NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard fell to Springfield 17-6 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Bears fall to 8-3 on the season and 2-1 in the conference, while the Pride improve to 7-5 and 2-1 in the NEWMAC.
Freshman Brenna Farrington and Haley McCue each led Coast Guard with two goals while junior Carter Sanderson had a goal and an assist. Freshman Marietta Davis scored the Bears other goal and senior Daria McKenna added an assist.
Senior Shelby Corsano had a game high five goals, making her Springfield's all-time leading goal scorer with 164 career goals. Senior Kayla Schroeher (2 G, 2 A) and freshman Kate Sarnacki (1 G, 3 A) each had four points while junior Allie Goddard had a game high three assists.
The Pride ran out to an 8-0 lead in the first half capped off by a Corsano goal with 4:19 remaining in the opening period.
The Bears got on the board with two consecutive goals from McCue and Davis before junior Bianco Dos Santos scored the final goal of the half making the score 10-2 in favor of the visitors.
Coast Guard closed within six at the beginning of the second half after two goals from Farrington just under two minutes into the second half made the score 10-4.
Springfield however pulled away scoring seven of the final nine goals of the game earning their seventh win of the season 17-6.
Freshman Mary Budri (1-1) made a career high nine saves in her first collegiate start.
Sophomore Brenna Keefe (7-5) made four saves allowing six goals. Keefe leads the NEWMAC in save percentage (48.0%) and goals-against average (8.86).
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday, April 11th, when they travel to Danbury, Connecticut to take on the Western CT Colonials. Opening draw is 7:00 pm.