Bears Win First Varsity Game in School History

Freshman Matt Huemme
Freshman Matt Huemme

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman Matt Huemme had four goals for Coast Guard as the Bears beat Albertus Magnus 16-8 for the first NCAA win in school history in nonconference action.

Matt Hueme's four goals was a career high and pushed his season total to a team best six goals. Senior Pat Dreiss added three goals of his own while sophomore Blaise Curtis and junior Justin Huemme each had two goals and an assist. 

The Falcons were led by junior Mike Choniere who had two goals and two assists and junior Adam Earl who had two goals. 

The first quarter was a back and forth affair as junior Kyle Carosotto picked up the opening face off and ran straight to goal firing one past freshman Jack Kerner to open up the scoring. Coast Guard would score four more in the first half but Albertus Magnus kept pace with four of their own giving the Bears only a one goal advantage at the end of the first period.

The Falcons came out and scored the first two goals of the the second quarter giving them the a 6-5 lead. 

The Bears answered with three goals from junior Trent Moon, Matt Huemme and Curtis giving Coast Guard a 8-6 lead going into the second half. 

After trading goals to start the second half the bears erupted for six unanswered goals giving the Bears a comfortable 15-7 advantage with 2:11 left in the game. Matt Huemme had two of his game high four goals over this stretch.

Both teams traded goals to end the game giving Coast Guard an 16-8 win holding Albertus Magnus to two second half goals. 

Sophomore Ryan Carpenter made two saves on ten shots faced earning his and the teams first win of the season (1-3). 

Kerner made 17 saves on 33 shots faced dropping his record along with the teams to 0-4. The Bears outshot the Falcons 50-11 including 25-4 in the second half.

Senior Nick Chicoine had a dominate game in the face off circle winning 24-28 and also collecting 15 ground balls,.

Not only did Coast Guards defense have a strong second half but they also forced 22 Albertus turnovers and completed 9-12 clears.

The Bears return to action this Saturday, March 21st for the first varsity home game in school history against long time rival Norwich. Game time is 7:00 pm.