Coastal Carolina Holds Off Kennesaw State 14-11
Kennesaw, Ga. - Coastal Carolina women's lacrosse team held off Kennesaw State 14-11, Friday afternoon, in Kennesaw.
The Chanticleers inched closer to capturing the ASUN Conference regular season title by improving to 11-5, and 8-1 in conference play, while the Owls dropped to 7-9, and 3-6.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Week Harley Barrett tallied 10 saves on the day while giving up 11 goals.
Offensively Sophie Crowther found the back of the net for six goals to lead the way for the Chants, while Haley Alexander finished with a hat trick scoring three goals and three assists. Reigning Player of the Week Keri White finished with three points (two goals, one assist), and Courtney Genovese put two in for the Chanticleers.
Barrett allowed three goals and finished with five saves in the first half.
Genovese got the scoring started with 48 seconds elapsing from the clock to get an unassisted goal for the early 1-0 lead.
Crowther found the back of the net at the 25:24 mark for her first of the day to lead 2-0.
Kennesaw State cut the lead in half off a free position shot to trail 2-1.
Crowther put in her second goal of the game to start a six to two run for the Chants for the half time score of 8-3.
The Owls started the scoring in the second half to cut the lead to 8-4, before the Chants answered with two of their own to push the lead to 10-4. The team then traded two goals each before KSU went on five to two run to close out the game.
Genovese closed out the scoring for the Chanticleers to push the score to 14-10, with 53 seconds left in regulation. Kennesaw State scored the final goal of the match with 43 seconds left giving the final margin of 14-11.
Coastal Carolina will close out the regular season on the road at Mercer, Sunday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. scheduled opening draw. A Chanticleer victory will clinch the ASUN regular season title for CCU in their first year of ASUN play.