Coastal Lacrosse Edged by Winthrop
April 7, 2013
CONWAY - In a contest that saw the lead change six times, the Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse team was unable to hold off Winthrop’s offense in the later stages of the game as the Eagles (9-6, 3-2) claimed a 10-8 victory over the Chanticleers (4-9, 1-3) on Sunday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
Rachel Ferrara recorded a career-high four goals to lead the Chants. Keri White found the net twice while Charlotte O’Leary finished with two points on a goal and an assist. Rachel Waldron netted one goal, and Kimmy DeLonge extended her point streak to five games with one assist. DeLonge now has 14 points in Coastal’s last five games.
Trista Kuehn took the loss in net for Coastal, finishing the game with 11 saves on 21 shots.
Alyssa Blevins scored four goals for Winthrop, followed by Shannon Gallagher and Logan McCarthy with two each. McCarthey also added one assist to her total. Hayley Krause recorded a game-high six draw controls, giving her 98 on the season. Camille King was given the win in net, and was credited with eight saves, two ground balls and one caused turnover.
The Chants opened the game’s scoring, getting an unassisted goal from Ferrara at 27:58 of the first half. Coastal then continued to keep possession while making key plays in the defensive zone to keep Winthrop off the scoreboard. White extended Coastal’s lead to two at 19:17 with an unassisted tally.
Winthrop notched its first point of the game just 28 seconds later when Gallagher scored her 50th goal of the season.
Waldron responded for the Chants, converting a free position shot to give Coastal a 3-1 lead.
The Eagles then countered with three straight goals to take a one point lead with 12 minutes remaining in the first.
Less than two minutes later Ferrara scored her second marker of the day to tie the game. Ferrara’s tally was followed by a free position goal by O’Leary that returned the lead to Coastal.
The Eagles closed out the first half’s scoring, getting another goal from Blevins at 8:05 to send the teams into the break with a 5-5 score.
Blevins then opened the scoring in the second half, scoring her third of the game on a free position shot that gave Winthrop a one goal lead.
Ferrara countered for Coastal, netting her third goal to once again tie the game at 6-6. Each team went scoreless for the next nine minutes until Ferrara broke the tie, scoring her 21st goal of the season to give the lead back to Coastal.
The Chants’ lead would last for only 18 seconds before Winthrop netted back-to-back goals in nine seconds to give the Eagles an 8-7 lead. McCarthy scored the first, her second of the day, and Megan Wallenhorst followed up with the second on a pass from McCarthy.
White fired back exactly one minute later, taking a pass from DeLonge and putting a one-timer behind Camille for her 22nd goal of the season to tie the game for the sixth, and final, time with 12:12 remaining.
Winthrop’s offense put the pressure on late, getting two more goals just 17 seconds apart. The first, Blevins’ fourth of the day, gave Winthrop a 9-8 lead and would be the eventual game winner. The second goal, scored by Gallagher, came at 7:14 and would be the last of the game despite several late scoring chances for Coastal.
The home-standing Chants will return to action at Brooks Stadium on Friday when they host Liberty for a 6 p.m. game.