Women's Soccer Suffers 4-1 Setback at South Alabama
Mobile, Ala. - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team's five game unbeaten streak was snapped Sunday afternoon suffering a 4-1 setback at South Alabama.
CCU moves to 9-5-2, 6-2-1 in the Sun Belt, while South Alabama is 11-4-1 (6-2).
South Alabama found the back of the net in the 2nd minute of the game. A corner kick was sent into the box and Steffie Hardy managed to gain control of the ball and volley it home to score.
The Chanticleers held the resilient Jaguars offense until the 30th minute but let up a goal after a defensive breakdown as they Jaguars pulled ahead 2-0.
In the second half of the match, CCU doubled its offensive attacks creating multiple opportunities but came up short in the final third of the field.
South Alabama's third and fourth tally's came within minutes of each other to put the Chants in a 4-0 hole. USA's Danielle Henley gave the Jaguars a 3-0 lead finishing a rebounded shot in the 69th minute. Just over a minute later, Kory Dixon headed one away off a cross from the right flank to score (4-0).
In the final minute of the match, the Chanticleers were fouled inside to penalty area. Freshman midfielder Kendall Parks stepped up to the penalty mark and finished it with ease to make the score 4-1.
The Chanticleers will return to its home turf welcoming South Carolina State Wednesday October 19. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
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