Goucher Rally Falls Just Short at Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. Goucher trailed Randolph-Macon, 12-7, after three periods this afternoon and fell further behind when the Yellow Jackets stuck the first goal of the fourth period. The Gophers then proceeded to score five unanswered goals, closing to within 13-12 on an unassisted goal by Matt Lynch with :32 remaining, but time expired before they could get another shot off.

An extra-man goal by Rory Averett 2:32 into the contest put Goucher up 1-0, but that turned out to be the Gophers' only lead. By the end of the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets (3-1) had gone ahead 4-2, and the lead grew to 8-4 by halftime.

The Gophers (0-3) tallied the first two goals of the third quarter and were down just 8-6 after Kyle Boncaro stuck an even-strength goal 2:10 into the period, but the Yellow Jackets responded with four consecutive goals to go up 12-6.

The Gophers lost to Randolph-Macon for the first time since 2006 despite outshooting the Yellow Jackets, 49-29.

Averett and Boncaro supplied Goucher with four goals apiece. Tim Rowe, Brian Rowe and Justin Butler all scored three times for Randolph-Macon.

Jason Crawford went the distance in goal for the Yellow Jackets and made 18 saves.


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