Gophers Overtake Spartans in Opening Round

Gophers Overtake Spartans in Opening Round

Up Next: Top-Seeded Salisbury in CAC Semifinals

April 17, 2007 

YORK, PA — Goucher overcame a 4-2 deficit at halftime and defeated York, 7-6, today in the opening round of the 2007 Capital Athletic Conference championship tournament.

The victory not only avenged an 11-3 loss to the Spartans back on April 12, but it also advanced head coach Kyle Hannan's squad into the CAC semifinals where they will face top-seeded Salisbury on Friday. The Sea Gulls were also victorious in a first-round game today as they overwhelmed Catholic, 27-2.

The Spartans (5-8) led 3-2 after one period and Ryan Schab's extra-man goal 3:32 into the second quarter provided York with a two-goal advantage at halftime.

After being limited to eight shots the entire first half, the Gophers (6-7) went on the offensive in the third quarter, scoring the first four goals of the period to assume a 6-4 lead. Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) not only scored the goal that put Goucher ahead for the first time at 5-4, but he also supplied what proved to be the game-winning goal when he tallied an extra-man goal in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

York closed to within 7-6 on an unassisted goal by Kyle Henninger with :21 remaining and then won the ensuing face-off, but was never able to get off another shot.

Bryant Boucher (North Wales, PA/North Penn) matched Duff's two-goal performance for the Gophers; Adam Cross accounted for two of York's six goals.