Coastal Defeats Campbell 17-14, Clinches Three-Seed
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's lacrosse team defeated Campbell by a final score of 17-14 in the regular season finale at Barker-Lane Stadium on Friday evening and clinched the three-seed in next week's Big South Conference Championships.
It was a game of runs for both teams as a 3-3 tie with 15:22 to play in the first half turned into an 8-3 lead for Coastal Carolina after five goals in a span of just more than eight minutes. However, Campbell responded with four goals of its own to cut the deficit to 8-7 at halftime.
Again, the Chanticleers came out firing in the second half as they scored eight consecutive goals and extended their lead to 16-7. The Camels then fired right back with seven straight goals of their own and narrowed the score to 16-14 with 8:24 to play.
Nonetheless, Coastal was able to play preventative defense when it mattered and converted on one more goal to make the final score 17-14.
Coming off a then career-high six goals vs. Presbyterian, senior attack Jen Cosgrove turned in an even better performance as she netted a new career-high with seven goals and one assist on Friday. Cosgrove's seven goals and eight points match the Coastal Carolina single-game program records. Additionally, Courtney Genovese, Haley Kyger, Sara Nolan and Keri White each contributed two goals for the Chanticleers. Kyger also recorded seven ground balls in the game and set a new single-game program record.
With the win, Coastal Carolina wraps up its regular season having won nine of its last 11 games with a 10-5 overall record and 5-2 record in conference play. Additionally, the win improves the Chanticleers to 3-0 all-time against the Camels and 2-0 in Buies Creek.
On the other hand, Campbell falls to 5-12 with a 2-5 conference record.
The Chanticleers' third-place finish in conference play means they will host a tournament game for the first time in the program's three-year history. Tuesday's game at 6 p.m. will be a rematch of tonight's contest as Campbell finished the regular season in sixth-place in the conference standings.