New London, Conn. – The #7 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Men’s Lacrosse team swept its weekend set of games with a 22-9 win over the University of New Haven on Friday night and a 14-3 win over Bridgewater State University on Sunday morning. With the wins, the Blue and Orange advance to 7-1, 2-0 in the PCLL South.
The Bears used a 12-0 run against New Haven in the second and third periods to run away with the game after a 4-2 first period. During the stretch, nine different Bears tallied a goal, including pairs from Cadet 3/c Patrick Dreiss (Wantagh, NY/ Holy Trinity) and Cadet 2/c Paul Dell’isola (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep).
Cadet 2/c Stu Carley (Houston, Texas/James E. Taylor) led the way for Coast Guard, matching his season-high of five points for the third time on three goals and two assists. Also, Cadet 2/c E. J. Schmid (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) and 1/c Austin English (Kent Island, Md./Kent Island) had themselves a fine day with four points on two goals and two assists.
Coast Guard ripped off 60 shots over the course of the game, compared to 18 shots from UNH. UNH, though, grabbed the edge in face-offs, winning 18 out of 33 attempts.
Cadet 1/c Justin Dougherty (Satellite Beach, FL/Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy) made six saves for the Bears and allowed only two goals in the win.
On Sunday against Bridgewater State, Coast Guard went on a 9-0 run that started in the second period to take control of a 5-2 game.
Up 2-0 after the first period, Coast Guard used a 7-2 run in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 9-2 lead. The Bears didn’t look back after halftime, scoring five goals in the second half to take home a 14-3 win.
A pair of juniors, Cadet 2/c Stu Carley (Houston, Texas/James E. Taylor) and Cadet 2/c Paul Dell’isola (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep), led the Bears offensive charge with four goals each – Carley added an assist. Also, Cadet 2/c E. J. Schmid (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) and 4/c Justin Huemme (Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn) each chipped in with three points (1g, 2a) and (2g, 1a) respectively.
Coast Guard dominated the faceoff x with Cadet 1/c Steven Danseglio (Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip), 3/c Nick Chicoine (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) and 4/c Kyle Carosotto (East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich) going a combined 14-for-18. Chicoine went 3-3 at the x and Danseglio added a goal and an assist .
1/c Michael Cooper (Baltimore, Md./Boy’s Latin) made eight saves and picked up six groundballs in the win for the Bears. 2/c Nick Fredericksen (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South) played exceptionally well throughout and led the team with seven groundballs. The poles were “on the offensive” again as Cadet 1/c James Fennessey (Milton, Mass./Milton) scored on a nice fast-break effort.
Coast Guard will be back in action on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00 PM in the friendly confines of Cadet Memorial Stadium taking on #13 ranked Briarcliffe College (2-3, 1-0).
–The Bears are currently ranked No. 7 overall in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse MCLA Coaches Poll this week.
–Coast Guard shared the ball as 12/22 goals were assisted (54.5%).
–Cadet 1/c Andy Bogdan (St. Mary’s, Md./St. Mary’s County), 2/c Jake Mueller (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and 3/c Zachary Wells (Westerly, R.I./Westerly) scored their first collegiate goals.
–Coast Guard shared the ball as 8/14 goals were assisted (57.1%).
–Cadet 2/c Charles Lortz (Hunt Valley, Md./Loyola Blakefield) scored his first collegiate goal.
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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.