Gophers Suffer Another OT Loss to Garnet

Gophers Suffer Another OT Loss to Garnet

Hughes Forces OT by Scoring with :13 Remaining in Regulation

April 2, 2008

TOWSON, Md. - Goucher has played Swarthmore every year since the two first met back in 1999, making today's game the 10th in the all-time series between the two schools.

Seven of the games - including today's - have been decided by a single goal.

And five times - including today - the game-winning goal was scored in overtime.

Today it was an extra-man goal by Ben Young with 1:48 remaining in the second overtime period that provided the Garnet (5-4) with a 7-6 victory over the Gophers.

The two teams were never separated by more than two goals and they were tied at 3-3 heading into the final minute of the third quarter. Swarthmore not only broke the deadlock on a goal by Will Predun with :42 remaining in the period, but also took a 5-3 lead when Young scored with just :08 showing on the clock.

The Gophers (6-3) spent the entire fourth quarter trying to catch up and finally did on an unassisted goal by Casey Hughes Woodstock, MD/Mt. Hebron) with just :13 remaining in regulation. Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) and Sam Fitzpatrick (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe) also scored goals for Goucher in the final period.

Both goalkeepers had to make one save in the first OT. Swarthmore's Frank Mazzucca turned away a total of 14 shots; Goucher's Austin Main (Berlin, MD/Stephen Decatur) also made a save in the second OT and finished with nine.