Gophers Pull Away for 8-4 Victory Over Saints

Gophers Pull Away for 8-4 Victory Over Saints

Wins Gives Goucher 11-10 Lead in All-Time Series

April 5, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher took over sole possession of third place in the Capital Athletic Conference today by pinning an 8-4 setback on Marymount.

Both teams produced three goals in the first quarter, but after tying the score at 3-3 midway through the period on an unassisted goal by Kevin Conklin, the Saints (4-8, 2-4 CAC) went 28:43 before scoring their next goal. The Gophers (5-4, 4-2 CAC) tallied the only goal of the second quarter, going ahead to stay when Casey Hughes (Granite, MD/Mt. Hebron) stuck one in the cage with only :44 remaining before halftime.

Goals by Alan Tiet (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill) and Sam Fitzpatrick (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe) in the first five minutes of the third quarter bumped Goucher's lead to 6-3 before Marymount picked up an unassisted goal by P.J. Keshavarz to close to within 6-4. Before the end of the period, however, the Gophers regained a three-goal cushion on an unassisted goal by David Jadin (Chanhassen, MN/The Blake School).

Bryant Boucher (North Wales, PA/North Penn) closed out the scoring with 3:46 remaining in the fourth quarter with his second goal of the contest for the Gophers.

Both goalkeepers reached double figures in saves. Austin Main (Berlin, MD/Stephen Decatur) of the Gophers was credited with 10 saves, while his counterpart, Alex Hammer, turned 12 Goucher shots away.

With their eighth straight victory over Marymount, the Gophers assumed an 11-10 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools.