EASTON, Mass.-The Coast Guard lacrosse team - sans several starters - found themselves trailing Stonehill College 5-0 midway through the second quarter on Sunday afternoon before rallying for a thrilling 8-7 victory over the home standing Skyhawks.
With the victory the Bears improve to 5-3 on the season with four games remaining until the post-season.
After heading into the halftime break trailing by a 5-2 margin, the Bears came out firing on all cylinders to open the second half scoring four of the game's five third period goals to tie things up at 6-6. Coast Guard would double up the Skyhawks, 2-1, in the fourth quarter to complete the come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Stonehill.
Freshman Matt McAllister made his first start in goal, recording seven saves and picking up the victory in the process.
Junior Nick Chicoine was 14-for-18 on face-offs for the day, moving his season face-off winning percentage to 77.4 percent (127-164).
Coast Guard will return to action on Tuesday, April 15th when they host the University of Rhode Island at 6:00 pm.