Time Runs Out Before Gophers Make Third Comeback

Time Runs Out Before Gophers Make Third Comeback

Bielecki, Margolis Deliver Goals in 3-2 Loss to Bears

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Goucher overcame a pair of one-goal deficits, but when Ursinus went ahead for a third time tonight on an unassisted goal by Mike Jensen at 88:29, there was hardly enough time for the Gophers to mount yet another comeback. The Bears held on for a 3-2 victory and, in the process, ended their five-game losing streak.

It didn't take long for head coach Bryan Laut's squad to find itself trailing as Dean DerSimonian successfully converted a penalty kick just 49 seconds into the contest to put Ursinus up 1-0. But the Gophers (3-7-1) got that one back in the 11th minute when Hudson Bielecki (Olivebridge, N.Y./Onteora) finished off a corner kick by Parker Bay (Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) by depositing a shot in the center of the goal.

The Bears (5-8) regained the lead at 75:27 when DerSimoanian found Ryan Butler with a pass from the 6, and Butler parked the ball in the bottom right corner.

This time Goucher answered even quicker than in the first half. Just over four minutes after Butler put the Bears ahead, 2-1, Nate Margolis (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North) lifted a shot over the keeper from eight yards out, leveling the score at 2-2 with his fourth goal of the season.

Both teams had scoring opportunities in between the goal by Margolis that created the tie and the one by Jensen that snapped it. Charles Brodsky of the Bears got a shot off in the 86th minute that hit the post; in the 87th minute, Ursinus goalkeeper Kieran Keyser made a save on a shot by Bay and another when Luis Gomes (Bushkill, Pa./East Stroudsburg North) tried to stick the rebound.

Keyser finished with seven saves.

Scott Witte (Wall Twp., N.J./Wall) manned the goal for Goucher and also turned away seven shots. Six of Witte's saves were made in the second half.

The Bears outshot the Gophers, 23-20.