Berger Sticks Pair of Goals as Gophers Top Shoremen

Berger Sticks Pair of Goals as Gophers Top Shoremen

Holbrook Records Fourth Shutout So Far in 2009, Lowers GAA to 0.50

TOWSON, Md. – Evan Rosse (Concord, Mass./Bedford) tallied his team-leading fourth goal of the season and Jay Berger (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) scored once in each half as Goucher improved to 4-0 against in-state opponents this season with a 4-0 triumph over Washington (Md.) tonight on Beldon Field.

Exactly two minutes after he set up the goal by Rosse that staked the Gophers (5-1) to a 1-0 lead midway through the first half, Tim McMullen (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) gave his team a two-goal advantage over the Shoremen (2-3) by successfully drilling a penalty kick.

Berger scored his first goal at 32:31, providing Goucher with a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half, and his second at 53:09. Manuel Carranza (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) picked up an assist on the first of the junior midfielder's two goals.

The Gophers finished with a 17-9 edge in shots.

"I felt it was a fantastic effort for the entire 90 minutes by my guys," victorious head coach Gary Dunda said after the non-conference contest. "We played a lot of kids and every one of them did what we wanted them to. We locked in and played our style, and when we do that for 90 minutes, we can get a nice, well-deserved win over a good team like Washington."

The offensive support was certainly appreciated by senior goalkeeper Justin Holbrook (Claymont, Del./Wilmington Friends School), who recorded his fourth shutout of the season by making four saves. In each of the first three shutouts, Holbrook was spotted a 1-0 lead and each time he managed to make it stand up through the end of regulation.

After six games, Holbrook's goals-against average this season is at 0.50 and his save percentage at .906.