Bears Tie Wildcats in Nonconference Action

Gabrielle Auzenbergs
Gabrielle Auzenbergs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Coast Guard played in their sixth overtime game of the season tying out of conference foe Johnson & Wales 2-2 on Monday night.

With the tie the Bear's record moved to 3-3-3 while the Wildcats are now 5-2-3. 

Johnson & Wales took an early lead as junior Kjyra Selner took a pass from sophomore Deja Hursey, spun and ripped a shot from eight yard outs for her seventh goal of the year at the 22:17 mark.

Almost exactly five minutes later sophomore Kali Borden answered for Coast Guard as junior Gabrielle Auzenbergs played a through ball to Borden who slotted it home for her first goal of the year making the score 1-1.

The score looked headed into the half tied until junior Wendy Menchu-Lopez received a pass from freshman Alexa Dzubak at the top right corner of the Bear's penalty box. Mecnhu-Lopez hit a shot that curled into the right upper 90 for her first goal of the year giving the Wildcats a one goal advantage at the half.

The Bears defense withstood an early onslaught from the Wildcats as they took 17 shots in the first half

The majority of the second half was scoreless until junior Gabrielle Auzenbergs, with under ten minutes left in the game, picked a great time to score her first goal of the season as she took a shot from outside the Johnson & Wales penalty box that snuck through the hands of junior goalkeeper Emily DeMelo, tying the game at two and forcing the game into overtime.

Neither team could find the back of the net in either overtime period as the game ended 2-2.

Sophomore Rachel Boohar (3-3-3) tied her career high with 17 saves, as she turned away all but two of the 19 shots on goal. Boohar is first in the conference with 69 saves on the season and is third with a .852 save percentage. She is now fourth all time with 182 career saves in program history passing Holly Moore ('12-'14).

Freshman Colleen Lynch (5-1-3) got the start and also played in both overtime periods making five saves on six shots on goal. DeMelo played the second half making three saves on four shots on goal.

Coast Guard is back in action this Friday, September 30, when they kick off the Homecoming festivities with a night game against NEWMAC rival Smith. Kickoff is 7:00.