Hassett, Dandan Lead Bears to Victory

Ryan Dandan
Ryan Dandan

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard stayed unbeaten at home as they topped Mitchell 2-0 in non-conference action Wednesday evening.

With the win the Bears improve to 5-2-1 while the Mariners drop to 1-5-1 on the season.

Sophomore Brock Hassett and senior Ryan Dandan each scored their first goals of the season while juniors Patrick Palermo-Re and Alex Hall each had an assist.

After a scoreless first half Coast Guard managed to get both their goals in a five-minute window early in the second period.

In the 52nd minute Palermo-Re slid a pass to Hassett on the left side forty yards out from goal. Hassett settled the pass and fired a shot on goal that dipped over the keeper and into the back of the net for the game's opening goal.

In the 57th minute Hall caught up to a pass on the right side of Mitchell's penalty box and knocked a service back across the front of the goal. Dandan received the pass at the penalty spot, turned back to his right and hit a shot into the bottom right corner for the second and final goal of the game giving the Bears the win.

Sophomore Dakota Harich (2-1) earned his second shutout in as many games as the Coast Guard defense held the Mariners offense at bay not allowing a single shot on goal.

Sophomore Seth Strader (1-5-1) made eight saves on ten shots on goal allowing the two second half goals.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday, September 30th, when they host Wheaton in a key New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup. Opening kickoff is noon.