March 5, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse team managed to cut a five-goal deficit down to two late in the second half, but Saint Francis held on to take a 9-6 win over the Chanticleers on Tuesday night in Brooks Stadium.
Midfielder Lily Yednock led the way offensively for Coastal, scoring two goals and providing one helper while grabbing four ground balls and causing three turnovers.
McKynsey Douglas provided the final tally for the Chants, her third of the season.
Leading the way for the Red Flash were Lindsay Ingram and Katie Schaaf, each of whom had two goals. Megan Ross, Olivia Pittman, Christina Fini, Rebecca Meyer and Rachel Larson also found the back of the net for Saint Francis. Saint Francis’ freshman defender Jordan Porretto grabbed three ground balls, three draw controls and forced one turnover to lead the Red Flash defensively.
For the second game in a row Coastal struck first on the scoreboard. After taking the ball through the midfield, Lily Yednock was able to find an open Charlotte O’Leary in front of the net, who buried the shot to give Coastal a 1-0 lead two minutes and 15 seconds into the game.
Saint Francis responded by going on a scoring streak, burying five goals in a span of 20 minutes to take a 5-1 lead.
McKynsey Douglas netted one more goal for Coastal before the half, giving the Chants a three goal deficit to overcome in the second.
The Red Flash started the second half by scoring two goals in the first five minutes, courtesy of Rebecca Myer and Megan Ross.
Four minutes later, Rachel Ferrara helped right the ship for Coastal, scoring on a free position shot. Ferrara’s goal would be followed by markers from Yednock and White, cutting Saint Francis’ lead to two.
The Coastal comeback would fall short however, as Saint Francis netted two more, and Yednock added another to make the final 9-6 in favor of the Red Flash.
Saint Francis managed to keep possession for a large portion of the game, due in large part to its success on draw controls. Saint Francis won 13 draw controls, while Coastal only managed four. The Red Flash also outshot Coastal 23-16, while converting 10 of their 11 clear attempts.
After a quick stay at home, the Chants will return to the road as they travel to Washington D.C. to play two games in three days. The Chants will face Howard for a 3 p.m. game March 11, and American for a noon game March 13.