Coast Guard Uses Late Goal to Slip Past Women’s Soccer

Sophie Gomarlo

WORCESTER – Coast Guard senior Gabrielle Auzenbergs (Shrewsbury, MA) scored in the 80th minute and junior Rachel Boohar (Oxford, PA) collected four saves in a 1-0 win at host WPI in a NEWMAC women's soccer match Saturday in Alumni Stadium.

With the win, the Bears improve to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play as the Engineers dip to 5-4 and 0-2.

A total of nine shots on-goal were saved before Auzenbergs deposited a long cross, from freshman Kat Retz (Overland Park, KS), which bounced over the keeper at 79:41. In addition to Boohar's stops, Coast Guard was credited with a team save.  For WPI, junior Gabriela Hoops (Stonington, CT) halted four of the five shots aimed at the net.

Auzenbergs, along with WPI sophomore Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) and senior Sophie Gomarlo (Swanzey, NH), tallied a pair of shots on-goal. The Engineers enjoyed an overall shot margin of 13-8 while the Bears were awarded four of the contests seven corner kicks – all in the second half.

WPI completes a four-game homestand Monday with a 7pm meeting with Roger Williams. Coast Guard begins a Monday-Friday homestand beginning with a 6pm appointment with Johnson & Wales.