NEWPORT, R.I. – Coast Guard held Salve Regina to three total goals as the Bears topped the Seahawks 17-3 Tuesday evening.
With the win, Coast Guard improves to 2-0 while Salve Regina falls in their season opener.
The 14 goal margin of victory was the largest in program history and for the second straight game Coast Guard matched their program record with 17 goals. It is also the first time the Bears have won back-to-back games since the team joined the NCAA ranks in 2014.
Freshman Brenna Farrington had a game high four goals and added an assist for five total points. Senior Daria McKenna finished with five points as well on three goals and two assists while freshmen Haley McCue had four points on three goals and one assist. Freshman Luisa Santos and Mary Goins each finished with three points as Santos had a goal and two assists and Goins netted her first career hat trick.
Salve Regina was led by Olivia Slysz who had a goal and an assist while Katie Kline and Maddie Villareal tallied a goal each.
Tied at one five minutes into the game, Coast Guard opened the game up scoring four straight goals capped off by a man down goal from McCue on a free position shot making the score 5-1 with 20:42 remaining in the first half.
A Villareal goal cut the Bears lead back to three before Coast Guard finished the half on a 6-1 run. Santos had two points over this stretch with a goal and an assist while freshman Marietta Davis, junior Carter Saderson, McKenna, Farrington and McCue all had goals, giving the Bears a 11-3 halftime lead.
The Coast Guard defense ramped things in the up in the second half holding the Seahawks scoreless and only allowing seven shots as the Bears added six more goals wrapping up their second win of the season.
Freshman Rebecca Dolan (2-0) made a career high nine save allowing three goals.
Christina Myers (0-1) started in goal for Salve Regina making nine saves and allowing 14 goals. Bridget Newbury finished the game allowing three goals and making two saves.
The Bears had four different players with multiple cause turn overs led by Farrington with three. Freshman Haley Howard had a game high eight draw controls while junior Anna McGoldrick finished with a team high five ground balls.
The Bears are back in action on Saturday, March 3rd when they host St. Josephs of Long Island. Open draw is 1:00 pm.