Bears Pull Away from Southern Connecticut

Bears Pull Away from Southern Connecticut

NEW LONDON, Conn.-Senior attack Stuart Carley scored six goals to lead the Coast Guard men's lacrosse team to pull away from Southern Connecticut State for a 15-9 victory on Wednesday night. With the victory over Southern Connecticut, the Bears improve to 2-3 on the young season.

Trailing 2-1 after the first quarter, Coast Guard rallied to out-score the Owls by a 5-3 margin in the second quarter, heading into the half-time break with a 6-5 advantage. Sophomore midfielder Justin Huemme and senior attack Eric Schmid combined to match Carley's six-goal output. The duo scored three goals apiece while Schmid had two assists and Huemme added one of his own.

The club used a strong second half, outscoring the Owls by a 9-4 margin to pull away and hang on for the victory.

Junior defender Nick Chicoine was an impressive 12-for-17 on face-offs while junior net-minder Kyle Carpenter made saves on 15 of Southern Connecticut's 24 shots on goal on the evening.

Coast Guard will be back in action on Sunday, April 6th when they host Bridgewater State at noon.