Witte's 11 Saves Not Enough for Gophers

Witte's 11 Saves Not Enough for Gophers

Gophers Fall to 2-2-1 at Home

TOWSON, Md. — Scott Witte (Wall Twp., N.J./Wall) stopped 11 shots in net, but it was the three that got by him, including one off his teammate's foot, that proved to be the difference.

A scoreless tie was broken right before the 20-minute mark when Drew (8-2-1, 2-1 Landmark) found itself on the receiving end of a lucky bounce. A shot appeared to be heading well wide, but the ball struck a Goucher (3-6-1, 1-3 Landmark) foot, redirecting into the side netting.

The teams kept each other scoreless over the next 40 minutes before some fancy footwork from Daniel Ratyniak created space in the box, leading to a 2-0 lead.

Michael Pezzuti closed the scoring for the Rangers with a header off a corner kick to ice the game.

Witte's 11 stops establishes a new career high for the freshman keeper, matching his career total entering the game.