CCU

Women's Soccer Falls to Western Michigan

Borger scores late, but rally comes up short

       

Freshman midfielder Miki Antzoulatos

Freshman midfielder Miki Antzoulatos

Aug. 26, 2012

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team (1-2-0) dropped a 2-1 decision to Western Michigan (2-1-0) in a game that was part of the Coastal Carolina Soccer Classic Sunday afternoon at the CCU Soccer Field.

The Chanticleers mounted a second-half comeback and closed within a goal when sophomore Meagan Borger scored unassisted in the 88th minute for her first goal as a Chant.

Borger got to a loose ball on the right wing and put a high shot off the Western Michigan goalkeepers hands. The ball caromed forward and rolled into the net.

The Chants were unable to get the equalizer in the final minute and a half of the game, but finished strongly in the final 45 minutes despite being shorthanded.

Junior forward Christina Stern did not play in the game due to injury, while sophomore forward Kacey Kelley and sophomore midfielder Rylie Johnson left in the first half and did not return.

Still, Coastal created some good scoring opportunities in the second half and outshot the Broncos 7-4.

Trailing 1-0, the Chants got their best offensive chance 15 minutes into the second half when junior forward Cisca Okoko chased down a through-pass up the middle and one-touched a low shot just inside the 18-yard box, The Western goalkeeper made a diving stop and the rebound came to freshman forward Charlotte Ratcliff, but her shot attempt was blocked.

The Broncos, who got on the board first in the 15th minute, scored again in the 82nd off of a free kick. Trailing by two goals, Coastal tried to apply more pressure and was able to break through on Borger's late goal.

Junior goalkeeper Megan Spencer made five saves for the Chants, who next travel to Elon for a 7 p.m. game on Thursday.