Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

This past weekend, the Goucher Track and Field team finished up their season with the

Danielle Granger ‘16 competing at Gettysberg College (Photo: Goucher Athletics)

Danielle Granger ‘16 competing at Gettysberg College (Photo: Goucher Athletics)

Landmark Conference Championships held at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. With two beautiful days of weather and an almost-new track, the Gophers were granted excellent conditions for their final meet. Even if they didn’t score, many of the athletes had personal bests and put their hearts into their events. The meet was also special for five seniors on the team: Troy Browne, Hugh Geller, Christine Cherry, Shea Staab, Kathryn Walker, and Katelynn Zidanic.
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Athlete Profile: Sarah Lummis, Equestrian

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

The Goucher College Equestrian Team is known for its success nationwide. Just last

Sarah Lummis, a member of the Equestrian Team (Photo by: Anna Martin)

Sarah Lummis, a member of the Equestrian Team
(Photo by: Anna Martin)

weekend, the team placed sixth overall at the 2014 IHSA National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA. Obviously, without a talented group of riders, the team wouldn’t be as successful as it is. Sarah Lummis, a freshman at Goucher, is one of the new additions to the team this year. Lummis competed at Nationals last weekend with her teammates placing seventh in the walk-trot-canter event.
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Women’s tennis wraps up season with highs and lows

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

After a loss to Juniata on Wednesday, April 17, the Goucher Women Tennis team’s season wrapped up a

Kelsey Turner sets up for a backhand in a conference match. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Kelsey Turner sets up for a backhand in a conference match. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

difficult season. Because of their loss to Juniata, the Gophers were not able to get a bid in the postseason tournament. The final four are Scranton, Juniata, Catholic, and Moravian. In the preseason poll, the Gophers were ranked third, with the Landmark Conference officials stating, “[The Gophers] will have the potential to contend for a top four spot if they receive sufficient contributions from the bottom of the lineup.” Interestingly, coach Sally Baum had a similar statement at the season’s end. She said,
“We had strength at the top of our lineup with Amanda Bercovici ‘15 at No. 1 singles and Amanda and Alex Walsh ‘15 at No. 1 doubles. After that, we struggled to put together consistent performances.”
The Gophers had a very young season, with six freshmen joining the team.
The consistency in the No. 1 singles with Bercovoci was a highlight of the season. Regionally ranked, Bercovoci had a 21-4 overall record, and a 6-0 conference record. On April 17, she defeated Waring of Juniata 7-5, 6-0. This was quite an achievement after the Gophers fell to Dickinson in every singles match just a week prior to facing Juniata.
One of the Gophers’ strengths is in doubles play. Walsh and Bercovoci were undefeated in conference doubles matches in #1, and senior Hanora Barron and junior Emily Ruff bested Juniata in No. 3 doubles. However, Juniata defeated Goucher in the No. 2, 3, 4, and 6 singles matches, and ended up defeating the Gophers.
However, Coach Baum is hopeful for the future. “Some of our younger players could step in very capably next fall for our departing seniors Hanora Barron and Ryan Derham,” Baum said.
Additionally, the players in the No. 1 position are juniors, and certainly can continue to improve their skills to be even more successful next season.

Athlete Profile: Claire Lippay, Women’s Lacrosse

Jessica Gude
Staff Writer

Claire Lippay, a freshman from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, has been playing lacrosse since the seventh

Claire Lippay ‘17 on Beldon Field (Photo: Anna Martin)

Claire Lippay ‘17 on Beldon Field (Photo: Anna Martin)

grade. When her local softball league didn’t have enough girls to make a team, Lippay decided to try a different spring sport. After some encouragement and positive peer pressure from some friends, Lippay joined the lacrosse team. That decision was a good one, as she realized she “loved it immediately.” Six years later, during the arduous process of choosing a college, Lippay stumbled on Goucher, but not through the lacrosse program.
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Reflections and insight from a Boston Marathon spectator

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

Growing up about an hour outside of Boston, I always knew Marathon Monday as a big deal. I used to be so envious of my mom when each year she would take the day off work to cheer for the runners at the Boston Marathon. Ten years later, I’m now the obsessed runner in the house, and I’m the one who wants to cheer on the runners. When I told my mom that I wanted to come home for Easter this year, her direct quote was, “Don’t kid yourself. You’re coming home for the marathon.” She knows me well, but because she understands the magic of the Boston Marathon, she let me fly home.
As everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past year knows, this year was especially sentimental – it has been year since the Boston bombings: a day that will forever go down in history.
The buildup was intense. I knew quite a few people running and had their bib numbers programmed into my phone so I could track them as they made their way through the incredibly difficult course. My aunt and I walked down to the finish line and around the expo the day before the race, and everywhere we went, I kept saying, “One day it’s going to be me running this race.” The excitement was tangible and the emotions were high.
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Women’s Lacrosse makes some noise in the Landmark Conference

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

The women’s lacrosse team is making program history. For the first time since 2001, before Goucher joined the Landmark Conference, the Gophers are

Women’s Lacrosse against United States Merchant Marine (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Women’s Lacrosse against United States Merchant Marine (Photo: Christopher Riley)

2-0 in their conference season. The team has been successful out of conference play as well, with a record of 6-4. This record ties them with Catholic University and leaves them just half a point behind top seed Susquehanna.
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Ultimate Frisbee Heads to Georgia for Spring Break Games

Hillary Blunt
Contributor

The Ultimate Frisbee Team’s spring break trip to Brunswick, Georgia saw both the men’s and women’s teams winning games and establishing some

Frisbee Team poses togtether during their Georgia trip (Photo courtesy of Hillary Blunt)

Frisbee Team poses togtether during their Georgia trip (Photo courtesy of Hillary Blunt)

flow to carry forward into the remainder of their season.  The tournament was run over three days, with the first two days used for pool play. On the last day, teams competed in a play-until-you-lose bracket.
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