Garnet Tide Tops Gophers in Second OT

Garnet Tide Tops Gophers in Second OT

Two 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.