NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The Bears put seven shots on goal but could not find the back of the net as they fell 2-0 to the Pioneers in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
With the loss Coast Guard drops to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in conference games. Smith stays unbeaten in NEWMAC competition (1-0-2) and 5-2-3 overall.
The Pioneers wasted little time scoring as 34 second into the game junior Emily Smith collected a pass from sophomore Jordan Isaacs on the left and fired a shot into the Bears net for her second goal of the year.
Coast Guard attempted to get on the board late in the second half as freshman Olivia Holt put a shot on goal in the 42nd minute and then freshman Riley Cassidy had a strike off her own in the 44th minute, but both were saved by sophomore goalkeeper Camryn Biasin.
The Bears continued to search for an answer in the second half at the 65:50 mark when senior Caroline Eastman let loose a shot but was stone walled by sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Hall.
Smith scored their final goal of the game in 83rd minute as junior Jackie Foody fired a shot on goal that was stopped by freshman goalkeeper Rachel Boohar. Foody however collected the rebound and dribbled it into the back of the net for her second goal of the season.
Boohar (4-4) made four saves on 14 shots, six on goal. Boohar is fifth in the conference with 38 saves on the year.
Biasin improved to 2-1-2 on the year stopping all six shots on goal she faced. Hall relieved her in the second half making one save on shot on goal as they combined for the Pioneers fifth shutout this season.
Coast Guard returns home Tuesday, October 6th when they host WPI in NEWMAC action. Kickoff is 7:00.