Gophers Turn Back Another Non-Conference Foe

Gophers Turn Back Another Non-Conference Foe

Gophers Turn Back Another Non-Conference Foe

Smith Turns In 19-Kill, 21-Dig Performance Against Blazers

October 9, 2008

TOWSON, Md. – Goucher ran its winning streak against non-conference opponents in the Sports & Recreation Center to 10 matches by turning back Hood, 3-0, tonight.

Set scores were 25-18, 27-25, 25-22.

The Gophers (12-14), who last lost at home to a non-conference opponent on September 8, 2007 when they were beaten by Stevenson (formerly Villa Julie), matched their season-high total for kills in a three-set match. Of their 38 kills, Megan Smith (Honolulu, Hawaii/Long Beach Polytechnic) accounted for 19 and Carolyn Crissey (Philadelphia, Pa./Creative & Performing Arts) and Catie Ditmore (Santa Barbara, Calif./Laguna Blanca) for seven apiece.

Smith finished with a .429 attack percentage and had a team-high 21 digs to go along with her 19 kills.

Claire Sauvage-Mar (New Delhi, India/American Embassy School) supplied the Gophers with 33 assists in their victory over the Blazers (1-14).