Gophers Slip to Fourth Place in CAC

Gophers Slip to Fourth Place in CAC

GK Main Makes Career-High 19 Saves in 11-4 Loss

April 10, 2007 

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD — Goucher's four-game winning streak came to an end today when the Gophers suffered an 11-4 Capital Athletic Conference loss to St. Mary's (Md.).

The Gophers (5-5, 4-3 CAC) trailed only 2-1 at the conclusion of the first quarter, but were outscored, 9-1, in the middle two periods. Cyrus Albertson, who accounted for both of the Seahawks' goals in the opening quarter, tallied his third of the contest in the opening minute of the second period. His fourth goal provided St. Mary's (8-4, 4-2 CAC) with an 8-2 advantage with 3:16 remaining in the third quarter.

Pat Oliphant also scored four times for the Seahawks, who moved past the Gophers and into third place in the CAC with the win. Goucher dropped to fourth place and, with a victory over York on Thursday, would still clinch a home game in the opening round of the CAC championship tournament.

The Gophers were out-shot, 39-22, forcing sophomore goalkeeper Austin Main (Berlin, MD/Stephen Decatur) to make a career-high 19 saves.

Goucher's only goal in the first half was scored by Sam Fitzpatrick (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe), his 13th of the season. Brent Shea (Fallston, MD/Fallston) notched an extra-man goal in the third quarter, and Bryant Boucher (North Wales, PA/North Penn) and Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) supplied the Gophers with goals during the final 15:00.