Colonials Nip Bears Late in Nonconference Action

Seth Anderson
Seth Anderson

DANBURY, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy men's soccer team fell to Western Connecticut 1-0 in nonconference action Tuesday night.

With the loss, the Bears record is now 1-2-2 while the Colonials move to 4-1-0 on the season.

Western Connecticut had the run of play in the first half outshooting Coast Guard 10-2 but could not find the back of the net as senior William Bragaw made four saves keeping the score level at 0-0.

In the second half, the Bears were able challenge second half substitute sophomore Daniel Szabo forcing the first two saves of the game early in the period. Coast Guard also made a change in goal as junior Dakota Harich came into the game in the 60thminute making two saves.

With time ticking down, Western Connecticut was able to find a game winner as senior Darion Richeme took advantage of a free kick from 25 yards out and fired home the eventual game winner with just over a 1:20 remaining in the match.

Harich (1-2-1) made two saves on three shots on goal allowing the lone goal in the second half. Bragaw started the game, making four saves through the first sixty minutes of the game.

Szabo (2-0) made two saves in the second half for the Colonials, preserving the shutout. Senior Luca DiCarlo started the game in goal for Western Connecticut and was not forced to make any saves.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday, September 15th, when they host Springfield at 11:30 for the team's first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season.