NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Sophomore Conor Rowan tallied his first career hat trick and senior Jack Pope recorded his 100th career point for Coast Guard men's lacrosse in a non-conference victory over UMass. Dartmouth, 17-5 on Wednesday night. The Bears improve to 8-2 overall as they extend their winning streak to six straight. While the Corsairs drop to 4-5 on the season.
Junior Riley McNulty scored two goals and added three assists for a five point night. Seniors Cole Hudson and Benner Geurtsen, and junior Logan Morin added a pair of goals each for the Bears. Junior Jacob Groff, sophomore Peyton Bowler, freshman Matthew Flynn, and Pope all added a goal each in the victory. Senior Anthony Wyler and sophomore Will Iorio both had one goal and two assists for the Bears. Junior Justin Edwards had a game-high three caused turnovers and two ground balls to lead the Bears defense.
Junior Mike Rizzo scored two goals with an assist to lead the Corsairs. Sophomore Josh Souza, junior Donovan Prozinski, and freshman Kevin Swenson all tallied a goal for UMass. Dartmouth.
McNulty opened up the game putting the Bears on the board first at 12:58 but the Corsairs answered by scoring the next two and taking their only lead of the game, 2-1 at 9:01 in the first. The Bears scored 13 unanswered goals throughout the following 35 minutes of play. Geurtsen tied it up 2-2 at 7:59 and Pope gave the Bears a 3-2 lead at 1:23, as she scored his 100th career point for Coast Guard. He is the fourth player in program history to reach 100 career points.
The Bears scored five goals in the second quarter to shut out the Corsairs as they held on to an 8-2 advantage.
Coast Guard outscored UMass. Dartmouth 7-1 in the third quarter. Rowan completed his hat trick to open the final quarter. The Corsairs scored back-to-back goals at 4:41 and 1:42 but Flynn scored the final goal of the game with 49 seconds left to take the 17-5 final.
All four goalies for the Bears saw action as senior Trey Johnson made four saves in his start, and junior Charles McAllister also turned away four shots in his time. Junior Ted McCaffery made 11 saves in the loss for UMass. Dartmouth.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday, April 6 when they travel to Wheaton at 1:00 PM to get back into New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.