NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College scored the games only goal as the Camels topped Coast Guard 1-0 in the battle for the Whale Cup at the Connecticut College campus.
With the loss the Bears drop their first game of the season and fall to 5-1-1 on the season while Conn. College improves to 4-1.
The Camels had a slight advantage offensive advantage early on and earned an early free kick that they put on frame, but junior Jake Sorenson was there to make the save.
Later on in the half junior Luke Telang managed to beat his defender down the right side and slid a service across the mouth of the goal but it was just behind the feet of classmate Ryan Dandan and the Conn. College defense cleared it away.
The Camels scored the games only goal midway through the half as senior Charlie Overton sent a free kick to the right side of the Bears penalty box. Sophomore Chris Lockwood one touched a looping ball over the head of Sorenson and sophomore Ben Manoogian was their to make sure the ball was in the back of the net.
In the second half, after senior Pat Devlin was sent off with a red card, Coast Guard continued to push to take advantage of the extra man.
The Bears earned a corner shortly after the send off and looked to have a goal as Dandan fired a shot on net. A Camels defender was there on the goal line and looked to use his hand to stop the shot, but no call was made and Conn. College managed to clear the ball out of danger.
Coast Guard was unable to find an equalizer in the closing minutes and Conn. College ran out enough time on the clock and made the one goal advantage stand up.
Sorenson (3-1-1) allowed one goal over the 90 minutes, his first of the season and only the teams second of the year.
Senior Mark Cameron improves to 2-1 on the season and notches his second shutout of the year.
Coast Guard is back in action this Saturday as they travel to Worcester, Massachusetts for their second New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season against the Clark Cougars. Kickoff is 12:00.