Gophers Rally in Fifth Set to Overtake Saints

Gophers Rally in Fifth Set to Overtake Saints

Gophers Rally in Fifth Set to Overtake Saints

14-1 Record in Past 15 Non-Conference Matches

October 23, 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. – Goucher extended its winning streak to six matches and assured itself of finishing the season at no worse than .500 by prevailing in a five-set match against Marymount this evening.

Set scores were 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-16, 16-14.

Megan Smith (Honolulu, Hawaii/Long Beach Polytechnic) and Catie Ditmore (Santa Barbara, Calif./Laguna Blanca) both reached double figures in kills and digs in the victory. Smith supplied the Gophers (16-14) with 19 kills and 22 digs; Ditmore recorded 12 kills and 18 digs.

Claire Sauvage-Mar (New Delhi, India/American Embassy School) was credited with an assist on 44 of Goucher's 48 kills and she matched Smith's 22 digs.

In improving to 4-3 in five-set matches this season, the Gophers overcame a 13-11 deficit in the decisive fifth set against the Saints (7-17).

With the win, Goucher's record in its past 15 matches against non-conference opponents stands at 14-1.