Chants Earn 14-6 Win on Senior Day
CONWAY - Maggie Carr (two goals and five assists) had a team-high seven points, Charlotte O'Leary scored four goals and Haley Alexander notched a hat trick in Coastal Carolina's 14-6 win over Longwood at Brooks Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Carr set a new Coastal single-season record in assists, as she now has 21 on the year.
Sara Nolan added two goals for the Chants, who remain hot with four wins in their past five. Madeline Bromley, Rachel Ferrara and Sophie Crowther also chipped in with a goal apiece for Coastal, as the team enjoyed a victory on the day the inaugural Chants lacrosse signing class was honored.
With the defeat, Longwood slips to 7-8 overall and 3-3 in conference action. The Chants (8-5, 4-2 Big South) are now 2-2 all-time against the Lancers.
Saturday's contest had serious postseason seeding implications, as Coastal and Longwood headed in with the same conference record and hopes of keeping pace with Winthrop and High Point atop the Big South standings.
The Chants gained an early advantage, jumping out to a 9-3 halftime lead.
Coastal opened the game with five unanswered goals, as O'Leary, Crowther, Carr, Bromley and Nolan found the back of the net early on. The Chants' defense maintained consistent pressure when action resumed after the half, with Maddy Ciardi, Lauren Thomas, Nyra Constant and Karley Barreno holding Longwood to just seven shots in the final 30 minutes of play.
Shiloh McKenzie had a team-high three goals for the Lancers. Longwood's Katie McHugh also had two goals and Sarah Butler added one.
Coastal had the slight advantage with 26 ground balls to 25, and the Chants also outshot the Lancers, 25-18. Coastal had the edge in draw controls, 18-4.
The Chants' next home game is April 20 against conference rival Winthrop. Opening draw is set for 6 p.m.