Shorewomen Fall Despite Big Advantage in Shots
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- An opportunistic transition offense for visiting Goucher College netted three goals for the Gophers in the second half of a 3-0 non-conference women's soccer win over host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Gophers (2-1) picked up the three-goal win despite getting just five shots off in the game, compared to 20 for the Shorewomen (0-3).
The Shorewomen held a 10-1 advantage in shots in the first half, but senior midfielder Gabby Devaud (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame) recorded the only one on goal at 35:18.
Sherlanda Buskey scored on the Gophers' second shot of the game and first shot on goal. Sam Schlosburg sent the ball ahead to Buskey, who dribbled upfield on a breakaway and fired a shot off senior goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) that bounced up and found the back of the net to give the Gophers the lead at the 55-minute mark. Kristen Gartside tacked on Goucher's second goal of the game on the Gophers' next shot, finishing on a breakaway after receiving a pass ahead from Maeve Downey at 66:47. Buskey continued the theme on the Gophers' third goal, gathering a loose ball and streaking past the defense downfield to net another breakaway goal on Goucher's fourth shot of the contest.
Devaud finished with a team-high seven shots for the Shorewomen. Regan Foy made four saves in goal for the Gophers, while Ripple made one stop for the Shorewomen.
The Shorewomen return to action one week from today with their Centennial Conference opener, a 4:00 p.m. home game against Johns Hopkins.