Sea Gulls Regain Control with Six-Goal Run

Sea Gulls Regain Control with Six-Goal Run

Richardson Becomes All-Time Leader in Face-offs Won

February 28, 2007 

SALISBURY, MD — Back-to-back goals by Brent Shea (Fallston, MD/Fallston) allowed Goucher to pull into a 2-2 tie with Salisbury today. But the Sea Gulls, who were looking to extend their all-time record in Capital Athletic Conference contests to 80-0, regained the lead with a run of six unanswered goals and went on to defeat the Gophers, 19-4.

Matt Hickman, who finished with five goals in the victory, provided the Sea Gulls with a 2-0 advantage with a pair of unassisted goals in the opening 2:10. Shea put the Gophers on the scoreboard for the first time with an unassisted goal with 11:53 remaining in the first quarter and created a 2-2 tie when he tallied the only extra-man goal for either team the entire contest.

Goucher (0-1, 0-1 CAC) wouldn't score again for more than 20 minutes. By the time Alan Tiet (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill) ended the drought with an unassisted goal with 4:23 remaining before halftime, the Sea Gulls (4-0, 3-0 CAC) had built up an 8-2 advantage.

The Gophers were limited to six shots and an unassisted goal by Brian Hoge (Crofton, MD/Arundel) in the second half.

Hickman's five goals boost his total for the season to 17.

Jerod Richardson (Fallston, MD/Fallston) handled every face-off for the Gophers, winning 16 of them to became the all-time leader in face-offs won at Goucher. The junior midfielder's new total of 403 wins places him ahead of the former record-holder, Craig Wolinski (1995-98), who won 394 face-offs during his four-year career.