Bears Continue Hot Start

Katie Clark
Katie Clark

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - For the fourth straight game to start the season, Coast Guard went to overtime and pulled out their third win in a row topping Randolph Macon 2-1 on the final day of the Mary Washington Classic.

At 3-0-1 it is the best start in program history through four games for the Bears and the first time they have been unbeaten through four games since the 2003 team won four straight from September 20th through September 30th to start the year 5-2. The Yellow Jackets fall to 1-2-1. 

The first half ended in a 0-0 tie as neither team could find the back of the net.

Freshman Claire Hurley however picked up where she left off yesterday in the second half as she scored her third goal of the weekend and the year to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage in the 59th minute. Hurley is tied for fourth in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in goals scored. This is the first time this season that Coast Guard has led in regulation.

Randolph Macon quickly tied the game as sophomore Jenna Burns put a shot past sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boohar at the 61:47 mark which proved to push the game to overtime.

Senior Katie Clark wasted little time in first overtime scoring an unassisted goal just 21 seconds in giving the Bears a 2-0 weekend and their third win of the season. Clark now has two goals on the season.

Boohar improves to 3-0-1 on the season making six saves on seven shots on goal. Boohar currently tied for the NEWMAC lead with 26 saves on the year. She has not allowed more than one goal in any of her starts this year.

Senior Lindsay Zachman made three saves on five shots on goal to drop her season record to 0-1. 

The Bears are back in action on Tuesday, September 13, as they return home for a game against Salve Regina. Kickoff is 7:00.