McNulty Reaches 100 Point Milestone in Bears Victory over Lyons

Riley McNulty
Riley McNulty

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore Riley McNulty became the first player in program history to record 100 points, as Coast Guard topped Wheaton 10-5 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.

With the win, the Bears improve to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play, while the Lyons fall to 6-4 on the season and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.

McNulty finished with a game high six points scoring four goals and adding two assists. His assist in the opening five minutes of the game pushed him to the 100 point milestone. He leads the conference with 43 points, is second with 18 assists and is tied for fourth with 25 goals.

Junior Benner Geurtsen had three points with two goals and one assist while freshman Will Iorio finished with two goals. Freshman Matty Johnson added a goal and an assist.

Wheaton was led by junior Matt Morgan who had a team high three goals. Junior Alex Stomberg had two assists while junior Josh Talanian finished with a goal and an assist.

After the Lyons took an early lead with a goal from Morgan, Coast Guard answered with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead with 9:48 remaining in the first half.

Wheaton moved back within two (4-2) before Iorio ended the half with a goal, giving the Bears a 5-2 lead heading into intermission.

In the second half the Lyons scored three of the first five goals capped off by two man-up goals from Morgan and senior Scott Whear making the score 7-5.

The Bears snatched the momentum back scoring the final three goals of the game moving Coast Guard's unbeaten streak to three games and giving them the 10-5 victory.

Junior Trey Johnson (8-2) made 10 saves allowing five goals. Johnson leads the NEWMAC with a 5.97 goals-against average and is second with a 61.0% save percentage. He is also 12th in Division III in GAA as of April 6th.

Sophomore Chandler Miller (6-3) made a career high 19 saves allowing 10 goals.

Junior Colin Cashin won 13-17 face-offs with a season high 10 ground balls.

Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday April 11th, when they host the Mitchell Mariners in non-conference action. Opening face-off is 7:00 pm.

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