Second Half Proves Costly For Chants
Feb. 27, 2013
CONWAY - St. Bonaventure outscored Coastal Carolina 10-2 in the second half to overcome a two-goal deficit and hand the Chanticleers a 14-7 loss Wednesday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
The loss drops Coastal Carolina to 0-4, while St. Bonaventure won its second straight game to move to 2-0 on the season.
For the third time this season Coastal Carolina's top scorers, Keri White and Charlotte O'Leary, had multiple point games, with each getting two goals and Keri White providing one assist. The Chants also received one goal each from Lily Yednock, Rachel Ferrara and Caitlin Kratzer. Yednock once again led the Chants on defense, scooping six ground balls, winning four draw controls, and causing four turnovers.
St. Bonaventure's sophomore attacker Jenna Schlagenhauf had her second four-goal game in a row, while senior Marybeth Madia and sophomore midfielder Taylor Ventre each netted three. Rounding out the scoring for the Bonnies were Elspeth McGarry, Cara Callahan, Erin Thomas and LeighAnn Stauffer, each of whom scored once.
St. Bonaventure opened the scoring in the game, but it was the Chants that controlled most of the first half.
With the score tied 2-2 in the first, LeighAnn Stauffer and Jenna Schlagenhauf scored back-to-back goals in 20 seconds to give the Bonnies a 4-2 lead. Six minutes later, the Chants responded with three straight goals of their own, courtesy of Keri White, Charlotte O'Leary and Lily Yednock. The three-goal streak took Coastal into the locker room with a 5-4 lead.
The Chants appeared to have carried their momentum into the second half as Charlotte O'Leary put the first marker on the board with an unassisted goal at 27:01 of the second. That momentum would not last though, as a St. Bonaventure goal by Taylor Ventre started a 9-0 run for the Bonnies that would last the better part of 15 minutes.
Keri White found the back of the net one more time for Chants at 6:10 of the second, but the damage had already been done. Marybeth Madia then split the pipes once more to ice the 14-7 victory for the Bonnies.
Three Chants were shown yellow cards during the match, and the Bonnies capitalized in each instance, scoring three man-advantage goals.
St. Bonaventure put 26 shots on frame, 12 of which were saved by Coastal's goalie Trista Kuehn. Kuehn's counterpart, Karly Kocis, recorded her first win of the season, making six saves on 13 shots for the Bonnies.
St. Bonaventure outshot Coastal 34 to 18 while turning over the ball 19 times compared to Coastal's 26 turnovers.
After starting the season with a four-game home stand, the Chants will leave the friendly confines of Brooks Stadium, and travel to Georgia to play their first road game. The Kennesaw State Owls will host the Chants for a 1 p.m. matchup Saturday at KSU Stadium.