Chants Apply Constant Pressure in 20-8 Win Over Radford
RADFORD, Va. - Constant pressure was literally the name of the game in Coastal Carolina's 20-8 victory over Radford at Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon, as Nyra Constant provided the spark defensively with five scooped ground balls and two caused turnovers.
On offense, Coastal was led by Charlotte O'Leary and Courtney Genovese, who scored five goals apiece. Additionally, Crowther notched a hat-trick, Sara Nolan and Haley Alexander tallied two goals apiece, and Jenny Thompson, Kasey Griese and Carr scored a goal apiece for Coastal.
Nolan hit a key milestone, scoring the 100th goal of her career with the Chants. With the win, Coastal improved to 9-6 overall and 5-3 in conference play. Radford slipped to 1-14, including 0-8 in Big South action.
The game, which marked the first ever meeting between the Chants and Highlanders, opened with fast-paced, uptempo offense from Coastal. The Chants jumped out to an 11-5 advantage by halftime, with first-half goals from O'Leary, Genovese, Nolan, Alexander and Jenny Thompson.
Coastal maintained momentum after the half, as Crowther, Griese, Genovese and O'Leary found the back of the net.
The Chants had the advantage with 37 ground balls to 22, and Coastal also outshot the Highlanders, 41-15.
Coastal's next game is April 25 at 12 p.m. against Vermont at Maryvale Prep School in Lutherville, Md.