Goucher’s 2016 campaign was marked by a noticeable discrepancy between the program’s success against opponents in and out of the Landmark Conference.
The Gophers went 8-1 against non-conference foes, but only 1-5 against their league rivals.
Because a game against Gettysburg on Feb. 24 was canceled due to inclement weather, Goucher faced just three non-conference opponents with winning records in Messiah, Ferrum and Moravian. The combined winning percentage of the nine non-conference foes was .399 (59-89).
Coach Brian Kelly said he did not think it was necessary to tweak the non-conference schedule to raise the level of difficulty, which in turn could make...