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Fall Sports Updates

Megan Meluskey
Sports Editor

Men’s Soccer
The team has produced a 5-4 record and is currently 1-1 in the Landmark conference. Senior Captains Lashaw Salta, Brandon Weiner, Thomas Adair and Nate Margolis have been leading the team to what will hopefully be a successful Landmark campaign. Their team goal is to make the Landmark tournament after being just out of contention for the last few years. With Landmark play in just the beginnings, the men have picked up 3 points with a win over Moravian. Ahead of the Landmark is Merchant Marine with 6 points. The Gophers dropped a tough 0-1 game up in Long Island at the Academy last Saturday. Leading scorers this season are Kevin Tonkovich with 3 and Lashaw Salta following with 2. Five additonal Gophers have contributed to the rest of the goals scored this season. Starting goalkeeper Nick Stolarz has a .734 save percentage so far this season.

Women’s Soccer
After a strong defensive start, the women’s team has had a few tough losses mid season. Prior to their overtime loss against Moravian, the women beat Hood 3-1 but the momentum was not enough to carry over to the conference rival. Taking on a strong Elizabethtown team on Saturday October 4, the Gophers held on with a score of 2-6. Lindsey Puopolo has led the offense with 3 goals. Goalkeepers, Liz Stradmen, Julianna Harkavy and Lexi Rudolph have combined for three shutouts. Rudolph was also recognized as Landmark Player of the Week early in the season. The team’s record is 3-6-1.

Women’s Field Hockey
Goucher’s Field Hockey team is off to their best season in years with a record of 7-2. The Gophers posted their first Landmark Conference win in five years in an overtime win against Moravian. Senior Captain Justine Ruhlin is leading the Gopher attack with 10 goals and was recognized as the Landmark Player of the Week late in September. Lizzie Barminski and Rachel Crain both have 5 goals on the season. Goal Keeper Demie Huffman has a .822 save percentage and back up goalies Taylor Striar and Liz Zengle have contributed to two shutouts thus far.

Volleyball
With a new coach at the helm, the Gophers have made a good showing this season. They are 7-12 overall and 1-2 in the conference. The team had a huge upset win in 5 sets against the favored Cardinals of Catholic. This past weekend the team was 0-2 against conference rivals Juniata and Susquehanna.

Women’s Cross Country
Goucher has had 4 meets thus far, coming in 4th place in their first meet, and 25th in their 3rd meet. Saturday October 4th in Bethlehem, they took 29th place. Runners Amanda Tascarella, Anna Sandacz, and Zoe Malkin are among Goucher’s top runners.

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