TOWSON, Md. - The Goucher College men's soccer team scored a pair of goals in each half and kept visiting Wilson off the board for all 90 minutes to record a convincing 4-0 win on Wednesday night at Beldon Field
With the win, the Gophers moved to 2-8-1 overall for the year, while Wilson fell to 2-5-4 with the loss.
To start the match, both teams came out firing, taking a combined 16 shots in the first 45 minutes alone. Finally, in the 35th minute of action, the Gophers struck.
There, sophomore Zach Brumbalow (Eldersburg, Md.) scored his second goal of the 2018 season to give Goucher a 1-0 lead. Two players were credited with assists on the play, as first-year Jack Tchantchuing-Ngoko (Silver Spring, Md.) played a pass to senior Dalen Thompson (Maplewood, N.H.), who dished it off to Brumbalo for the scoring chance.
A mere minute and four seconds later, the Gophers scored again. This time, first-year Nick Haines (Taneytown, Md.) got in on the act, scoring an unassisted goal off a deflected Wilson team save to give Goucher a 2-0 lead into intermission.
The second half was controlled by the Gophers, with Goucher holding an 8-3 edge on shots in the period. In the 71st minute, Tchantchuing-Ngoko put Wilson away with a goal from about 15 yards out that gave Goucher a commanding 3-0 lead.
Tchantchuing-Ngoko ended his evening with another unassisted goal in the 79th minute for the final tally of the night, the third goal of his first season in the program.
From there, the Goucher defense preserved the shutout, as senior Daniel Hendry (Lewisburg, Pa.) earned his first shutout win of the year after making five saves on the evening (three in the first half and two in the second).
Overall on the night, Goucher held a sizable 18-9 edge on shots, while Wilson had a slim 7-6 advantage on corner kicks.
The Goucher College men's soccer team returns to action on Saturday, as they travel to Juniata for a Landmark Conference contest. Things get underway at 1 p.m.