Second Half Run Propels Ursinus Past Coast Guard

Luisa Santos
Luisa Santos

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Coast Guard women's lacrosse team dropped their first game of the season, falling to Ursinus 13-7 Tuesday evening in the battle of the Bears.

With the loss, the Bears are now 4-1 which is the best start in program history. Ursinus earns their first win of the season and are now 1-3.

Coast Guard was once again led by freshman Brenna Farrington who had a team high two goals. Farrington currently leads the NEWMAC with 24 goals and is third with 25 points. As of March 13th she was tied for 13th in Division III with a 5.50 goals per game average.

Freshman Haley Howard had three points for the Bears with a goal and and two assists while freshmen Haley McCue, Luisa Santos, Mary Goins and junior Carter Sanderson each had a goal.

Senior Taylor DeBarnardi had a game high five points with three goals and two assists. Junior Emily DiGiorgio netted four goals while freshman Grace Langen finished with three points on two goals and one assist. Junior Kaci McNeave finished with a pair of goals as well.

After both teams played to a 4-4 tie in the first half, Coast Guard went ahead first in the second half as Howard found Farrington who fired it home giving the Bears a 5-4 lead with just over 28 minutes remaining.

Ursinus responded scoring six consecutive goals capped off by a goal from Digiorgio with 15:24 on the clock giving Ursinus a 10-5 lead.

Coast Guard was unable to close within five the rest of the way falling to Ursinus 13-7.

Freshman Rebecca Dolan (3-1) got the start in goal for the Bears allowing nine goals and making three saves. Classmate Mary Budri came in to the game in the second half allowing four goals and making one save.

Junior Kaitlyn France (1-3) earned her first win of the season stopping five shots and allowing five goals.

Coast Guard is back in action on Tuesday, March 20th, when they travel to Kings Point, N.Y. to take on rival Merchant Marie. Opening draw is 7:00 PM.