Score: Coast Guard 21, Emerson 9
Records: Emerson Lions (0-2) ; Coast Guard Academy Bears (3-0)
Location: New London, Conn.
Date: April 24, 2021
The Lead: Junior Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) scored four goals for the Lions to lead them against the Coast Guard Academy Bears, but Emerson fell to the New London, Conn. school 21-9.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Celotto: 4 Goals, 3 Ground Balls
Peirce Eldredge: 1 Goal, 2 Ground Balls
Jack O'Rourke: 1 Goal
Hunter Gervais: 1 Goal
Malcolm McGrath: 21 goals allowed & 17 saves on 35 shots through 53 minutes
Caleb Holdridge: 5 Goals, 4 Ground Balls, 19 Shots
Gaige Kruger: 3 goals, 1 Ground Ball, 12 Shots
Dan Lucas: 8 Goals allowed on 11 shots with 3 saves in 45 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED
Emerson opened the scoring in the game through junior Skyler Celotto, who netted the first goal for the Lions at 13:09 of the first quarter. Coast Guard rallied off eight straight goals in the following seven minutes to take an 8-1 lead. The Lions rebounded, scoring three unanswered goals from Celotto, Jack O'Rourke (Palisades, Calif.), and Hunter Gervais (Johnston, R.I.) to close the first frame trailing 8-4.
Coast Guard grabbed one back in the early parts of the second quarter before Celotto notched his hat trick at 8:04 of the second quarter. Peirce Eldredge (Media, Penn.) found the back of the net just a minute and a half later, cutting the Bears lead to three at 9-6. Coat Guard added one goal through Matt Flynn with 3:28 remaining in the first half to take a four goal lead into the break.
Much like the start of the first half, Emerson scored just under two minutes into the frame, this time through Austin FRanklin who notched his third goal of the season. Coast Guard went on a three goal run before Celotto scored his fourth goal of the day at 10:43 of the third quarter. Coast Guard added one more through Taylor Gustafson to take a 15-8 lead into the final frame.
Nicholas Fulgione (North Andover, Mass.) notched his first collegiate point by scoring at 12:50 of the final frame, before Coast Guard ended the game on a six goal run, bringing the final score to 21-9.