No. 22 Coast Guard Sails Past New Haven

New Haven, Conn. The #22 ranked Coast Guard Academy Men's Lacrosse team defeated the University of New Haven on Sunday afternoon (March 27) by the score of 22-3.

Although the offensive output was robust, 3/c defenseman Tim Wyderko (West Bloomfield, MI/Orchard Lake) was also big part of the story, netting ten ground balls, and in the process, becoming only the second member ever inducted into Mike Fredie "Hard Hat" Union since its inception in January 2009. LCDR Michael Fredie, CGA '96, continues to serve on active duty as the Executive Officer of Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) South and was a Team Captain and hardworking defenseman for the Bears of the mid-1990s.

Coast Guard kept the Chargers on the run early winning the opening faceoff and moving the ball in the offensive zone. Two minutes into the quarter, 1/c attackman Matt Chase (Baltimore, Md./Lochraven) fed 4/c Stuart Carley (Houston, Texas/James E. Taylor) just outside the crease to give Coast Guard the early 1-0 lead. One minute later Carley finished a rebound on the crease for the 2-0 lead. As the Orange and Navy continued to dominate on offense, 1/c midfielder Kyle Ennis' (Mayo, Md./Dematha) took the right lane, shooting over his defender to beat the goalie on the far side for the early 3-0 advantage.

Four minutes later, Chase scored on a wrap-around tally as the Bears continued their hot start. Then 3/c Austin English (Kent Island, Md./Kent Island) scored back-to-back goals one on a great individual effort, the other on a feed from Carley just 20 seconds later to make it 6-0. New Haven was subsequently called for a penalty and Carley scored on the man-up for a 7-0 lead with 4:24 left in the quarter. Chase scored on a big blast from the right wing following a gorgeous feed from English for the final goal of the first quarter.

Chase got the team going in the second quarter, scoring at the 14:13 mark on a behind-the-back goal off a nice assist from 1/c defenseman Paul Junghans (Demascus, Md./The Heights) on a fast break clear. It was Ennis' turn again next time down, dodging through the entire defense before putting it in the net for a 10-0 lead. Coast Guard went man-up after a penalty on the face-off, but gave up a man-down goal to New Haven after an ill-advised shot and long clear by the Chargers. English netting his third and fourth of the game three minutes later - one from Ennis and one from Chase - followed by another unassisted, three minutes later again, off a ground ball in front of the crease. Carley wrapped up the scoring for the half on a high to low shot from 12 yards out assist from English to make it 14-1.

Coast Guard kept on the pressure on to open the third, as 2/c Mark Ryan (Phoenix, Ariz./ Bernards) and 2/c Nick Zablotny (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) buried two goals in quick succession following the opening faceoff of the third. Ryan's came on a nice feed from Carley while Zablotny's was unassisted and came following a tough Coast Guard ride. After some back and forth play, New Haven netted their second of the game to make it 16-2. Chase scored his third and final goal dodging through two defenders for a lefty shot a few minutes later for a 17-2 lead. English finished off with his sixth of the day on a superb feed from 2/c Daniel Symansky (Vienna, Va./Madison) for a 19-2 lead.

The scoring continued under a minute later as Carley executed a crafty split-dodge then raced in for his fifth of the night. He scored another man-up tally three minutes later from Chase to close out the scoring in the third quarter leading 20-2. 3/c midfielder Andrew Ray (Elliot City, Md./ Wilde Lake) notched his first of the game to open the fourth on a great feed from Zablotny. Following a long-stretch of back and forth play, Coast Guard went man-down and New Haven scored to make it 21-3. Always a proponent of the "Goals for Poles" program, Kyle Ennis fed the big man, 1/c John Kearney (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury), to wrap up the scoring as the Bears won 22-3.

Statistically, Coast Guard out-shot UNH 40-18 and scooped up 62 groundballs compared to 36.

Coast Guard will be back in action at home on Friday, April 1 at 7:00 pm EST against Bridgewater State University at Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Conn.

2011-03-29



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