NEW LONDON, Conn. - Coast Guard (7-5, 1-1) went 2-0 on the day earning their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win of the season topping Clark, 26-24, 25-22, 14-25, 19-25, 15-6 and then beating Endicott 3-1, (25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17).
Match One: Coast Guard 3 Clark 2 (26-24, 25-22, 14-25, 19-25, 15-6)
In the first set, Coast Guard found themselves down six points midway through at 13-7 after a kill by Clark sophomore Ana Mercado.
The second set continued to be neck and neck until the Bears, down 22-20, went on a 5-0 run to finish the second set and take a 2-0 lead. Saunders and Dunton each had two kills during this stretch.
The Cougars did not go away quietly as they took the next two sets 25-14 and 25-19. Clark used big runs in both sets as they closed out the third 17-4 and the fourth 10-3.
In the final set Coast Guard fired out and never looked back winning 13-6 and earning their first conference win of the season and their first win against the Cougars since the 2014 season when the Bears beat them 3-2.
Match Two: Coast Guard 3 Endicott 1 (25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17)
Saunders once again had a strong game for the Bears hitting .407 with 14 kills while freshman Alexi Deane hit .412 with a career best 10 digs. Junior Michelle McGill and sophomore Hailye Reynolds had 10 digs, while Reynolds added 18 assists. Freshman Makenna Martin had a match high 26 assists.