WORCESTER, Mass. - Coast Guard fell to first Place WPI 2-0 Tuesday night in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
The hosts dented the scoring late in the 13th minute when junior Mari Bailey threaded a pass through the Coast Guard defense to freshman Kristen McCrea, who broke in alone on the Coast Guard sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boohar and buried a low shot into the right corner for her third goal of the season at 12:55.
McCrea nearly doubled the advantage in the 34th when she look a long pass from Karina Larson but her breakaway bid was denied by an impressive save by Boohar.
WPI's junior Sophie Gomarlo got ahead of most of the Bear defense but the guests were able to recover and block her shot in the 54th minute.
Senior Brianna Grisell launched a strong shot for Coast Guard three minutes later but it was stopped by sophomore goalkeeper Gabi Hoops.
The Bears found the outside of the post on a long shot by freshman Claire Hurley in the 64th minute but the ball bounced out of bounds for a goal kick.
WPI held a 13-5 bulge in shots and an 8-4 edge in corner kicks.