April 25, 2014
CONWAY - Freshman Alicia Geiter, who finished with a game-high (tied) three goals, was one of 12 Chanticleers to find the back of the net as the Coastal Carolina women's lacrosse team closed out the 2014 regular season with a record-breaking 18-7 win over Presbyterian College on Friday evening at Brooks Stadium. The previous Coastal record for the most players to have recorded a goal in a game was nine, which had been accomplished on four separate occasions.
With the win the Chants match their 2013 overall season record of 5-11, and improve their Big South record to 3-5. Presbyterian, meanwhile, drops to 4-12 overall and remains winless in conference play.
Geiter's three goals on three shots brings her season goal total to 24, just three behind leading-scorer Sara Nolan, who finished the game with three assists. Sophomores Keri White, Rachel Waldron and Rachel Ferrara each finished with two goals.
Friday's game also saw three Chanticleers record their first goals of the season. Karley Barreno scored the first two goals of her Coastal career, while junior Jen Koss and sophomore Kasey Griese each notched their first of the year.
Attacker Megan Schaaf led Presbyterian's offensive efforts, scoring three goals on four shots. Liz Bedell finished with two goals, while Maddie Seiloff and Kelsey Rupsch each found the back of the net once.
Coastal came out strong in the first half, outshooting Presbyterian 19-6 and winning all but one of the opening half's 14 draw controls.
The Chants started the game with back-to-back goals from Waldron and Yednock. After a PC goal from Bedell at 23:40 of the first, Coastal tallied two more goals courtesy of White and Ferrara. Bedell once again broke up Coastal's scoring streak with an unassisted goal at 20:40, but the Chants dominated the rest of the first half, rattling off eight straight goals to take a 12-2 lead into the locker room.
Schaaf recorded the first two goals of the second half for the Blue Hose, but the Chants closed out the period outscoring Presbyterian 6-5.
White notched her 23rd goal of the season at 20:46 on a free position shot, while Koss' first of the season came unassisted after forcing a turnover in PC's end. Timberg and Thurston combined for consecutive goals midway through the second followed by markers from Griese and Ferrrara in the final 10 minutes to close out the scoring.
Freshman goalie Jenna Stover was awarded the win in a contest that saw all three Coastal goalies record minutes. Stover allowed two goals and grabbed a ground ball during her 17 minutes in net. Maria Platsidakis took over for Stover, tallying four saves and two ground balls while allowing two goals. Sophomore Trista Kuehn closed out the final 19 minutes of play.
PC made four goalie changes as Tay Lyles and Bridget Hogan split minutes in net. Lyle finished with eight saves while Hogan recorded four. Each goalie gave up nine goals.
With the regular season wrapped up, the Chanticleers must wait to see who their opponent will be in the quarterfinals of the Big South Women's Lacrosse Championship. The first round of games get underway on Wednesday, April 30 at various campus sites as the top four seeds host.