DOYLESTOWN, Pa. . - Junior Nicole Wolard (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) scored in double-figures for the fourth time in six games, finishing with a team-best 14 points, as the Goucher College women's basketball team fell on the road at Delaware Valley Wednesday night, 104-42.
With the defeat, the Gophers dropped to 0-6 overall, while Delaware Valley improved to 2-4 with the victory.
In the opening frame of the contest, the Gophers fell behind, 9-3, early. But, Goucher used a 6-0 run to tie the game up at 9-9 with 6:10 to go after junior Nailah Jones (Glenn Dale, Md./Parkdale) had a lay-up.
Delaware Valley then raced out to an 8-0 run to go back up 17-9, but Goucher once again clawed their way back into the game, as a three-pointer by freshman Mya Lewis (Owings Mills, Md./Newtown) with 3:01 to go in the first quarter sliced the Delaware Valley lead to 17-14.
But, the host Aggies were able to end the quarter on a scoring flurry, as a 10-2 spurt gave Delaware Valley a 27-16 lead entering the second quarter. In that second frame, the Aggies took the game over, as they outscored the Gophers, 31-4, in the period to take an insurmountable 58-20 lead at intermission.
In the second half, it was more of the same for Delaware Valley, as the Aggies coasted down the stretch for the win.
Overall, Wolard led the way for the Gophers in the defeat, scoring 14 points in a contest for the second time in six games on the season. Wolard also narrowly missed out on her first career double-double, as she pulled down nine rebounds on the night.
Elsewhere, Lewis finished with nine points and three assists, while Jones rounded out the top scorers on the evening for Goucher with eight points.
The Goucher College women's basketball team returns to action on Saturday, as the Gophers open Landmark Conference play for the year at Susquehanna. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.