Bears Downed by Shoremen

Benner Geurtsen
Benner Geurtsen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Coast Guard dropped their second game of the season falling to Washington College 14-5 in nonconference action Wednesday evening at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium.

With the loss the Bears fall to 2-2 while the Shoremen stay unbeaten and improve to 5-0.

Sophomores Anthony Wyler and Jack Pope led the way with two goals apiece. Pope leads the team with nine goals while Wyler is second with eight. Junior Matt Huemme notched a goal and an assist while sophomore Benner Guertsen had two assists and freshman Riley McNulty had one. McNulty leads the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with 14 points on the year.

Tanner Barbieri paced Washington College with five points coming from three goals and two assists. Nick Boyles and Tyler Powers each had two goals and an assist. Brady O'Neill had two goals while Cooper Sloan had a goal and three assists.

The Shoremen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with Barbieri teaming up with Sloan for the first two goals followed by a goal from Charles Walker with 3:51 left in the first quarter.

The Bears answered with two goals of their own from Huemme and Pope making the score 3-2 with 2:18 left in the period.

Washington College ended the quarter with one more goal to push their lead back to two going into the second.

Coast Guard brought the advantage back to one on a goal Wyler with 7:42 to go in the half. 

After two goals by the Shoremen, the Bears made the half time deficit just two as Wyler took a pass from Geurtsen and fired it home for a 6-4 halftime score.

Washington College came out and dominated the final two periods both offensively and defensively outscoring Coast Guard 8-1 took home their fifth straight win.

Sophomore Trey Johnson (2-2) faced 30 shots, making twelve saves and allowing 12 goals. Freshman Charles McCallister finished the game making six saves and allowing two goals.

Ben Flood (5-0) made 13 saves and allowed five goals. Shane Silk finished the game in goal making three saves and allowing zero goals.

Sophomore Colin Cashin had another strong day at the face off x winning 11-16 and collecting a game high eight ground balls. 

Coast Guard returns home to take on the Norwich Cadets on Saturday, March 18th. Opening face is 1:00.

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