The Leopards, who led the Gulls 7-5 going into halftime, drop to 6-3 this season and 1-2 in the CCC, while the Gulls improve to 2-6 and remain perfect against league opponents at 2-0.
A hot start from the Leopards gave the visitors a 5-4 lead after the first quarter, led by two goals from Coakley – including one on the man-up advantage. Coakley netted his second man-up goal with 5:28 left in the half on a dish from sophomore Dolan McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mass.), carrying Wentworth to a 7-5 lead into the break.
The Endicott defense kept Wentworth at bay for the remainder of the contest, allowing just two goals in second-half action. McCarthy broke a 7-7 tie with a goal from freshman Jack O'Neill (Groton, Mass.), but the Gulls closed the third quarter with back-to-back goals to take the lead for good. Coakley would score Wentworth's final goal of the game – another man-up goal with 11:32 to play, before Endicott went on the offensive with three straight goals for the 12-9 victory.
Coakley led all players with four goals and one assist, while Doner rounded out double-digit offense with two goals. McCarthy, O'Neill, and junior Jacob Eldred (Goffstown, N.H.) all finished with one goal apiece.
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