Goucher vs. Virginia Wesleyan
February 26, 2005
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Goucher tallied the final eight goals of the game
tonight to pull out a 12-6 victory over Virginia Wesleyan at Homewood
Field.

The Gophers (2-0) trailed 5-4 at halftime and fell further behind when
Virginia Wesleyan's Josh Riley notched an unassisted goal 2:28 into the
third quarter, but the Marlins (0-2) were held scoreless over the final
27:32. Goucher's 8-0 run started with an unassisted goal by Brian
Engelhart that made the score 6-5. James Clement III provided the goals
which created a 6-6 tie and put the Gophers ahead for the first time at
7-6 with 5:02 remaining in the third period.

Brent Shea and Alan Tiet both tacked on goals before the third quarter
came to a close, giving the Gophers a 9-6 advantage heading into the
final 15 minutes.

Clement also scored twice in the opening period and finished with the
second four-goal performance of his career.

Dan Hofmeister collected three goals for Virginia Wesleyan.

In goal, Goucher's Reeves Craig made a total of 15 saves.

The win was the Gophers' first in three all-time encounters with
Virginia Wesleyan. Last season, the Marlins defeated the Gophers, 6-5,
in triple overtime.