Goucher Women's Lacrosse Opens Second Year Under Goodson At Home Against Virginia Wesleyan On Sunday

Goucher Women's Lacrosse Opens Second Year Under Goodson At Home Against Virginia Wesleyan On Sunday
The Game
 
  • Virginia Wesleyan (0-1) at Goucher (0-0)
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1 p.m.
  • Beldon Field/Baltimore, Md.
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Opening Tip
 
  • Goucher opens season number 71 overall and number 33 since joining the NCAA Division III against Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday
  • The Marlins lead the series 3-2 since 2009, but the Gophers have won two out of the last three tilts
  • The Gophers defeated Virginia Wesleyan 15-8 in the last meeting in 2013
About The Marlins
 
  • Virginia Wesleyan, who battles Marymount on Saturday, comes into the weekend 0-1 after falling 17-12 to Southern Virginia on Wednesday
  • Avery Frangelli paced the offense with three goals and two assists while Camryn Gavula (3 goals, 1 assist) and Kayla Rush (3 goals) also registered hat tricks against the Trojans
  • Frangelli had a team-high two caused turnovers and Gavula had seven draw controls while Jordan Moilanen made 10 saves against Southern Virginia
The Last Time We Met
 
  • Fueled by four goals and an assist by Erin Reifsnyder, Goucher defeated Virginia Wesleyan 15-8 on March 9, 2013
  • Hannah Khin and Anneke Ossorio also had had tricks in the win
  • Nikki Salyers paced the Marlins with three markers while Taylor Hardings added two tallies and a helper
The Last Time Out
 
  • Goucher is coming off an 8-8 record last season in Sarah Goodson's first season as head coach
In The Gopher Hole
 
  • Goucher won its first gamen under head coach Sarah Goodson, but this will mark Goodson's first season opener as the Gophers head coach
  • The Gophers return its Top-5 scorers from last season, led by senior Shannon Stull who had 52 goals and 13 assists for 65 points
  • Julia Gazzola ranked second on the team with 41 goals and 14 assists for for 55 points last season and also broke the single season program record with 96 draw controls in her freshman year
  • Gazzola also led the team with 25 caused turnovers and 39 grounds balls while Mackenzie Nase ranked second with 19 caused turnovers and Alyssa Long had 27 ground balls in 2019
  • Abbie McHeron returns in between the pipes after registering 110 saves, a 15.91 goals against average and a 39 percent save percentage
Next Time On The Turf
 
  • Goucher returns to action on February 24 at home against Alvernia
  • The Golden Wolves are one of three teams that are on the schedule for the first time in program history
  • Match time is 4 p.m.