NEW LONDON, Conn. - Senior Brianna Grisell scored the game winning goal in the 30th minute as Coast Guard went on to a 3-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth in nonconference action.
With their second win in a row the Bears improve to 5-5-4 on the season while the Corsairs fall to 4-8-2.
Senior Katie Clark got the scoring started for Coast Guard in the 24th minute as she received a pass from sophomore Janissa Arzie in the UMass Dartmouth attacking third. Clark beat the goalie with a chip and then chased down the ball beating two Corsair defenders and put away her fifth goal of the year giving the Bears an early 1-0 lead.
UMass Dartmouth quickly tied the game up just over four minutes later as freshman Jennifer Woehl took a pass from junior Abby Silva and beat sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boohar for her first goal of the year with 27:54 on the clock.
Grisell wasted little time scoring her game winning goal as she floated a shot in from 20 yards out beating the goalie for her first score of the year which eventually became the game winning goal.
Freshman Claire Hurley added an insurance goal for Coast Guard in the second half as she beat her defender and ripped a shot off the keepers hands and into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the year giving the Bears the 3-1 victory.
Boohar (5-5-4) made six saves on seven shots on goal. She is second in the conference with 86 saves on the season and is only one save from 200 career saves.
Junior Madison Boucher (4-5) started the game for the Corsairs allowing two goals on three shots on goal. She was relieved by junior Becca Field who made four saves on five shots on goal.
The Bears are back in action on Tuesday, October 18th when they take on Wheaton in NEWMAC action. Kickoff is 4:00.