March 13, 2013
Washington D.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's lacrosse team allowed nine straight goals to begin the game as the American Eagles clipped the Chanticleers 16-4 on Monday afternoon.
American earned its first win of the season to move to a 1-6 record while the Chanticleers fall to 2-6 (0-0)
Coastal was led by sophomore midfielder Lily Yednock, who recorded two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two forced turnovers to pace the Chants in each category. Charlotte O'Leary and McKynsey Douglas each found the back of the net once for the Chants, while Maddy Ciardi led the defense with three ground balls and Keri White won two draw controls.
American took control of the game early, scoring nine unanswered goals. Emily Burton started things off for the Eagles scoring a free position shot just over a minute into the game. The Eagles continued to retain possession for the majority of the first half, winning nine draw controls, forcing 12 turnovers, scooping nine ground balls and scoring 10 goals. Burton recorded four of American's first-half goals.
Sophomore midfielder Lily Yednock put the first marker on the board for the Chants, finding the back of the net on an unassisted shot from the slot with 3:48 remaining in the first half.
American ended the first half with one final goal, courtesy of Olivia Mangan who slotted a shot with just 8 seconds remaining to give the Eagles a 10-1 lead.
The tilt seemed to lessen somewhat in the second half as the Chants saw several offensive chances early on. American's defense prevailed however, keeping Coastal's shots out of the net while the Eagle's offense netted three in the first 10 minutes.
McKynsey Douglas broke American's scoring streak, scoring a shorthanded goal at 19:04 of the second half. The momentum from Douglas' goal continued to propel the Chants' offense for the next few minutes, eventually resulting in a Charlotte O'Leary goal that was assisted by Yednock.
Coastal's scoring streak was stopped short however, when Julie McKay and Jamie Silverman scored back-to-back goals to give American a 15-3 lead.
Yednock contributed to the scoreboard one final time for the Chants, adding a free position goal at 8:27 of the second half. Julie McKay would add one final tally for American with five minutes remaining to close out the game's scoring.
Teal Harrison spent all 60 minutes between the pipes for the Eagles, recording seven saves on 11 shots and earning the win. Trista Kuehn of the Chants likewise spent all game in net, saving 12 of 28 shots that were put on cage.
The Chants now have a nine day break before facing their next opponent. Detroit Mercy will make the trip to Conway for a 3 p.m. match on March 22 at Brooks Stadium.