#1 Wesleyan Tops Bears

Connor Ellis
Connor Ellis

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.-- Coast Guard men's lacrosse fell 17-6 to #1 Wesleyan on the road on Wednesday night. The Bears are now 2-2 while the Cardinals improves to 2-0.

Carter Hawthorne led Wesleyan with a game-high four goals and one assist. Colin Uyeki and Matt Chase both added hat tricks of their own. Ronan Jacoby chipped in with two goals and five other players added a goal apeiece for Wesleyan.

Junior Riley McNulty lead the Bears with a hat trick. Senior Benner Geurtsen added two goals and one assists and freshman Logan Tobias scored his first career goal. Senior Connor Ellis had a game-high three caused turnovers and grabbed three ground balls. 

Wesleyan opened the game with a 10-goal run to hold a 10-0 advantage at the half.

Geurtsen opened the second half, as he put the Bears on the board, 14-1 at 13:05. The goal was the lone goal for the Bears in the third quarter.

McNulty notched his first of the game at 13:50 in the fourth quarter as he sparked a three goal run with help from Geurtsen and Tobias, to cut the deficit 14-4. Wesleyan scored the following two goals to extend the lead 16-4 but Coast Guard answered as McNulty put away his final two goals of the game as the Bears trailed 16-6. Wesleyan scored the final goal to secure the 17-6 final.

Senior goalkeeper Trey Johnson made 11 saves in his first half of play and junior Charles McAllister made three saves in his second half of action. Otto Bohan backstopped the Cardinals with 10 saves.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday in the first game of a Coast Guard men's and women's lacrosse doubleheader at the US Lacrosse Complex in Sparks, Maryland at 12:00 PM.