Freshmen Duo Stakes Goucher Women's Soccer To Early Lead In 2-1 Win Against Hood

Freshmen Duo Stakes Goucher Women's Soccer To Early Lead In 2-1 Win Against Hood

BALTIMORE, Md. – Led by freshmen Megan Kelleher and Claudia Roller (Tucson, Ariz./Sahuaro) along with the aid of Alyssa Hodnik (Pittsburgh, Pa./Kiski Area), Goucher College scored twice in the first 18 minutes and held on for a 2-1 victory against Hood College in non-conference women's soccer action on Sunday.

Kelleher, who scored the decisive goal in the 94th minute in a 1-0 win against Gwynedd Mercy University on Friday, knocked in the first goal of the day against the Blazers for her second collegiate tally. Hodnik had a free kick serve from the right and she found Kelleher's head, who found the netting at 8:33 for a 1-0 lead.

Hodnik played a role in the Gophers second goal on another free kick. Hodnik's free kick near midfield and nailed a pass down the center of the field to find Roller, who then finished the job for her first collegiate score at 17:10.

Hodnik recorded an assist in each of her first two seasons and notched a career-high two helpers on Sunday to register a career total of four assists.

Christina Charikofsky (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) made two saves and only faced three shots after Hood found the twine to make it a one-goal game in the 33rd minute.

Goucher improves to 2-0 for the second-straight season and the third time since joining the Landmark Conference. The Gophers are 8-0-4 in the first two games in the last six seasons.

Goucher returns to action on Wednesday at Lycoming College. Match time is 4 p.m.