Missed Opportunities Spurn Gophers in One-Goal Loss

Missed Opportunities Spurn Gophers in One-Goal Loss

TOWSON, Md. — Down by one with 1:25 remaining, Goucher had what would be one final offensive opportunity. Unfortunately, the player with the ball in her stick on a free-position opportunity moved before the whistle, and the Gophers never regained possession following the turnover and suffered a 6-5 loss to Elizabethtown in Landmark Conference action this afternoon.

  • A different Goucher player found the back of the net three minutes prior to the false start — a shot that would've tied the game up at six a piece — but the goal was called off due to an illegal pocket.
  • The Gophers (6-6, 1-2 Landmark) battled back from a 3-1 deficit early in the second half to take a 5-4 advantage with 8:33 left in the contest. Jojo Franklin (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver School) and Lauren Pirrung (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) tallied two goals each in a 13-minute span for head coach Ceri Miller's squad.
  • Goals by Allison McLamb and Katie Thompson tied the game, 5-5, and then gave the Blue Jays (5-6, 2-1 Landmark) the edge, 6-5, which stood as the final seconds ticked down to zero.
  • Kathrina DeMaio (Livingston, N.J./Mount Saint Dominic Academy) opened up scoring for both teams as she whizzed a shot past the opposing keeper in the opening minutes of the game. That was Goucher's lone goal in the first half.
  • Elizabethtown held a 2-1 lead at the break, one goal coming from Dana Robidoux, who led the team with three on the day.
  • Jessica Borucki (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) and Dani McCreary (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) notched two assists each, while Franklin, on the defensive side, led the team with four caused turnovers.

Goucher stays at home a week from today as it welcomes Moravian to Beldon Field. The opening draw is set for 12 p.m.