SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Mary Hogan found the back of the net with 4:56 left in the second overtime as Coast Guard, still looking for its first NEWMAC win of the season, suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Springfield, a team tied for first place in the conference.
Junior Devin Fellman was outstanding in goal for the Bears as she kept them in the game by making 20 saves as Coast Guard was outshot 24-4
The win boosts the Pride's record to 9-4-1, but more importantly, Springfield improves to 6-1 and remains tied for first in the log jam of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) standings. Coast Guard nearly picked up its first conference point of the season as it fell to 2-11, 0-7.
With under five minutes left in the period, Hogan received a pass from Nina Vital and drilled a shot into the top left corner to send the Springfield faithful into an uproar. It proved to be Springfield's third double overtime victory of the 2012 campaign.
Erin Greenstein finished the evening with three saves to earn another shutout.
"I am extremely proud of the intensity and the heart the team showed tonight against Springfield," said Coast Guard head coach Susan Grant. "They fought hard from start to finish against a very talented team. Devin played unbelievably in goal and kept us in the game. Judy (Hooymans) was also a force on defense, continuously limiting quality shots. We gave a solid team effort tonight and we now need to bring that same intensity on Saturday against MIT."