Rangers Secure Title with 8-5 Win Over Gophers
Second-Most Wins in History of Goucher's Program
May 3, 2008
MADISON, N.J. - Goucher was denied the inaugural Landmark
Conference title today when the Gophers lost to top-seeded Drew,
8-5, in the championship game of the conference's postseason
The Gophers got on the scoreboard first, taking a 1-0 advantage on an unassisted goal by Alan Tiet (Aurora, CO/Smoky Hill) 4:54 into the contest. But, as it turned out, it would be their only lead of the game. After Mike Sayers put Drew ahead 2-1 by scoring with :30 remaining in the first quarter, neither team scored again until Cooper Mazon (Littleton, CO/Mullen) set up a goal by Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) 2:59 into the third period, tying the score at 2-2.
The Rangers (9-7) responded with three straight goals, taking a 5-2 lead on a goal by Jon Bucknam with 2:53 remaining in the third quarter. The Gophers (11-5) got two of those goals back and closed to within 5-4 on an unassisted goal by Alex Boucher (North Wales, PA/Germantown Academy) with 1:50 left in the period, but before time expired, Drew was able to regain a two-goal advantage thanks to another goal by Bucknam.
The Gophers, who won more games than the 11 this season only once in their 17-year existence, were limited to only five shots and a goal by Tiet in the fourth period.
The Rangers finished with a 34-28 edge in shots.