Bears Beat MIT on Senior Day

Bears Beat MIT on Senior Day

NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Coast Guard men's soccer scored twice in the second half to lift the Bears 2-0 over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on Saturday afternoon. The Bears improve to 9-7 overall and 2-4 in the NEWMAC, while MIT drops to 7-3-6 on the season and 2-2-2 in conference play.

Prior to today's game, the Bears honored their seniors for all of their contributions to Coast Guard soccer in the last four years.

After a scoreless first half, the Bears got on the board in the 67th minute as senior Pryor Miller brought the ball down to the corner and sent a cross to classmate Nicholas Gibbs who fired a shot that was tipped in by sophomore Mike Daunt for his eighth goal of the season.

The Bears scored their second goal of the game as junior Daniel Taglianetti won the ball down at the endline and sent it to freshman John Flood cutting in from the top of the box to put away his second goal of the season.

MIT had their biggest chance of the day off a free kick by freshman Richter Brzeski in the 81st minute as he hit the crossbar and sophomore Peter Novoa fired away back-to-back shots coming from rebounds but senior goalkeeper Dakota Harich was there to shut him down and hold onto the 2-0 lead.

Harich made seven saves in the victory for Coast Guard for his third shutout of the season. The Engineers senior goalkeeper Jeremy Cowham had three saves in the game.

MIT held a 14-11 advantage in shots and a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Coast Guard in back in action at home on Tuesday night at 6:00 PM when they host UMass Dartmouth.