Women's Soccer Falls to UNC Greensboro 3-2 in Double Overtime
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A goal from Kelly Attayek 1:25 into double overtime gave UNC Greensboro (1-0) a 3-2 win over the Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team (0-1) August 22 in Greensboro, N.C. It was the season opener for both teams.
Coastal Carolina got the season off on the right foot at the five-minute mark. The Chanticleers scored on an own goal as Barrie Vogel’s free kick hit teammate Jamie Corti and went into the net. The Spartans came back in the 14th minute on their first corner kick of the game. Kristin Player served the corner into the right side of the box, where Corti headed the ball past sophomore Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) in the right corner, tying the game at one. It was the first goal that Coastal Carolina has given up in 490:13 dating back to last season. Coastal Carolina made two big stops in the first half to keep the game tied at one. Haggard came out of the box and made a superb stop on a shot from Attayek in the 23rd minute. Then on a Spartan corner kick, a Chanticleer defender had a team save at 38:54.
UNC Greensboro outshot Coastal Carolina 9-6 in the first half and had a 4-2 corner-kick advantage. Haggard had two saves in the first half, while Vogel had three stops for UNCG. Gunning led CCU with four first-half shots.
The Spartans took the lead in the 50th minute on an own goal. The Spartans’ Mary Kate Towne served the ball from the right corner into the box. The ball went off the foot of sophomore Colleen Schohl (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) and into the net. Coastal Carolina did tie the game at two at 66:58 when senior Heather Haupt (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) took sophomore Sara Niles’ pass from 15 yards out and hit it in the left corner. It was her seventh career goal. There were only two corner kicks the rest of regulation, sending the game into overtime.
UNC Greensboro had the best chance at scoring in the first overtime as the Spartans’ Attayek hit a shot just wide of goal with 36 seconds left. The Spartans did score in the second overtime as Attayek received passes from Towne and Katie Evans and scored from five yards out for the winner.
Greensboro had an 18-8 shot advantage and a 9-4 corner-kick advantage. Haggard had six saves, while Vogel ended up with four stops. Gunning led Coastal Carolina with four shot attempts. Katelynn Donovan led UNCG with six shots.
Coastal Carolina moves from the Triad to the Triangle for a matchup against #16 Duke. That match is Sunday, August 24 at 5 p.m.