NORTHFIELD, Vermont - Coast Guard opened up a tied game in the second quarter earning the programs first ever win against Norwich University 11-4 in nonconference action.
With the win the Bears improve to 3-2 on the season while the Cadets fall to 0-5 on the year.
Senior Louis DePaolis notched his third hat trick of the season for the Bears. DePaolis leads the team with 14 goals and 15 points and is third in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in goals.
Senior Justin Huemme had two goals and an assist while freshman Andrew Wyler tallied his first multi-goal game with two goals.
Norwich was led by senior Ryan McCarthy and sophomore Ian Kennedy who each had two goals.
It was a close game early on as both teams swapped goals in the first quarter for a two all score going into the second quarter.
After swapping two more goals at the beginning of the second quarter Coast Guard took complete control of the game, out-scoring the Cadets 8-1 the rest of the way. The four goals the Bears allowed ties the program record for fewest goals allowed in a single game from last year when Coast Guard held Emerson to four goals on April 18th.
Freshman Trey Johnson (2-1) made six saves and allowed four goals on ten shots. Johnson currently leads the NEWMAC in goals against average (6.36) and is second in both goals allowed (21) and save percentage (61.8%).
Freshman Ian Kriger (0-5) faced 22 shots and made 11 saves while allowing 11 goals.
Freshman Colin Cashin was 8-17 in the face off circle while collecting a team high six ground balls. Cashin is second in the conference with 27 ground balls and is third with 53 won face offs.
Coast Guard dominated as a team on the ground picking up 36 ground balls compared to the Cadet's 17. The Bears also outshot Norwich 40-16 and were 21-22 on clear attempts.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday March 23rd when they travel to Throggs Neck, New York for a nonconference tilt against Maritime (N.Y.). Opening face off is 5:00 pm.