Gophers Cage Bearcats, Finish Above .500

Gophers Cage Bearcats, Finish Above .500

Gophers Cage Bearcats, Finish Above .500

Flamholz Concludes Four-Year Stay with 103 Assists

April 28, 2007 

LATROBE, PA — Goucher turned a three-goal lead into a more commanding six-goal cushion by scoring three times within a span of :46 late in the third quarter today on the way to a 13-8 triumph over St. Vincent.

The two teams were knotted up at 2-2 after one period, but on the strength of an 11-3 edge in shots, the Gophers (9-8) outscored the Bearcats, 5-2, in the second quarter. Back-to-back-to-back goals by Dan Flamholz (Baltimore, MD/Park School), Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) and Casey Hughes (Granite, MD/Mt. Hebron) provided Goucher with a 6-3 advantage. The Bearcats (3-8) got one of those goals back on an extra-man opportunity, but with only :07 remaining before the end of the first half, Bryant Boucher (North Wales, PA/North Penn) restored the Gophers' lead to three goals with an even-strength goal that was assisted by Sam Fitzpatrick (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe).

Goucher was ahead 8-5 heading into the final minute of the third quarter, and it was at that point that the Gophers essentially sealed the outcome with successive goals by Boucher, Fitzpatrick and Flamholz. Ross Nochumowitz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) picked up assists on the final two goals of the period-ending run.

The Gophers, who prevailed in their final three games to end the season with a winning record, had three players with at least four points in today's contest: Flamholz finished with three goals and a pair of assists, while Hughes and Fitzpatrick both contributed two goals and an equal number of assists to the victory. Flamholz concluded his four-year career at Goucher as the school's all-time leader in assists (103).