Hurley Scores Twice as Bears Blank Mount Holyoke

Claire Hurley
Claire Hurley

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Junior Claire Hurley scored a pair of first half goals leading Coast Guard to a 4-0 win over Mount Holyoke in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game.

Hurley moved into fourth place on Coast Guard's career goal list with 18 goals. She is also fourth all-time at the Academy with 11 assists.

Coast Guard, which has won six straight over Mount Holyoke, improves to 5-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the NEWMAC while the Lyons drop to 3-6-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

Hurley didn't waste much time before getting the Bears on the board as she scored with an assist from sophomore Sabrina Robertson, her first of the season, just 2:29 in to the match.

It would be Hurley striking again in the 21st minute to extend the lead to 2-0 with freshman Brielle Pearce adding her fourth assist of the season.

Freshman Jocelyn Highsmith would add a goal in the 35th minute with junior Lizzie Miller assisting for the first time this season as the Bears led 3-0 at halftime.

Junior Rachel Samotis would score her first career goal in the 54th minute extending the lead to 4-0. Sophomore Felicia Lombardi assisted on the final goal for Coast Guard.

Freshmen Katharina Commins (5-4-1) did not need to make a save in the first half to pick up the win while classmate Emily Rivera, making her first career appearance, made saves in the second half.

Senior Amanda Manaster (3-6) had one save allowing four goals in 83:41 for Mount Holyoke while freshman Martha Rothenberg had a save in the final 6:19 for the Lyons.

The Bears outshot Mount Holyoke 11-3.

The four goals were the second most scored by Coast Guard this season and the most against the Lyons in the 18 meetings. The Bears scored a season-high seven goals in a 7-2 win over Framingham State on Sept. 5th.

Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday when the Bears host Babson in a NEWMAC game at 2:00.