Over winter break, Goucher Athletics remained active, with the Men’s and Women’s basketball, swim, and track teams engaging in several competitions. For those who missed it, here’s a recap of how the teams performed.
Over the break, the men’s basketball team had nine games. The Gophers saw a series of tough games, going 0-9 over J-term. The difficult streak continued into the first weeks of the semester, until they saw a victory over Elizabethtown on February 18, putting a spark onto their senior day. Five athletes scored double digits, with junior Darrel Green scoring 18 points, to win 77-67.
The women’s team had a slightly different game schedule than the men, but also competed in nine games. They fared slightly better, going 1-8. That win came on December 30, in a 77-57 win against Lycoming. In that game, graduate student Kyla Smith scored 38 points, a record for the Hoops for Hounds tournament the Gophers were competing in. More recently, on February 18 senior Alayna McFadden scored her 1,000th career point. This is an accomplishment only twelve people in school history have accomplished, and she did so in her final collegiate game.
The Goucher swim team picked its season up in January, after a month-long break from their last meet in November. They had three meets over the break, and saw success at both the individual and team levels. On January 14, the Gophers faced off against Susquehanna and Moravian. The team swept Moravian, and recorded three first-place finishes. The next weekend, Goucher faced Drew in its final road meet ahead of Landmark Conference championships. The meet saw sophomore Ella Robinson earn three first-place finishes individually. On January 28, the team hosted a meet and celebrated senior day. The Gophers placed first seven times before heading into Conference Championships last weekend. Conferences spanned three days, with the teams both ultimately placing sixth. The women scored a total of 151 points and the men 141.
Track and Field:
The track team has seen a successful indoor season on an individual level, with several athletes breaking school records. The team competed in two meets over winter break, and three more since then. They will compete in the Conference Championships on February 25.
Feature image of Decker SRC by Dom McKinney ’23