Article by Mike Del Vecchio and Jackie Juarez
Photos Credit: Goucher Athletics
Spring Break is upon us and the spring sports season is well underway. The men’s lacrosse season is just about halfway through their season as spring break starts next week.
The Gophers started out their season with a 10-5 win at home versus Hood College. The following Wednesday the Gettysburg Bullets came to Goucher as the number 14 ranked team in the nation, but you wouldn’t know it by the way the Gophers played. They had the Bullets tied 8-8 late in the fourth quarter until they broke away from Goucher with a 14-8 victory. Randolph-Macon came to town later that week and showed up the Gophers, making it their second straight loss. But the Gophers bounced back with two straight close game wins against McDaniel College and Centre College. Then they dropped two in a row to Messiah College and the United States Coast Guard Academy.
The Gophers are at a record of 3 wins and 4 losses, and the 3 wins are already only two short of the amount of wins that the men’s lacrosse team had last year (5 wins). With their Conference schedule looming, the critics have their predictions. “I feel Goucher may be in for another long season.” (LaxPower) But the showing versus Gettysburg gave people a surprise and a glimmer of hope for a better season. But if anyone had watched the game, the fire that was lit under the players during the Gettysburg game was immediately put out after that game.
The Goucher Men’s lacrosse team will begin spring break with a game versus Neumann on March 17. They look to head out on a high note as they come out of it with a game against Scranton on March 24.
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