Sept. 9, 2011
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Coastal Carolina women's soccer fell to Old Dominion by a 2-0 final in the opening game of the College of Charleston Cup on Friday, Sept. 9.
With the win Old Dominion improves to 2-3-1 as Coastal drops to 0-5-1 on the season.
Coastal continuously attacked the Monarch defensive third through the opening minutes of the second period. Through the first 15 minutes of play, the Chants recorded a corner and a blast off the foot of Maddie Phillipsthat was saved by the Old Dominion keeper.
As the second half of the match wore on the Chanticleers would have several promising runs foiled by offside calls.
Cisca Okokohad a chance to net the equalizer in the one goal game with just over ten minutes to play as she received a pass and uncorked a blast from 24 yards out. Unfortunately, the Old Dominion was able to make a diving save to preserve the clean sheet.
On the ensuing Monarch possession Ashlee Coutu added Old Dominion's second goal as she cleaned up her own rebound inside the box.
In the 10th minute of the first half, the Chants were afforded a prime opportunity to take an early 1-nil lead. After several passes along the right flank, Morgan Thomas placed a cross into the '18 just yards in front of Ashley Day. As Day fought off a defender, the Monarch keeper came out of the net to gobble up the ball moments before Day was able to attempt a shot, spoiling the Chanticleer opportunity.
The 20th minute of the contest saw Cami Skladanypick up her second defensive save of the season as she headed away a shot attempt by Jocelyn Weidner after folding in front of an empty Chanticleer net.
In the 33rd minute of the first half, Old Dominion's Taylor Smith netted her second goal of the season. After a cross near the top of the '18 by Tori Diersen, Smith was able to chip a shot over Coastal's Saundra Baronwho had come out of the goal in an attempt to punch away the cross.
Hannah Brown, an All-Big South Tournament selection a year ago, made her first appearance of the season in the first half after missing first five games due to injury.
Old Dominion finished the contest with a 12-5 advantage in shots, while booth keepers tallied four saves.
Coastal will cap the College of Charleston Cup against Cincinnati on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Noon. The match will also conclude the Chants slate of pre-conference tournaments.