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By Edward Lee | April 22, 2012
With his lone assist and fourth point in No. 13 Goucher's 13-8 victory over visiting Scranton at Gopher Stadium in Towson Saturday afternoon, Matt Lynch became the fourth player in program history to amass 200 points in a career. That the senior joined attackmen and current teammates Kyle Boncaro and Rory Averett in that elite club is noteworthy considering Lynch doesn't get nearly the attention that Boncaro and Averett do because of their unique ability to score goals. But if Lynch is offended by the snub, he didn't voice that sentiment after Saturday's contest.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Here is the fifth installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Monday's visit was with Frostburg State. Tuesday's visit is with Goucher. REVIEW The good: Few teams endured what the Gophers went through after sophomore midfielder Matthew Gabriel was killed in a hit-and-run incident on April 14. The tragedy rocked the players and coaches, but the Gabriel family encouraged the team to continue the season, and the players responded by advancing to the Landmark Conference tournament final.
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By Edward Lee | April 20, 2012
Once considered an afterthought, Goucher's second Landmark Conference Tournament championship and automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament was waylaid by Scranton's 12-8 upset of the Gophers in the Landmark final last spring. Since that May 7 loss, Goucher (13-1 overall and 4-0 in the league) has been eagerly awaiting a shot at the Royals (8-4, 2-2), who will visit Gopher Stadium in Towson this Saturday. “I think there's been a lot of talk about last year,” coach Kyle Hannan admitted Wednesday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
In the span of four days, Goucher went from absorbing the disappointment of losing to Landmark Conference rival Scranton to having the last word. After an 8-7 setback to the Royals on Saturday that prevented the Gophers from capturing the regular-season championship and the top seed in the league tournament, they returned the favor by knocking off Scranton, 8-4, in a tournament semifinal Wednesday night. The biggest difference, according to Goucher coach Brian Kelly, was the team's improved effort on defense.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Goucher owns a slight 5-4 edge in its series against Landmark Conference rival Scranton and has won the last two meetings. The Gophers have won four consecutive games at home after dropping their first two, while the Royals are 4-3 on the road but have lost two of their last three away from Fitzpatrick Field in Scranton, Pa. Scranton (9-6 overall and 4-1 in the league) have lost two of their last three contests. The defense has been anchored by sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba, who ranks 16th in Division III with a 6.58 goals-against average and has recorded a .569 save percentage.
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By Edward Lee | April 23, 2012
To avoid becoming the first defending Landmark Conference Tournament champion to fail to qualify for the postseason, Scranton (8-5 overall and 2-3 in the league) must defeat Catholic (9-4, 3-2) on Saturday to create a three-way tie with Susquehanna (8-7, 3-3) for third and fourth place. At that point, the conference would refer to its tiebreaking procedures to determine which two of the three teams would move onto the tournament. But Royals coach Jim Rogalski is fully cognizant of the arduous path that awaits his team.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | April 6, 1992
SCRANTON, Pa. -- This city, known for its closed-up coal mines and for its junkyard along the interstate, hopes to become known for something else: Making itself over.As city officials watched yesterday, five furniture stores were sent crashing to the ground in a three-second operation designed to change forever the way this city in northeastern Pennsylvania thinks about itself and does business.The stores, ranging from three to nine stories high, were imploded by a Phoenix, Md., firm to make way for a $101 million shopping mall that is widely seen as a key to the survival of Scranton's ailing downtown.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
When Goucher and Scranton play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Gopher Stadium in Towson, the winner will capture the Landmark Conference regular-season title and earn the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the league tournament. The Gophers (6-6) and Royals (9-6) are 4-1 in the conference, but only one will sit atop the league. Coach Brian Kelly said it's nice to know that neither team has to worry about tiebreakers or potential seeds. “We've got a lot to play for,” he said Thursday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Goucher's five-year reign as the Landmark Conference regular-season men's lacrosse champion came to an end when the Gophers fell to visiting Scranton, 8-7, at Gopher Stadium in Towson on Saturday. The loss was doubly damaging for Goucher (6-7 overall, 4-2 Landmark), which went from potentially being the top seed in the conference tournament to finishing as the No. 3 seed. Susquehanna (9-7, 5-1) — which claimed last year's tournament crown and edged Catholic, 7-6, in overtime Saturday — captured the regular-season title for the first time in school history and will have home-field advantage in the tourney.
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By Robert Burke and Robert Burke,Contributing Writer | March 11, 1993
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Scrantonians have spoken: It seems no one wants this city's elephant in exile, Toni, to reproduce, even if big-city zoo keepers think it's best for her.A public hearing Tuesday night, jammed with local fans of the elephant, was called to help city officials decide what to do about the controversy over the elephant.Scranton owns Toni but sent her to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., after the local zoo closed four years ago.National Zoo officials, who pay Toni's $25,000 annual expenses, want her to live a normal life -- and that includes breeding.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
In a nip-and-tuck game that wasn't decided until the final seconds, Goucher dropped a frustrating 8-7 decision to Landmark Conference rival Scranton on Saturday at Gopher Stadium in Towson. The reward for both teams is that they will meet in three days in a league tournament semifinal on Wednesday. The difference is that the Gophers (6-7 overall and 4-2 in the conference) will be the away team as they take to the road against the Royals (10-6, 5-1). Goucher went from potentially capturing its sixth consecutive regular-season title and the top seed to the No. 3 seed, but coach Brian Kelly pointed out that the team still has a chance to extend its season.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Goucher owns a slight 5-4 edge in its series against Landmark Conference rival Scranton and has won the last two meetings. The Gophers have won four consecutive games at home after dropping their first two, while the Royals are 4-3 on the road but have lost two of their last three away from Fitzpatrick Field in Scranton, Pa. Scranton (9-6 overall and 4-1 in the league) have lost two of their last three contests. The defense has been anchored by sophomore goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba, who ranks 16th in Division III with a 6.58 goals-against average and has recorded a .569 save percentage.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
Goucher's five-year reign as the Landmark Conference regular-season men's lacrosse champion came to an end when the Gophers fell to visiting Scranton, 8-7, at Gopher Stadium in Towson on Saturday. The loss was doubly damaging for Goucher (6-7 overall, 4-2 Landmark), which went from potentially being the top seed in the conference tournament to finishing as the No. 3 seed. Susquehanna (9-7, 5-1) — which claimed last year's tournament crown and edged Catholic, 7-6, in overtime Saturday — captured the regular-season title for the first time in school history and will have home-field advantage in the tourney.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
When Goucher and Scranton play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Gopher Stadium in Towson, the winner will capture the Landmark Conference regular-season title and earn the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the league tournament. The Gophers (6-6) and Royals (9-6) are 4-1 in the conference, but only one will sit atop the league. Coach Brian Kelly said it's nice to know that neither team has to worry about tiebreakers or potential seeds. “We've got a lot to play for,” he said Thursday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
After opening the season with four consecutive losses, Goucher has bounced back to .500 with a 5-5 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the Landmark Conference. Even though the Gophers -- who have won the last five regular-season league championships -- are in sole possession of second place in the conference, coach Brian Kelly said the team can't afford to be content about its standing in the race. “It's a pretty balanced conference and if we don't perform in our last two games against Catholic and Scranton, there's a chance we don't make the playoffs,” he said on Monday morning.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Doris A. Singer, who worked as a laboratory assistant, college admissions officer and educator, died Jan. 6 of a cerebral hemorrhage at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y. The former longtime Charles Village resident was 92. The daughter of an automobile dealer and a homemaker, Doris Anne Fornaci was born in Baltimore and raised in a home on East 33rd Street. She was a 1938 graduate of Marywood, a Scranton, Pa., boarding school. During World War II, she enlisted in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve, better known as SPARS, where she attained the rank of quartermaster.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | April 6, 1992
SCRANTON, Pa. -- This city, known for its closed-up coal mines and for its junkyard along the interstate, hopes to become known for something else. Making itself over.As city officials watched yesterday, five furniture stores were sent crashing to the ground in a three-second operation designed to change forever the way this city in northeastern Pennsylvania thinks about itself and does business.The stores, ranging from three to nine stories high, were imploded by a Phoenix, Md., firm to make way for a $101 million shopping mall that is widely seen as a key to the survival of Scranton's ailing downtown.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Spilling out from a helicopter door, rose petals and delicate purple and blue flowers rained down on hundreds of mourners who gathered Sunday to remember Towson pilot David E. Jenny Jr. Jenny, 30, one of three Marylanders killed in a helicopter crash outside Scranton, Pa., on July 27, was celebrated as a Web-savvy entrepreneur who built and raced fast cars, helped bring fugitives to justice as a bounty hunter and turned a passion for flying into...
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