Sept. 22, 2012
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 setback to Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon at Greene Harbison Field in Boiling Springs, N.C.
The Chanticleers fell to 3-6-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the Big South, while Gardner-Webb improved to 2-7-0 and 1-1-0 in the conference. It was the Chants' fifth defeat this season by a single goal.
Coastal outshot the Bulldogs 17-5 in the game, but could not get a ball past Gardner-Webb goalkeeper Amy Schmitt, who recorded eight saves.
Gardner-Webb freshman Shelby Hooe tallied the only goal - and her team-leading third of the season - in the 64th minute.
The Chants controlled the offensive play from the outset, recording the game's first three shots in the opening eight minutes and finishing the first half with a 6-2 edge.
Coastal then had a flurry of opportunities early in the second half, putting four shots on net in the opening eight minutes. Sophomore forward Kacey Kelley had two header attempts, while freshmen Miki Antzoulatos and Fia Jonsson each had one shot, all of which were stopped by Schmitt.
The Chanticleers totaled 11 shots in the final 45 minutes, putting six of them on net. Their final chance came on a corner kick by freshman Darbie Kelley with less than two minutes remaining, but a shot by Kacey Kelley - her seventh of the game - went wide.
The Chants finished with an 8-3 advantage in shots on goal and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Megan Spencer made two saves in more than 85 minutes of play before freshman Faith Farley finished the game in net.
Coastal returns home to host Liberty in Big South action Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.