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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Rocky Start for the top-ranked men’s lacrosse team

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

Despite their rocky start to the season, hope is not lost for men’s lacrosse. Before the season began, the

Men’s Lacrosse before a game in 2012 (Photo: Goucher Men’s Lacrosse Facebook Page)

Men’s Lacrosse before a game in 2012 (Photo: Goucher Men’s Lacrosse Facebook Page)

Landmark Conference coaches voted Goucher as the top team in the conference for the 4th year in a row. While this doesn’t mean the Gophers have won anything yet, it is a confidence boost to know other teams see them as a threat. As head coach Brian Kelly put it in an interview before the men played their first game, “We hope to live up to the expectations the coaches have for us because one of our top goals each and every season is to win the Landmark Championship, but we are well aware that we haven’t won a thing just by being picked to win. We’re going to have to go out and earn it on the field against some very worthy opponents. The Landmark Conference seems to be getting better and better every year. We’re anxious to get the season under way.”
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Athlete Profile: Desirae Moten, track and field.Christine Cherry Sports Editor

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Small, but mighty. Small, but fast. It’s easy to focus on her petite exterior when

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

talking about freshman Desirae Moten’s athletic endeavors in sprint events on the track. The 200m specialist from Philadelphia, Pa. joined the Gophers this past season on the track. When asked why she chose Goucher, Moten answered, “[What] I enjoyed every time I visited [was] the energy the students had, and how encouraging and helpful they were … they said Goucher is about encouraging and helping you find the right paths.” And one of those ‘paths’ Moten decided to take was joining the track team, after competing all four years of high school.
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A former figure skater’s musings on Olympic figure skating

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

Every year, football fans across the country have the opportunity to root for the team of their choice in their favorite sport’s biggest event – the Super Bowl. Figure skating fans only get this opportunity every four years, when the Winter Olympics roll around. While there are figure skating nationals every year, they do not get the same coverage or hype as the Olympics.

American Figure Skater Gracie Gold (Credit: Google Images)

American Figure Skater Gracie Gold (Credit: Google Images)

After watching Nationals this past January, I was anxious to see which skaters made the Olympic team. Unlike many sports, where there is a “winner-take-all” system, the judges who pick the Olympic figure skating team look at a skater’s body of work from the entire season, and how skaters have improved from previous seasons – which means the top three skaters or pairs in each event (men’s, ladies’, pairs, and ice dance) who place at nationals don’t automatically qualify to the Olympic team.
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