Coast Guard's Rally Falls Short

Cole Hudson
Cole Hudson

ASHLAND, Va. - The Bears scored two goals in the final minute of the game, but could not complete the come back as they fell to Randolph Macon in overtime 10-9.

With the loss Coast Guard falls to 1-2 while the Yellow Jackets improve to 1-5.

The Bears were led by senior Louis DePaolis who had a team high two goals. DePaolis is currently tied for most goals in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with nine and tied for six with ten points. Junior Blaise Curtis and freshman Ian Logan each had two points on a goal and an assist.

Freshman Lee Pratt and sophomore Ryan Davidson each had a game high three goals for Randolph Macon. Junior Tim Leavitt racked up two points with a goal and an assist.

Coast Guard jumped out to the early two goal lead as senior Trent Moon and DePaolis just under three minutes into the game. 

The Yellow Jacket however took the lead right back as they scored three of the final four goals of the quarter for a 4-3 advantage going in to the second quarter. The Bear's final goal of the half was scored by freshman Jeff Porter for his first career goal at the Academy.

Coast Guard once again scored the first two goals of the quarter to take a one goal lead as senior Justin Huemme and Curtis each tallied scores in the first part of the period. 

Pratt answered for Randolph Macon with two goals in the final four minutes of the half giving the Yellow Jackets a 6-5 lead going into the second half.

Randolph Macon pushed their lead to 8-6 in the third quarter and then to 9-6 with just under 11 minutes to play in the game. It looked as if they were going to make it off the field with a nonconference with until the Bears mounted a rally with 4:18 left to play.

Freshman Cole Hudson took a pass from senior Kyle Carosotto and notched his first goal of the game to make the score 9-7. Senior Robert McKenna then took advantage of a man up opportunity for his third goal of the season. Logan finalized the come back with 36 second to go in regulation scoring an unassisted goal to knot things up at nine.

Both teams look destined for a second over time before Davidson took a pass from Coleman Adams and sent home a shot for the game winning goal and Randolph-Macon's first win of the season.

Sophomore Kurt Caminske earned the start making nine saves on 15 shots faces and allowing six goals. Freshman Trey Johnson (0-1) relieved  Caminske in the second half and eventually took the loss making four saves on eight shots faced and allowed four goals. 

Junior Brian Davies (1-5) recorded a career high 24 saves on 33 shots faced and allowed nine goals. Davies leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with 91 saves on the year.

Coast Guard won 12-22 face offs and force 19 turnovers while completing 17-18 clears, but could not figure out Davies who stood on his head for the Yellow Jackets.

The Bears are back in action on Friday, March 11th when they play New England College at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Opening face is 11:00 am.