Worcester, Mass. – The #7 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Men’s Lacrosse team received goals from 10 different players as they posted a convincing 17-3 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute last night. With the win, the Blue and Orange advance to 5-1, 1-0 in the PCLL South.
Coast Guard was led by Cadet 2/c E. J. Schmid (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) who registered three assists and as many goals for six points. Schmid was one of 11 Bears who registered at least one point on the evening. Cadet 1/c Steven Danseglio (Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip) and2/c Stu Carley (Houston, Texas/James E. Taylor) both registered four points while 1/c Austin English (Kent Island, Md./Kent Island) and 3/c Patrick Dreiss (Wantagh, NY/ Holy Trinity) chipped in with three and two respectively.
Danseglio, 3/c Nick Chicoine (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) and 4/c Kyle Carosotto (East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich) combined for all 15 of Coast Guard’s face off wins with Carosotto going 4-for-4 at the x. Cadet 1/c Justin Dougherty (Satellite Beach, FL/Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy) picked up the win as he played the first 30 minutes in the cage, allowing one goal and making six saves. The remaining minutes were shared by 1/c Michael Cooper (Baltimore, Md./Boy’s Latin) and 3/c Jacob Lee (Coronado, Calif./Coronado), who had two saves and no goals against.
WPI got on the board first less than a minute into the game – which was no surprise, as the Bearshave made a habit of giving up an early goal – they have trailed 1-0 in every game this season. The Bears then rattled off four answered goals to put themselves in front 4-1 at the end of the first quarter.
The Bears found the back of the net four more times in the second period and took an 8-1 leadinto halftime. In the second half, the Coast Guard offense came to life – tacking on eight more goals in the period to lead 16-1. The Bears added one more goal in the fourth and final frame. The Engineers registered their final two goals of the evening late in the quarter.
The four man close-defense rotation of 1/c Tim Wyderko (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary’s), 1/c Conor Breckenridge (San Francisco , Calif./Novato), 1/c James Fennessey (Milton, Mass./Milton) and 2/c Nick Fredericksen (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South) played exceptionally well throughout. The poles were “on the offensive” as Wyderko registered a goal, while Fennessey handed out a fast-break assist.
Coast Guard will head back to New London and is back in action on Friday, April 5th at 7:00PM against the University of New Haven (3-2) at Cadet Memorial Field.
–The Bears are currently ranked No. 7 overall in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse MCLA Coaches Poll this week.
–Coast Guard shared the ball as 8/17 goals were assisted (47.0%).
–Cadet 4/c Robert McKenna (Chesapeake, Va./Chesapeake) and 4/c Kyle Carosotto scored theirfirst collegiate goals.
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As the smallest of the five U.S. service academies, the Coast Guard Academy offers the elite higher education, rigorous professional development, and honor and tradition of a military academy but with a more personalized approach.
The Coast Guard Academy offers an integrated life experience which emphasizes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership, in order to graduate officers of the highest caliber. Graduates go directly to positions of leadership in “The Shield of Freedom,” one of the most admired organizations in the world. The Academy also features an impressive teacher-student ratio and picturesque waterfront campus that instills a traditional small college feel.
Cadets devote themselves to an honor concept and graduate to work at sea, on land, in the air, and even in space, in meaningful careers of selfless service to others.