The Coastal Carolina University women's soccer team (1-2) fell to the University of Maine (3-0) by a 1-0 score, Sept. 3, in the first day of the Big South Challenge in Charleston, S.C. Maine, who is ranked regionally in the Soccerbuzz Northeast poll, scored early and held on despite a couple of golden opportunities by Coastal.
The Black Bears struck first as Marie-Andree Canuel headed in a corner kick from Marie-Michel Bouchard at 15:26. Maine outshot the Lady Chanticleers 7-4 in the first half, while sophomore Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) stopped two Black Bear shots.
In the second half, Coastal was outshot by Maine 5-2, but the Lady Chants probably had the best chance when junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) had an opportunity 10 yards out on a turnover, but the shot was high. Coastal had corner-kick opportunities late, but could not get a shot on goal.
For the game, Maine had 12 shots to Coastals six, while Coastal had five corners to Maines four. Parsons and freshman Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) had two shots apiece. Stoll had four saves in the loss, while Maines Tanya Adorno stopped two shots.
Coastal now will face Campbell University in the second day of the Big South Challenge Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m., in Charleston, S.C.