Goucher Men's Lacrosse Opens 2020 Campaign At Home Against Nationally-Ranked Gettysburg On Wednesday Afternoon

Goucher Men's Lacrosse Opens 2020 Campaign At Home Against Nationally-Ranked Gettysburg On Wednesday Afternoon
The Game
  • Gettysburg (1-0) at Goucher (0-0)
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
  • Beldon Field/Baltimore, Md.
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Opening Tip
  • Goucher opens up its 29th season in program history and eighth under head coach Brian Kelly against nationally-ranked Gettysburg on Wednesday
  • This will be the 10th meeting in the all-time series between the two teams dating back to the 2010 season and the second-straight season opener the Gophers have faced the Bullets
  • Gettysburg has won all nine meetings in the matchup
  • Goucher is playing at home in a season opener for the first time since 2018 and looking for its first season-opening win since that season
About The Bullets
  • Gettysburg, who was picked second in the Centennial Conference preseason poll, comes into the game 1-0 after defeating Messiah 16-10 on Saturday
  • Brian Kolen led the team with four goals and two assists while Kyle Howard added three tallies and two helpers
  • Chris Crowley made nine saves while Alex Ulrich and Mitch Wycoff had nine ground balls
The Last Time We Met
  • Gettysburg defeated Goucher on February 19, 2019
  • Six different Gophers scored in the game, including Matt Woodson (1 goal, 1 assist) and Andrew Sade who return in 2020
  • Michael McCormick paced the Bullets with five tallies and two assists while Andrew Garstka had three markers and two assists
The Last Time Out
  • Goucher finished 2019 5-10 overall, but were 4-4 at Beldon Field
In The Gopher Hole
  • Matt Woodson is the squad's top returning scorer after posting 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points as a junior and has 37 tallies and 52 assists for 89 points in his career
  • Jared Heath had 19 goals and 10 assists for 29 points last season to rank third on the team
  • Andrew Sade also returns for his senior year after registering 22 goals and two assists for 24 points and has 53 tallies and five assists for 58 points in his career
  • Sam Gravel returns to lead the defense after earning all-conference second-team honors last season after leading the team with 53 ground balls and 23 draw controls
  • Justin Lugo made 144 saves last year while Alex Shields had 77 stops
Next Time On The Turf
  • Goucher returns to action at home against Randolph-Macon
  • Game time is 1 p.m.