Oct. 18, 2009
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team (5-10-2, 3-2-1 Big South) extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 2-0 win over UNC Asheville (4-7-1, 1-4 Big South) Oct. 18 on a cold, windy day in Asheville, N.C.
For the second straight game, senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) and junior Anna Tupy (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) had the goals for the Chanticleers. Unlike the Presbyterian game Friday night, the duo would wait until the second half for the scores. The Chanticleers outshot UNC Asheville 8-3 in the first half, but the game would be knotted at zeroes at half. Junior Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) had a save in the first half, while UNCA’s Veronica Lazar had three saves in the first 45 minutes.
Coastal was outshot by the Bulldogs 10-5 in the second half, but scored on 40 percent of its attempts. At 65:12, Gentile connected in the right corner on a 10-yard shot. It was her ninth goal of the season and her 12th as a Chanticleer, which now puts her in a tie for seventh on the school’s all-time goal scoring list. The goal was assisted by sophomore Marissa Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island), her third of the season. Then at 75:54, Tupy scored on a 25-yard shot in the top left of the net. The unassisted goal was her fourth of the season and ninth in her career. Haggard had five saves in the second half, including three in a 5:32 span in the middle of the frame.
Both teams had 13 shots for the game. Haggard earned her third shutout of the season and adds to her school record of 17 career shutouts, making six saves in the win. Megan Dent played the second half in goal for UNCA, stopping two shots.
Tupy led the Chants with five shots, three of which were on goal. For Asheville, McKenna Stockhausen and Leliani Halkiotis had four shots apiece.
Coastal Carolina will play its final three regular-season games at home, starting with a matchup against in-state rival Charleston Southern Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.