March 29, 2013
CONWAY - After a week-long break following a thrilling 14-13 win over Detroit Mercy, the Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse team will return to action on Saturday to begin the Big South Conference portion of their schedule with a trip to Clinton, S.C. to square off against Presbyterian College. The match, which is set for 1 p.m., will mark the first Big South Conference game in the history of the Coastal women’s lacrosse program.
The Chanticleers enter this weekend’s game against Presbyterian with a 3-6 overall record, with wins against Kennesaw State, Howard and Detroit Mercy. Freshman Keri White, who netted the last minute game-winning goal against Detroit, leads the team in goals with 15, along with fellow freshman Rachel Ferrara. Charlotte O’Leary has posted a team-best 19 points (13 goals, 6 assists), and Lily Yednock continues to pace the Chants in ground balls (34), draw controls (20) and caused turnovers (23). Trista Kuehn, who has started all nine games in net, has been credited with 69 saves and a 13.16 goals against average.
As a team, the Chants have scored 96 goals so far this season, averaging 10.67 per game. In addition, their 21 ground balls per game and 10.67 caused turnovers per game lead the Big South.
Saturday’s matchup will also mark the first Big South game of the season for Presbyterian. The Blue Hose hold a 2-8 record while averaging eight goals per game, and allowing 18.2 goals per game to their opponents. Presbyterian and Coastal have attempted the same number of shots on goal (156), with Presbyterian holding a slight advantage in SOG percentage (.757 to .750). PC is led by junior attacker Catherine Ellis, who has netted 23 goals on the season, including a program-high of eight in the Blue Hose’s last outing against Kennesaw St. Presbyterian’s goalie, Bridget Hogan, owns a 18.87 goals against average and a .308 save percentage.
This weekend’s contest marks the first of three road games the Chants will play to begin their conference schedule. After Saturday, the team will have a brief rest before traveling to High Point on Monday to take on the Panthers in a 3 p.m. match. The Chants will close out the three-game road trip on April 5 when they head to Farmville, Va. to take on Longwood.
Presbyterian will be providing Livestats for Saturday’s game, the link to which can be found HERE.