Wheaton Comeback Sinks Bears
NEW LONDON, CONN.--(10/8/11)--Freshman Travis Blair's goal in the 77th minute, his second of the game, broke a 2-2 tie leading Wheaton to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.
Blair blasted a shot from 25 yards out past Coast Guard goal keeper freshman Richie Burns as the Lyons overcame a 2-1 deficit early in the second half to improve to 5-6-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Blair opened the scoring with a goal just 4:11 into the match with junior Max Swanson assisting.
Coast Guard senior Brett Godiksen tied the game with his team-leading seventh goal of the season in the 16th minute with sophomore Joe Bodzewski adding the assist the close the scoring in the first half.
The Bears took the lead in the 52nd minute as Bodzewski was taken down in the box and junior Greg Kennerley converted the penalty kick for a 2-1 lead.
Just over five minutes later, Kennerley was called for an intentional hand ball in the box and issused a red card. Swanson converted the penalty kick to tie the game with 33:19 remaining.
Coast Guard playing a man down the rest of the match, kept it tied for the next 20 minutes before Blair's goal gave the Lyons the lead for good.
Freshman Devin Delfino had five saves in registering the win for Wheaton while Burns had eight saves in the loss for Coast Guard, which has dropped three straight and is 0-3-1 in its last four games.
Wheaton outshot Coast Guard 18-15.