Chants Drop Conference Opener to Georgia Southern
Coastal Carolina women's soccer dropped its Sun Belt opening match to the Eagles of Georgia Southern, 1-0, Friday evening in the pitch at CCU Soccer Stadium.
CCU falls to 5-3-0, 0-1-0 in conference and the Eagles improve to 3-3-1, 1-0-0 on the season.
The first half was scoreless, but both teams had opportunities to get themselves on the board. The Chants out-shot the visiting Eagles 7-to-5 and had two corner kicks to none in the first 45 minutes.
The best opportunity for the Chants came in the 18th minute when Kendall Parks centered a corner kick and Kylie Bostick was able to get a header directed at the goal that was a tad high, bouncing off the crossbar.
Georgia Southern's Asha Vilaythong had two solid looks on goal with one hitting the left post and bouncing back towards the middle of the box. Vilaythong then had a second chance off the rebound but CCU goalie Rylee Atteberry punched the shot up enough to hit the crossbar.
The second half opened with both teams unable to gain control. The Chants eventually had a great chance when Mackenzie Gibbs hit a hard shot from just inside the left side of the box. However, Georgia Southern goalie Lauren Karinshak was able to stop it.
The Eagles were able to score after a failed clear attempt bounced off a Georgia Southern player. Nicole Aussin pushed a shot past the out-stretched arms of the Atteberry for the lone tally.
Coastal will be back in action to host Texas State on Sunday (Sept. 17) at 1:00 p.m., at the CCU Soccer Stadium.