Bears Fall in Season Opener

Freshman Angel Fay
Freshman Angel Fay

MANSFIELD, Conn. - Coast Guard dropped their second opener to Eastern Connecticut State University 13-3 in nonconference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Bears falls to 0-1 to start the season while the Warriors earn their first win of the year improving to 1-1.

Coast Guard was led by sophomores Cecelia Hosley, Daria McKenna and freshman Cassidy Andrews who each had one goal. Andrews goal was the first of her collegiate career. Sophomore Hannah Eshleman also earned her first career point tallying an assist in the loss.

Eastern Connecticut sophomore Katie Burke had a game high five points with three goals and five assists while sophomore Allison Wylie had four points on three goals and one assist. Freshman Michelina Pinto had a goal and two assist as well.

The Warriors came out strong in the first half taking a 6-0 lead halfway through the period. Burke had three goals and an assist over this stretch while Wylie had two goals and an assist for Eastern.

The Bears got on the board at the 10:44 mark as Hosley took a pass from Eshleman and found the back of the net for Coast Guard's first goal of the season.

With the score 8-1 at half time the Warriors pushed their lead to 12-1 with 17:19 to go in the game. Coast Guard would tack on two more goal over the final 12:00 minutes to wrap up the season opening defeat.

Sophomore Angel Fay (0-1) started in goal for the Bears making eight saves and allowing 13 goals.

Junior Taylor Emmerson (1-1) started and played the majority of the game for Eastern making three saves and allowing two goals. Freshman Jessica Purick came in for the final 11:33 of the game allowing one goal and making one save.

Coast Guard is back in action on March 5th, as they has host Stockton in their home opener. Opening draw is 11:00.