Bears Start Season 2-0, Lane Name Co-MVP

Brad McNell
Brad McNell

GORHAM, Maine - Coast Guard erupted for five goals in their second game of the season as they topped the University of Southern Maine at day two of the Husky Fall Classic.

The Bears move to 2-0 on the season while the Huskies fall to 0-2.

The men's soccer team starts off the year 2-0 for the first time since the 2014 season when they began the year 8-0, including two wins at the Husky Fall Classic to start off that season.

Senior Alex Lane was named co-MVP of the tournament scoring a goal in each game, including the game winner in their first game of the season, a 1-0 victory over Castleton. Lane looks to come back strong this year after missing last season due to injury and is off to a strong start. Sophomore Garrett Magill and junior Austin Read were also named to the All-Tournament team.

Junior Luke Telang got the scoring started for Coast Guard as he received a pass from classmate Ryan Dandan across his body and scored off the post in the 27th minute for his first goal of the season and the eventual game winner.

Senior Brad McNell followed up Telang's goal just under ten minutes later as he received a pass from sophomore Patrick Palermo-Re on the left side and sent in a ball from the that snuck inside the far post for his first career goal with 35:14 on the clock for a 2-0 lead.

Read fired in the next goal from the right side after junior Tyler Furry settled a corner and found Read on the left corner of the six yard box. His shot deflected off a defender and into the back of the net just over a minute later to push the lead to three just before the end of the first half.

Lane got the second half started right as he scored off a direct free kick from about 30 yards out for his second goal in as many games to make the score 4-0 in the 52nd minute.

Senior Jake Rath finished off the scoring as he received a pass from Dandan over the top of the defense and one touched his shot into the roof of the net for the first goal of his career and Dandan's second assist off the game giving Coast Guard a 5-0 win.

Junior Jake Sorenson (1-0) got the start in the second game after he came in to the first game in the final minutes, facing zero shots on goal and making zero saves. Freshman Dakota Harich got his first minutes in goal in a Coast Guard uniform playing the second half also facing zero shots on goal and making zero saves.

Sophomore Simon Hulbert (0-2) faced 14 shots on goals making nine saves and allowing all five goals.

The Bears return to action on Wednesday, September 7th when they play their home opener against Johnson & Wales. Kickoff is 6:00 pm.

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