ASHLAND, Va. – Goucher College suffered a heartbreaking 10-9 loss in overtime at Randolph-Macon in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets scored six the final seven goals of the afternoon including tying the game at 9 with one second left in regulation. Randolph-Macon then scored the decisive tally with 3:07 left in overtime. The Gophers won the face off in the extra session, but a turnover gave the Yellow Jackets the ball and then the decisive tally.
Andrew Sade (Lewisberry, Pa./Northern York) paced Goucher (0-2) with four goals. The junior, who has five goals on the year, notched his eighth multi-goal game of his career and his sixth contest with at least a hat trick. The four tallies match his career high set against Drew University on April 21, 2018 and against Moravian College on April 28, 2018.
Jeremy Buckler (Severna Park, Md./Mount St. Josephs) added a goal and a career-best two assists while Matt Woodson (Timonium, Md./McDonough) tallied a goal and an assist in the loss. Buckler has notched a goal in back-to-back games for the third time in his career while posting his first multi assist game. Woodson has now registered a goal and an assist in consecutive games while he has registered a point in 19-straight contests.
The Gophers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Woodson scored unassisted at 13:11 before the junior assisted Sade at 10:31. Sade then found the twine unassisted at 10:11 for a three-goal lead.
After Randolph-Macon scored, Jimmy Russo (Frederick, Md./St. John's Catholic) handed Goucher a 4-1 lead with his second tally of the season unassisted at 8:29.
Sade started the scoring in the second quarter unassisted at 13:47 for a 5-1 advantage. Randolph-Macon posted the final two goals of the quarter, but the Gophers held a 5-3 edge at the break.
Goucher came out of halftime by scoring three unanswered markers, Bucker set up Zephan Harnish (Woodsboro, Md./Walkersville) at 12:36 before Rashaan Evans (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) dished out his first collegiate assist on Sade's fourth goal of the afternoon at 4:06. Buckler capped the spurt with an unassisted tally at 1:28 for an 8-3 advantage.
The Yellow Jackets scored to close the third quarter and the first four goals of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 8 with 6:06 left.
Jared Heath (Windham, N.H./New Hampton) scored his first collegiate goal off a Buckler feeder with 36 seconds left to momentarily hand the Gophers a 9-8 edge. Randolph-Macon then scored with one second left in regulation and in the first minute of overtime to earn the win.
Goucher will make its 2019 home debut against McDaniel College on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.
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