Feb. 17, 2013
CONWAY - Despite late heroics by Coastal Carolina to even the score at the end of regulation, the Chants were unable to defeat Marquette as the Golden Eagles hung on to take a 12-11 win in sudden-death double overtime.
Marquette (1-1) picked up the first win in its program’s history while Coastal Carolina (0-2) is still looking for its first victory.
Marquette took control of the game early in the first half with four unanswered goals. Coastal then countered with two to cut the lead in half before Marquette went on a three goal streak. Coastal then tallied one before the end of the half to go into the locker room at the break trailing 7-3.
The two teams traded one goal apiece to start the second half. Coastal then found its stride on offense, stringing together four consecutive goals in a little over four minutes to even the game up at 8-8. The Golden Eagles responded by netting two of their own goals to take a 10-8 lead with 5:09 remaining in the second half.
With time ticking down in regulation, Kimmy DeLonge threw a pass in front to Charlotte O’Leary who found the back of the net to bring the Chants within one with 3:43 remaining. Less than 30 seconds later, it was O’Leary again who scored an unassisted goal to tie the game at 10 apiece where it would stay for the remainder of regulation.
In the first overtime period, Coastal struck first with an unassisted goal from Lily Yednock. Kenzie Brown of Marquette answered less than two minutes later to tie the score at 11-11 and take the game to a sudden-death second overtime period.
One minute and six seconds into the second overtime period, midfielder Lily Yednock was given a yellow card, forcing the Chants to play a man down. Marquette capitalized on the situation, scoring 30 seconds later to end the game and take home a 12-11 victory.
Marquette led Coastal in shots (32-21), ground balls (28-23) and turnovers (24-32), but the Chants took the edge in draw controls (15-11) and converted five of their seven free position shots, while Marquette went 0-4 from the eight meter fan.
Coastal was led offensively by Charlotte O’Leary and Keri White, both of whom had three goals. It was the second game in a row White turned in a three goal performance. Rachel Waldron led the Chants defensively with five ground balls, with Lily Yednock was close behind with four ground balls and four draw controls.
Marquette’s Kenzie Brown produced five goals, two assists, seven shots on goal and five draw controls to pace the Golden Eagles. Nicole Gleason and Hayley Baas each scored two goals, while Lauren Hooker, Anna Muzika and Claire Costanza each tallied one to round out Marquette’s scoring.
Coastal lacrosse returns to action Feb. 23 to play the third game of its four-game home stand against visiting Virginia Tech. The game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.