Presbyterian Rallies Late to Top Coastal
Oct. 15, 2011
CLINTON, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team was unable to hold on to an early lead as Presbyterian College scored two second half goals to down the Chanticleers, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Clinton, S.C.
Coastal scored the first goal of the game in the 26th minute on a free kick that was headed in by Ashley Day. Alyssa Clark launched the direct kick attempt high into the box where Day was able to head the ball over the Presbyterian keeper and into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.
After the goal, the Chanticleers continued to string together possessions and pressure the Blue Hose backline. Coastal would tally eight first half shots, including four from the right foot of Day, while holding the home squad to only two.
Presbyterian knotted the score at one apiece in the 66th minute as Sara Simpson scored her second goal of the season. The scoring play was set up by a Blue Hose free kick just outside the '18. Emily Boggus received the free kick and launched a shot towards goal that would be blocked by Coastal's Saundra Baron; however, Baron was unable to secure the rebound before Simpson fired the ball into the back of the net.
The Chanticleers nearly found the go-ahead goal in the 71st minute as junior Morgan Thomas uncorked a blast on goal. Unfortunately, the Presbyterian keeper made a diving play on the ball to preserve the deadlock on the scoreboard.
Alice Blackwell provided the Blue Hose with the game-winner in the 84th minute as she found nylon after corralling a rebound in the box. Blackwell's goal was the result of another Presbyterian free kick by Stephanie Allen. Kelly Kozera deflected Allen's kick down to the foot of Blackwell who finished the set piece with the goal.
Coastal totaled a season-high 20 shots in the contest to finish the game with a 20-10 edge in shots and a 6-5 advantage in shots on goal. Day led Coastal with nine shots followed by Thomas' four. The Blue Hose out-cornered the Chants 4-1.
Baron recorded three saves on the day as her counterpart, Sara Beth Anderson, picked up five.
The Chants will have a short turnaround before their next game as Charleston Southern comes to Conway on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Match time is set for 6 p.m.