WORCESTER, Mass. - Coast Guard dropped their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season as Clark scored two second half goals for a 2-0 win.
With the loss the Bears fall to 5-2-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The Cougars continue their undefeated start to the season improving to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the NEWMAC.
Coast Guard and Clark were back and forth early on each having opportunities on the offensive end.
The Bears looked to strike first as a foul in the Cougar's 18 yard box gave Coast Guard a penalty kick. Senior Alex Lane stepped up and struck it towards the right corner, but junior Connor Maguire dove to his left and pushed the shot wide for a corner.
In the second half the Bears came out and controlled the early possession but could not capitalize on the early advantage.
In the 71st minute Clark worked the ball onto the right side of the Coast Guard's offensive third. Freshman Sean Munroe cut the ball and found junior Demetri Boumis with a pass at the top of the Bear's penalty box. Boumis drilled a one time shot into the right side of the net for his first goal of the season.
Clark extended their lead at the 76:04 mark as Munroe found freshman Trevor Sheridan on Coast Guard's left flank. Sheridan hit a service into the box that floated just over junior goalkeeper Jake Sorenson and into the opposite side netting for his first goal of the season. Munroe is tied for third in the NEWMAC with three assists on the year.
Sorenson (3-2-1) made two saves on four shots on goal. It was the first time this season the Bear's defense allowed two goals in a game and only the third goal they have allowed all season.
Maguire (8-0) made one save on one shot on goal. He is second in the conference with a .47 goals against average, .893 save percentage and 25 saves on the year.
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday, September 28 when they host cross town rival Mitchell. Kickoff is 6:00.