Bears and Pride Play to a Tie

Katie Clark
Katie Clark

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - In its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest of the 2016 season, Coast Guard came from behind to earn a 1-1 tie with Springfield.  

With the tie Coast Guard's record is now 3-1-2 overall and 0-0-1 in conference play while Springfield is now 3-1-1 on the season and 0-1-1 in the NEWMAC.

This is the first time in school history that the Bears did not lose to the Pride as they were 0-18 against them coming into this game.

Sophomore Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.) made nine stops over 110 minutes of play. Boohar is second in the conference in saves with 39.

Junior goalkeeper Ciara Boucher finished with two saves in the contest, while for Coast Guard, sophomore

Springfield College held a 27-7 shot advantage throughout the course of the contest, while also holding a 4-0 margin in corner kicks.

After a scoreless first half, the Pride got on the board just 3:21 into the second frame when Mikaela Coady got hauled down inside the Bears' box, leading to a penalty kick for Elizabeth Monsen who converted to make it 1-0, Springfield College.

With 32:31 remaining in the contest, Coast Guard pulled even when junior midfielder Gabby Auzenbergs played a ball to the wing for freshman Claire Hurley, who sent a cross right across the goal mouth, which was deflected by senior Katie Clark into the back of the net to make it 1-1.

Springfield College had a chance to take a late lead in regulation, when Monique Marcelino  gained control of a loose ball on the edge of a box and put a bid on cage, but the ball trickled just wide of the cage to keep the game knotted at one apiece.

The two sides played back-and-forth soccer in the two overtime periods, but neither side could find the back of the net to take the win.

Coast Guard is back in action on Wedensday, September 21st as they host cross street rival Conn. College. Kickoff is 7:00pm