Johnson 17 Saves, Leads Bears to Victory

Trey Johnson
Trey Johnson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Led by three goals and an assist by freshman Ian Logan, Coast Guard earned their second win of the season beating New England College 12-6 in nonconference action.

With the win the Bears improve to 2-2 while the Pilgrims dropped to 0-4 on the season.

The four points in the game for Logan is a career high for him in a single game. Junior Blaise Curtis had his first hat trick of the season while senior Louis DePaolis added two tallies. DePaolis has 11 goals on the season which is second in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) .

New England College was led by junior Sean Largay who had two goals and an assist. Sophomore Matt Richard added three points with a goal and two assists while junior Tom Zervos has two goals. Junior William Pendleton tacked on two assists of his own.

The Bears jumped out to an early 4-2 lead in the first quarter breaking a two all tie midway through the period on goals by Logan and DePaolis.

Coast Guard took command of the game in the second quarter scoring three unanswered goals for a 7-2 halftime lead. Curtis has two of his three goals in the quarter while Logan had a goal and an assist.

The Pilgrims closed within three in the third quarter as Largay took advantage of two man up situations making the score 8-5 with 4:36 on the clock.

That is as close as New England College would get as Logan and freshman Jack Pope finished out the quarter with goals to make the score 10-5. The Bears finished off their second win of the season with goals by freshman Anthony Wyler and sophomore Alec Groff in the final period.

Freshman Trey Johnson (1-1) made his first career start count making a program record 17 saves on 23 shots faced and allowed six goals. Johnson is fourth in the NEWMAC is both save percentage (62.2%) and goals against average (7.39).

Freshman William Platt falls to 0-3 making 11 saves on 23 shots faced and allowing 12 goals.

Freshman Colin Cashin was dominant in the face off circle winning 13-16 and picking up six ground balls. Junior Dan Fiorvanti was 2-3.

Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, March 19th, when they travel north to play Norwich. Opening face off is 1:00 pm.