CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coast Guard earned their first win over MIT in program history, topping the Engineers 7-2 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Tuesday evening.
With the win, the Bears improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while MIT falls to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.
Coast Guard was led by sophomore Riley McNulty, who finished the game with four points on three goals and one assists. Junior Anthony Wyler scored two goals and added one assist while junior Jack Pope and freshman Will Iorio had goals of their own.
The Engineers lone goal scorers were senior Graham Davis and freshman Nicolas Gianni.
It was a defensive battle through the first three quarters of the game as the Bears held an early 3-1 advantage that saw the two teams combine for 13 total saves.
The two teams traded goals to start the fourth quarter, before Coast Guard pulled away late as Wyler and McNulty teamed up for four total points on the final three goals securing the Bears second straight NEWMAC win. It is the first time in program history that the Bears have opened conference play with two straight wins.
Junior Trey Johnson (7-2) made a season high 14 saves in net for the Bears allowing one goal in each half. Johnson continues to lead the NEWMAC with a 6.69 goals-against average.
Junior Alexander Lynch (2-3) made 12 saves allowing seven goals.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, April 7th, when they take on the Wheaton Lyons in NEWMAC play. Opening face-off is 3:00 pm.