TOWSON, Md. — Since joining the Landmark prior to the 2008 season, Goucher has a winning record against four of its six conference rivals. Scranton, however, has been a constant nemesis for the Gophers, and that trend continued this afternoon during a 7-2 victory for the Royals.
Goucher (6-8, 0-2 Landmark) now has lost six straight to Scranton (4-5, 1-0), including a 5-3 setback in last year's conference championship match.
After the Royals notched victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to begin the day, Amanda Bercovici (Hackensack, N.J./Bergen Tech) and Alex Walsh (Greens Farm, Conn./Staples) got the Gophers on the board with an 8-5 win at the No. 1 spot over Stephanie Boccuzzi and Devon Cohen. Bercovici and Walsh have now won three straight matches, and they are 7-2 as a team overall.
Bercovici leveled the match with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Boccuzzi at No. 1 singles, but Scranton won each of the remaining five singles matches in straight sets to clinch the victory. Bercovici's win was her third straight, and she is now 11-2 in dual matches this season.
Goucher looks to rebound this Wednesday with a 3 p.m. non-conference matchup at Virginia Wesleyan.