Bears Win NERC Championship; Earn Spot in National Championship

Bears Win NERC Championship; Earn Spot in National Championship

NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. – The Coast Guard 7's captured its second straight Division II NECRC Championship with a 34-10 win over Vermont.

The Bears jumped out to a 12-5 lead and never looked back.

Coast Guard advanced to the semifinals by winning both of their games in pool play. The Bears beat
Boston University and Norwich in pool play.

In the semifinals, the Bears led 19-0 at halftime beat UNH 24-17 to advance to the championship game.

Coast Guard will now compete in the national championships on May 27-29 in Cary, N.C. The Bears placed 8th last season.