Goucher vs. Saint Mary's (md)
April 19, 2005
The Game Story:
TOWSON, MD - Goucher allowed St. Mary's (Md.) to close to within 8-7
when it surrendered two goals in the final :25 of the third quarter
today, but then the Gophers blanked the Seahawks for the entire
fourth period to claim a 10-7 victory in the semifinals of the 2005
Capital Athletic Conference championship tournament.

By extending their winning streak at Gopher Stadium to nine games
dating back to last season, head coach Kyle Hannan's Gophers earned a
spot in the CAC title game for only the second time in the history of
the conference. Goucher will play Salisbury, 16-3 winners over Mary
Washington in today's other semifinal, for the CAC crown on Saturday.

Reeves Craig (San Antonio, TX/St. Mary's Hall) had to make two saves
on six shots by the Seahawks in the fourth period to keep St. Mary's
off the scoreboard. Craig finished with 14 saves.

The Gophers maintained the one-goal lead they took into the final
quarter until an unassisted goal by Dan Flamholz (Baltimore, MD/Park
School) with 4:55 remaining made the score 9-7. Goucher tacked on its
10th goal of the contest with 2:40 left to play.

The Seahawks (10-6), who finished with a 35-27 edge in shots, led 2-1
after one period on goals by Jim Mitchell and Pat Donovan, but the
Gophers responded with goals by Binz Hansen (Roswell, GA/McCallie),
Dave Duff (Westwood, MA/Suffield Academy) and Brent Shea (Fallston,
MD/Fallston) to assume a 4-2 advantage in the second period.

St. Mary's, which trailed 4-3 at the break, regained the lead at 5-4
on an unassisted goal by Matt Dryer 1:51 into the second half, but
the Gophers (10-4) strung together four unanswered goals, taking an
8-5 lead on an unassisted goal by Ross Nochumowitz (Baltimore,
MD/Park School) with 2:07 remaining in the third period.

The win avenged a 12-10 loss to the Seahawks earlier this season, but
was only the Gophers' third in 15 all-time tries against St. Mary's.