NEW LONDON. Conn.-- Sophomore Etta Davis and freshman Kathrine Pittman scored four goals each to lead Coast Guard women's lacrosse to a 21-4 victory over Emerson in their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory on Saturday afternoon. The Bears improve to 2-7 overall, and 1-1 in conference play. Emerson drops to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
Pittman and Davis combined for eight goals to lead the Bears offense. Sophomore Haley McCue and freshman Claire Sullivan both tallied a hat trick, for Sullivan the first goal of the hat trick was her first career goal, and McCue added four draw controls. Sophomore Mel Goins added a pair of goals, while senior Carter Sanderson, junior Erin Mullen, sophomore Haley Howard, and freshman Emily Rivera and Maddie Rizzuto rounded out scoring for the Bears. Sanderson dished out a game-high five assists, breaking the Coast Guard record for assists in a game, which was previously at three. Howard added four assist, to become second on the assists in a game list, she also had a season-high eight draw controls.
Jenna Tomsky scored twice for the Lions, while Camille Mumford and Julia Mallon added a goal each in the setback.
Davis opened the game for the Bears with her first of the game at 28:20, sparking a 10-goal run capped off by McCue at 16:33. Emerson got on the board at 14:25 with a goal from Mumford as they trailed, 10-1. Pittman and Sanderson scored back-to-back goals to extend the Bears lead, 12-1. Tomsky and Mallon scored the next three goals for Emerson as they cut the deficit, 12-4. Goins and Howard scored the final two goals of the half to give the Bears a 14-4 lead at halftime.
Coast Guard shutout Emerson in the second half. The Bears finished with the final seven goals of the game to take the 21-4 victory for their first conference win.
The Bears are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Western Connecticut State at 7:00 PM.