Slow Start Dooms Bears

Junior Justin Huemme
Junior Justin Huemme

NEW LONDON, Conn. -  Maritime built a 9-3 lead by half time on their way to a 14-8 victory over Coast Guard at Cadet Memorial Field.

Senior Pat Dreiss led all Bears (1-5) with two goals and two assists while junior Justin Huemme and junior Louis DePaolis netted two of their own.  

The Privateers (4-3) were led by senior Paul Grubb who had a game high four goals and two assists. Freshman Nick Pellegrino had three goals and two assists while Freshman Ian Danahy added three goals and one assist.

It was tight early as Grubb struck first for Martime. Coast Guard would then take a Maritime turnover and turn it into a Dreiss goal from freshman Ben Gonski just under five minutes into the game.

The Privateers would take control of the game scoring four of the final five goals of the quarter giving them a 5-2 lead. The three goal advantage would be the closest the Bears would get the rest of the game.

In the second quarter Coast Guard was undone by penalties as Maritime was able to score two man up goals on their way to four goals in the quarter. The Privateers led at half 9-3.

The Bears would mount a comeback in the second half as they outscored Maritime 2-1 in the third quarter and brought Maritime's lead to four when freshman Alex Groff scored an unassisted goal making the score 12-8.

The Privateers however closed out the game with two goals giving them a 14-8 win.

Coast Guard once again outshot their opponents 39-32 but were only able to get 17 on frame while Maritime put 19 on goal.

The Bears were able to force more turnovers (24-19) and collected more ground balls (27-26), but struggled to clear the ball out of their own end as they only completed 5-11 clears.

Sophomore Ryan Carpenter started in goal for Coast Guard making one save on ten shots faced. His record falls to 1-5 on the season. Freshman Kurt Caminske relieved Carpenter in the second half making four saves on nine shots allowing five goals.

Freshman Brendan McNally made nine saves on 19 shots. McNally is now 4-3 on the season.


The Bears return to action as they travel to Boston, Massachusetts to take on the MIT Engineers in Coast Guards first ever New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest. Game time is 1:00.