Lions Nip Bears in Second Half

Hannah Delguercio
Hannah Delguercio

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard women's lacrosse team dropped their fourth New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season falling to Emerson 11-3 Saturday afternoon at Cadet Memorial Field.

With the loss the Bears fall to 3-9 on the season and 0-4 in conference play. The Lions improve to 5-6 overall and 3-1 in the NEWMAC.

Coast Guard was led by freshman Abigail Bradford who had a team high two goals. Junior Daria McKenna scored the teams only other goal.

Senior Meredith Windsor had a game high six points for Emerson with five goals and three assists. Junior Tara Windsor had four goals of her own while freshman Camille Mumford notched three points with two goals and an assist.

After the Lions jumped out to a two goal lead in the first six minutes of the game, the Bears answered with two goals of their own to tie the game. The first came from McKenna who scored an unassisted goal followed Bradford who also scored an unassisted goal making the score 2-2 with 19:09 to go in the first half.

Emerson took the lead back with a three goal spurt in a three minute spurt as Weber scored three straight goals, two free position shots and one unassisted.

Bradford got one back with 6:20 to go in the opening stanza making the score 5-3 at the intermission.

The Lions defense stepped up in the second half holding the Bears scoreless and scored six more to wrap up their third conference win of the season.

Senior Hannah Delguercio (3-9) made a career high 13 saves on 24 shots allowing 11 goals. Delguercio leads the NEWMAC with 107 saves on the season and is slowly closing in on the single season save record set by Angel Fay last season of 150.

Junior Kristina Modica (5-6) made 10 saves on 13 shots on goal allowing three. Freshman Sofia Naumovski played the final 7:37 making one save and allowing no goal.

The Bears are back in action on Wednesday, April 12th, when they host Mount Holyoke in NEWMAC action. Opening draw is 7:00 pm.