BUZZARDS BAY, MASS.--(9/2/11)--Senior Brett Godiksen's goal in the 13th minute of play lifted Coast Guard to a 1-0 non-league win over Massachusetts Maritime in the season opener for both schools Friday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.
After a strong start by the host side, Coast Guard settled down and started to dictate the game. Off a free kick served by sophomore Kyle Grell into the box, Godiksen scored off a feed from senior Kevin Noll.
The Bears continued to control play and after a beautiful combination between Godiksen and freshman Tradd Lovern, sophomore Matt Epperly looked to have made it 2-0. However, he was deemed off sides.
After the break, Coast Guard again thought they had extended the lead to 2-0. Off a corner, Freshman Trey Chamberlain smashed a shot to the back post where Godiksen finished his second. Again, the play was ruled off sides, this time, not by the linesman, but by the center official. A third goal was disallowed with minutes remaining, and Coast Guard survived some late pressure by MMA.
Junior Greg Kennerley and senior Sean Stadig were especially strong on the day in the center of defense for the Bears, and six freshmen made their debuts in the match.
Junior Will Leffler, making the first start of his career, made four saves in goal to record both the first win and first shutout of his career.
Sophomore Brett Young made six saves in the setback for the host Buccaneers (0-1), including a pair of point blank stops on Godiksen in the final 22-plus minutes of play, as the Bears outshot Massachusetts Maritime by a 9-6 margin for the match.
January 6, 2012 Noll Named to Scholar All-East team
November 18, 2011 Godiksen Selected for NEISL All-Star Game
November 10, 2011 Bears Place Three On NEWMAC All-Academic team
November 7, 2011 Godiksen, Kennerley Named All-Conference
October 29, 2011 Bears Close Out Season With Win
October 23, 2011 Bears End Winless Streak With 2-0 Win
October 22, 2011 Bears Fall 2-1 at Conn. College
October 18, 2011 Eastern Conn. Beats Bears 1-0
October 15, 2011 Bears Fall at MIT 2-0
October 12, 2011 Albertus Storms Back to Beat Bears in OT
October 8, 2011 Wheaton Comeback Sinks Bears
October 5, 2011 Bears Shutout at #11 Wesleyan
October 1, 2011 Late Header Leads Pride Past Bears
September 24, 2011 Bears Battle Clark to 1-1 Tie
September 22, 2011 Bears Blank Curry 2-0
September 17, 2011 Babson Blanks Bears 2-0
September 14, 2011 Godiksen Hat Trick Leads Bears Past Mitchell
September 10, 2011 Late Goal Leads Mariners Past Bears
September 7, 2011 Bears Improve to 2-0; Beat Johnson & Wales
September 2, 2011 Godiksen Goal Leads Bears to Opening Night Win