BUZZARDS BAY, Mass.--Junior Emily Marks and freshman Caroline Eastman each netted a pair of goals to lead Coast Guard to a 5-0 non-league college victory over Massachusetts Maritime Wednesday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.
Coast Guard snapped a five-game losing streak with the win scoring a season-high five goals.
Marks gave the visiting Bears (2-8) the only tally they would need in the 23rd minute of play when she converted a feed from sophomore Liz Runci, and freshman Sheila Dutt extended Coast Guard's advantage to 2-0 with 2:23 to play in the half on an assist from junior Judy Hooymans. Marks collected her second marker of the match in the 74th minute to give the visitors a 3-0 edge, and Eastman tacked on a pair of unassisted goals that came just 1:48 apart in the closing minutes to account for the final score.
Junior Devin Fellman picked up the shutout win in goal for Coast Guard with four saves, while freshman Katie Levesque made 14 stops in net in the setback for the host Buccaneers (1-7), as the Bears outshot Massachusetts Maritime by a 26-4 margin on the afternoon while also taking eight of the nine corner kicks in the match.
"I wasn't sure how the team would respond after our tough double overtime loss at Smith yesterday and being back on the road today," said Coast Guard head coach Susan Grant. "They rose to the occasion and were really hungry for the win. It was an all around good team effort today and I am very happy for the team."
Coast Guard hosts Babson in a New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference outing on Saturday afternoon in New London at 4:00 p.m.