NEW LONDON, Conn.--Andrew Lee (Darien, Conn.) and Graham Christrensen (Darien, Conn.) scored first half goals to lead the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against the Coast Guard in front of 1,200 fans on Tempel Green Saturday.
Connecticut College improves to 8-4-1 with the win, while the Bears slip to 4-9-1 with the setback.
Connecticut College leads the all-time series 22-10-2 in the longstanding rivalry of Whaling City rivals.
With 2:38 remaining in the first half, the Camels gained a 2-1 advantage when Christensen deposited a header into the back of the net. Dillon Kerr (West Roxbury, Mass.) and Ryland Hormel (San Francisco, Calif.) on the goal that proved to be the difference in the contest.
The two teams converted penalty kicks in the opening half. Andrew Lee buried a line drive inside the left post in the 27th minute of action but Kennerley countered with a penalty kick for the Bears in the 31st minute of play.
Sophomore net-minder Max Nichols (Mill Valley, Calif.) stopped two shots in the win for the Camels and remains perfect with a 3-0 record this fall. Will Leffler (Daytona Beach, Fla.) finished with five stops in the setback for the Bears.
Connecticut College held an 18-to-9 advantage in shots and enjoyed a 7-to-4 edge in corner kicks.
The Coast Guard will host New York Maritime Sunday for a 6:00 p.m. game in New London. The Camels will visit Amherst College Wednesday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game in Western Mass.
Prior to kickoff, Connecticut College head coach Kenny Murphy saluted the five members of the Class of 2012 as they played their final regular season home game on Tempel Green.