Connecticut College 2, Coast Guard 0 Thomas Propels Camels to Whale Cup Victory

Connecticut College 2, Coast Guard 0 Thomas Propels Camels to Whale Cup Victory

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's soccer team scored a goal in each half to come away with a 2-0 victory against the Coast Guard.

The Camels improved their record to 1-2-2 with the win, while the Bears fell to 4-3.

Connecticut College has now won 15 of the 16 meetings between the Route 32 rivals.

Senior Libby Thomas (Cumberland, Maine) scored the goal that proved to be the game-winner in the 24th minute of action. Alexa Trebelli (Cranston, R.I.) delivered a through ball from the 18 yard line and Thomas was able to tap it pass Coast Guard keeper Rachel Boohar (Oxford, Pa.) for the score.

But the Bears had their opportunities to break through. Junior midfielder Alyssa Sato (Waldorf, Md.) nearly tied the game with a long 30 yard blast in the latter stages of the second stanza but junior keeper Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made a diving stop to protect the one goal lead for the hosts.

The Camels had several chances in the second half. Caroline Kelleher (Holden, Mass.) and Trebelli both had nice scoring bids for the Camels after supplying scores in last year's meeting.

In the closing moments, the Camels added some insurance. Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) dribbled in from midfield and beat Anna Neidermeyer (Buxton, Maine) with a low shot to the far post.

Boohar made three saves in 73:18 of action for the Bears while Niedermeyer stopped two shots in the closing 16:42 of play.

Montalvo made three saves in the victory for the hosts. Alex Santiago (Griswold, Conn.) logged the final seven minutes of the first half in goal for the Camels, recording one save in her first home game.

 The Camels held a 23-to-8 advantage in shots while finishing with a 6-1 edge in corners.

 The Bears will host Clark University Friday night for a 6:00 p.m. game in New London.

 The Camels will host Hamilton College Saturday at 11:30 a.m. for a key mid-season NESCAC tilt in the Whaling City.