Bears Fall Short In Battle of New London

Bears Fall Short In Battle of New London

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore Chelsea Preston scored in the 71st minute breaking a 1-1 tie leading Connecticut College to a 2-1 win over Coast Guard in the battle of the two New London schools.

Coast Guard dropped to 3-6 on the season with five of its losses coming by a single goal while the Camels improve to 2-1-2 on the season.

Conn. College beat Coast Guard for the third straight season and for the 12th time in 13 games all time between the two schools.

The Camels struck first in the 21st minute on senior Rebecca Raymond's goal with sophomore Lilly Cannon assisting for the 1-0 lead.

Coast Guard evened things up when senior Kristen Euchler scored her first goal of the season, burying a shot in the upper right corner in the 23rd minute for the Bears and the game remained tied at halftime.

The Bears had a pair of scoring opportunities in the first five minutes of the second half, but couldn't put away a loose ball in the box and less than a minute later, freshman Terry Netusil blasted a shot off the cross bar in the 50th minute.

Cannon had a great look from inside the box in the 56th minute but Coast Guard goalkeeper junior Holly Moore came up with the save to keep the game tied 1-1.

Moore (1-4) finished with five saves for Coast Guard while freshman Bella Hall made four saves in net for the Camels, who outshot Coast Guard 12-10.

"It was a fantastic effort, probably our best performance to date especially consistently, first half to second half," said Coast Guard head coach Susan Grant. "We controlled the game well, we took advantage of some chances that we had and Holly played great in goal. It was a great overall team effort against a very solid team from start to finish and we are pleased and walk off the field with our heads held high."

Coast Guard is back in action on Friday night when the Bears host Clark at 6 p.m. in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.