Gophers Knock Off Greyhounds to Get to .500

Gophers Knock Off Greyhounds to Get to .500

Flamholz Picks Up 100th Career Assist in 8-2 Triumph

April 25, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher kept its chances of finishing with a winning record in 2007 alive today by pinning an 8-2 setback on Moravian before a Gopher Stadium crowd of 135.

When Dan Flamholz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) was awarded an assist on the extra-man goal Ross Nochumowitz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) scored midway through the first quarter to put the Gophers (8-8) ahead 1-0, he became the first player in the history of the school's men's lacrosse program to reach 100 career assists.

Flamholz tallied his only goal of the contest just before time expired in the first quarter, boosting Goucher's lead to 3-0.

Following a scoreless second period, the Greyhounds (2-13) got on the scoreboard for the first time 1:30 into the third quarter on a goal by Cruz Sierra. The Gophers, however, scored the next three goals of the contest to open up a 6-1 advantage.

Goucher outscored Moravian, 2-0, in the fourth period. An unassisted goal by Casey Hughes (Granite, MD/Mt. Hebron) with 10:24 remaining put the Gophers ahead 7-2; an extra-man goal by Brent Shea (Fallston, MD/Fallston) with 6:28 left to play made the score 8-2.

Goucher, which closes out its season against St. Vincent on Saturday and will finish above .500 with a victory, unleashed a total of 47 shots in today's game, forcing goalie Benjamin Larson of the Greyhounds to make 17 saves.

Moravian is the third of three teams on the Gophers' 2007 schedule that will be joining Goucher in the new Landmark Conference in 2007-08. Earlier, head coach Kyle Hannan's squad defeated Catholic, which, like Goucher, will be leaving the Capital Athletic Conference for the Landmark, and Drew, which like Moravian, currently resides in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The other schools that will be in the Landmark Conference are Juniata, Scranton, Susquehanna and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.