Bears Fall to Ospreys Late

Abigail Bradford
Abigail Bradford

GALLOWAY, N.J. - The Coast Guard women's lacrosse team held a 4-3 halftime lead but could not hang on as Stockton came back in the second half for an 11-7 victory Saturday afternoon on the campus of Stockton University.

With the loss the Bears fall to 0-3 while the Ospreys earn their first win of the season moving to 1-1.

Junior Daria McKenna and sophomore Anna McGoldrick led Coast Guard with two goals and an assist apiece. Freshman Abigail Bradford added two goals of her own to go with three ground balls and two draw controls while sophomore Carter Sanderson scored the other goal for the Bears.

Senior Alexa Rubino led all scorers with five goals while freshman Abbey Yannacone tacked on four of her own. Senior Kim Raichelson was the only other scorer for Stockton scoring two and dishing one assist.

Coast Guard ran out to a 3-0 lead with Bradford, McKenna and McGoldrick scoring three unassisted goals to start the game. 

Stockton cut into the lead scoring the next two goals before the two teams split the final two goals of the opening stanza making the halftime score 4-3.

The Bears pushed their lead to two at the beginning of the second half as McGoldrick took a pass from McKenna and slotted it home with 28:49 on the clock for a 5-3 score.

The two teams traded off the next four goals with McKenna scoring a free position goal with 24:31 on the clock to keep the advantage at two with a 7-5 score.

The Ospreys however took control of the game and scored the final six goals of the contest wrapping up their first win of the season.

Senior Hannah Delguercio (0-3) made nine saves and allowed a season low 11 goals. Delguercio leads the NEWMAC with 29 saves and is fourth in save percentage (40.8%).

Sophomore Maura Twiggs (1-1) made four saves and allowed seven goals.

Coast Guard is back in action on Tuesday, March 7th, when they continue south to take on Virginia Wesleyan. Opening draw is 6:00.