Gophers Sitting at 5-1 After Turning Back Bison, 5-2

Gophers Sitting at 5-1 After Turning Back Bison, 5-2

TOWSON, Md. — Another offensive powered performance by Goucher today produced a 5-2 victory over Bethany (W.Va.) and extended the team's winning streak to five games. This marks the first time since the 1995 season that the Gophers have strung together five consecutive victories.

Goucher got the ball rolling early as five penalty corner opportunities were awarded its way in the opening minutes. The Gophers (5-1) capitalized when Annie Carter (Ann Arbor, Mich./Saline) notched her third goal of the season, assisted by Emily Jewell (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch), to put her team up 1-0.

After a shot by Caroline Less (Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames) was saved, Lizzie Barminski (Ventura, Calif./Buena) swooped in to score her fifth goal of the season at 15:02, extending the Goucher lead to two. Three minutes later, Barminski blistered another shot past the opposing keeper, this tim  assisted by Kristen Shklanko (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) and Melissa Joseph (Laurel, Del./Sussex Technical).

With four minutes left in the first period, Sarah Shklanko (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) added to Goucher's lead with an unassisted goal.

The Bison (2-5) placed two shots on goal in the first half, both being saved by Demie Huffman (Granville, Ohio/Granville), who was relieved by Liz Zengel (Smithfield, Va./Smithfield) prior to the start of the final 35 minutes of play. Quiche Johnson (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the remaining 16 minutes after relieving Zengel.

Bethany got on the board in the 50th minute as Courtney Gill pushed one past the Gopher keeper.

The Gophers scored again midway through the second half via the penalty stroke. Rachel Crain (Charlotte Hall, Md./Chopticon) made the attempt and lifted it past the Bethany keeper for her second goal of the season.

Bethany's Morgan Turner scored a goal in the 64th minute, cutting the Goucher lead to 5-2.

Goucher opens up the Landmark Conference portion of its schedule on Saturday, Sept. 26 when it welcomes Moravian to Beldon Field for a 4 p.m. matchup.