BABSON PARK, Mass. - Coast Guard was held to a season low six goals as the Bears fell to Babson 21-6 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
With the loss, Coast Guard falls to 10-6 overall and 3-4 in conference play. The Beavers tied a school record with their eighth win in a row and improved to 9-7 on the season and 6-1 in the NEWMAC.
Freshman Jack Pope had his fifth hat trick of the season, including his second in as many games leading the Bears with three goals and an assist. Freshman Ian Logan had a goal and an assist while senior Justin Huemme and freshman Anthony Wyler each scored a goal. Junior Blaise Curtis notched one assist.
Senior John Harrison had a game high five points with four goals and one assist while freshman Niall Dillon and senior Spencer Low each had four goals for Babson. Sophomore Axel Brown netted a hat trick with an assist. Brown is third in the conference with 32 goals on the season. Freshman Samuel Mishkind notched two goals and two assists while junior Daniel Madden scored a goal and had three assists.
After the Beavers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, Coast Guard took advantage of a Babson penalty, as Logan took a pass from Pope on the right side of the goal and ripped a shot making the score 3-1 with 8:51 to go in the first quarter.
Babson scored another six goals before the Bears could answer, and the Beavers took a 10-2 lead into halftime.
Coast Guard came out and took the early momentum of the second half scoring four of the first six goals of the third quarter cutting Babson's lead to six at 12-6 with 6:51 to go in the period.
The Beavers, however, wrapped up the game scoring the final nine goals of the contest as they wrapped up the two seed going into the NEWMAC tournament with the win.
Freshman Trey Johnson (9-5) made 11 saves on 31 shots faced, allowing 20 goals.
Sophomore Jordan Shapiro (6-7) started the game making nine saves on 11 shots faced, giving up two goals. Freshman Keenan Glasgold and junior Grant Masigill each played a quarter of the second half combining to make two saves and allow four goals.
Freshman Colin Cashin had a strong game from the face off x, winning 18-25 and picking up a career high 11 ground balls. Cashin is third in the conference with 80 ground balls.
The Bears wait to learn their fate as the NEWMAC season wraps up today with the Bears in contention for the fourth and final playoff spot.