Women's Soccer Drops 3-1 Decision at Campbell
Oct. 20, 2011
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team was handed a 3-1 loss at Campbell on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Buies Creek, N.C.
Campbell (11-3-2, 5-0-2 Big South) jumped out to an early 1-nil lead just four minutes and three seconds into the match as Line Bernsten found the back of the Coastal net. Cissy Nitz sent a cross into the box to Kirsty Meyer, who redirected the pass to Bernsten. Bernsten then slotted the ball home past the Chanticleer keeper.
Coastal (2-13-2, 2-5-1 Big South) was unable to find the equalizer in the first half as the Fighting Camel backline consistently thwarted the Chanticleer runs into the offensive third.
Meyer then added Campbell's second goal seven minutes into the second stanza as she was on the receiving end of a well placed Pirjo Leppikangas cross into the box. Meyer headed the ball into the upper left corner of the net to bring the home squad's advantage to 2-0.
Morgan Thomas cut the Campbell lead in half as she converted a penalty kick in the 53rd minute of play. A foul on Campbell inside the box set up the junior's third career penalty kick.
Meyer scored her second goal of the evening in the 83rd minute of play to provide the final 3-1 score.
Freshman Rylie Johnson was afforded a prime scoring opportunity in the 86th minute as she was presented with what appeared to be a shot on an open net after the Campbell keeper was unable to hang on to the ball on a diving save. However, as Johnson fired her shot, a Campbell defender slid in front of the net to deflect the ball harmlessly away.
Campbell finished the match with a 12-8 advantage in shots, while Coastal held a 2-1 edge in corner kicks. Both sides finished with eight fouls as Coastal was whistled offside twice.
Saundra Baron tallied three saves in the match as her counterpart, Ryann Torrero, recorded two. Baron has 53 saves on the season to rank tenth in the Chanticleer single season record book.
Up next, the Chanticleers return to the Coastal Carolina Soccer Field for their final two games of the regular season. The Chants will host Winthrop on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m followed two days later by the team's regular season finale against Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Noon.