NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard fell to Springfield 12-2 in their third New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season.
With the loss the Bears fall to 2-8 overall and 0-3 in the conference. The Pride improved to 6-2 on the season and 3-0 in the NEWMAC.
Coast Guard was led by sophomore Cecelia Hosley and freshman Carter Sanderson who each had a goal. Junior Sierra Webb had an assist and sophomore goalie Angel Fay recorded her first assist of her career.
Senior Heather Raniolo had a game high six points with three goals and three assists. Sophomore Shelby Corsano had four goals while Sophomore Julia Birely tacked on two of her own.
Springfield held a 7-0 advantage at half time as both Raniolo and Corsano had hat tricks at the half.
In the second half Coast Guard struck as Hosley took a pass from Webb and slotted it into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.
With 25 second left in regulation the Bears managed to pull the Springfield defense to one side of the field allowing Fay have a free run at goal. She took the ball around the back side of the net and then found a cutting Sanderson who put it away for her seventh of the season.
Fay (2-8) made nine saves on 21 shots faced. She continues to lead the NEWMAC in saves with 98 saves on the year.
Junior Gabby Anderson (6-2) made one save on three shots faced, allowing two goals. She is first in the conference in goals-against average (6.81).
The Bears are back in action on Friday night, when they travel to Boston, Massachusetts for a NEWMAC game against Emerson. Game time is 7:00.