers (3-11). Huffman got the start and made nine saves before being replaced by Striar, who remained in the game for the final 47:35 and was credited with a career-high 14 saves.
In addition to the 23 saves by the two goalies, three field players for Goucher made a defensive play on a Dickinson shot to prevent a goal. Emily Gill (White Hall, Md./North Harford) came to Huffman's rescue just 2:24 into the contest when the score was still 0-0 and Liz Weiner (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) picked up her third defensive save of the season by turning a shot by Tara Black away late in the first half.
Goucher's third defensive save was courtesy of Antonia DiLuca (Ardmore, Pa./Friends Central), who stopped a shot by Applegate with 4:39 left to play.