VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Coast Guard women's lacrosse team came back from a three goal halftime deficit to earn their first win of the season over Virginia Wesleyan by a final score of 11-10.
With the win the Bears improve to 1-3 on the season while the Marlins stay winless at 0-4.
The win is also the first as a head coach for Mary Heneberry who is in her first season at the Academy.
Junior Daria McKenna scored a season high four goals while freshman Abigail Bradford had a career high four points with three goals, an assists and four ground balls. Junior Cecelia Hosley scored a season high two goals.
Megan Shallock had a game high five points with four goals, an assist, five ground balls and four caused turnovers for Virginia Wesleyan. Liza Holford scored a goal, collected five ground balls and caused two turnovers while Becca Winslow added two goals of her own.
After McKenna opened the game with a man-up goal for Coast Guard before the Marlins answered with three straight goals with Shallock scoring two goals over this stretch.
The two teams swapped goals making the score 4-2 before Hosley scored back to back goals 30 seconds apart tying the game at four.
Virginia Wesleyan finished the half on their second 3-0 run scoring the final three goals of the half taking a 7-4 lead into the locker room.
The two teams came out to once again trade goals in the early going before the Bears scored three straight goals led by two from Bradford and one from McKenna tying the game at eight.
The Marlins once again moved their advantage to two goals with Winslow and Shallock scoring to make the score 10-8 with 16:09 to go in the game.
Coast Guard's defensive unit, however, locked down the Marlins offense for the for the rest of the game and managed to tie the game with a goal from McKenna and freshman Erin Mullen.
Bradford then scored an unassisted goal with 1:57 to go in the game which proved to be the game winner giving the Bears the 11-10 nonconference win.
Senior Hannah Delguercio (1-3) earned her first collegiate win in goal making seven saves and allowing 10 goals. Delguercio leads the NEWMAC with 36 saves on the year.
Ally Bodicky (0-4) takes the loss making seven saves and allowing 11 goals.
Coast Guard returns home Wednesday, March 15th, to take on Mass. Maritime in nonconference action. Opening draw is 7:00 pm.