Garnet Tide Tops Gophers in Second OTTwo Goalkeepers Combine to Make 25 Saves
March 3, 2007
SWARTHMORE, PA — One goal separated Goucher and
Swarthmore for the third year in a row today when Tyler Bradshaw's
unassisted goal with :31 remaining in the second overtime allowed
the Garnet Tide to secure a 5-4 triumph over the Gophers.
The Gophers (0-2) never trailed at any point during regulation as goals by Ross Nochumowitz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) and Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) had them up 2-0 after one period and an unassisted goal by Dan Flamholtz (Baltimore, MD/Park School) made the score 3-1 at halftime.
Goucher assumed a 4-1 lead in the third quarter on a goal by Alan Tiet (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill), but Swarthmore (1-0) closed to within 4-2 on a goal by Stelios Wilson with :04 remaining in the period. The Garnet Tide was able to catch the Gophers thanks to an extra-man goal by Ryan McKenna and an unassisted goal by Gavin Nurick in the fourth quarter.
The Gophers finished with a 38-34 advantage in shots as the two goalkeepers combined to make 25 saves. Goucher's Austin Main (Berlin, MD/Stephen Decatur) made 10 saves in regulation and one in OT prior to Bradshaw's game-winning goal; Swarthmore's Frank Mazzucco was credited with 14 saves, including a pair in the first four-minute overtime period.
Today's game was the eighth in the all-time series between the two schools and all five of Swarthmore's victories over Goucher have been by a single goal. Last year, the Garnet Tide prevailed 8-7 thanks to a goal in the third OT.