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Lady Chants Open Home Schedule With 5-0 Rout of Anderson

       

Lady Chants Open Home Schedule With 5-0 Rout of Anderson

CONWAY, S.C. – Five members of the Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team scored Friday as the Lady Chants downed Anderson in the squad’s first home match of the season. Coastal advances to 3-1 overall, with tonight’s victory marking the team’s third consecutive win.

Coastal dominated Anderson throughout the 90-minute stanza, outshooting the Trojans (38-3, 22-2 shots on goal) and scoring on keeper Amy Davidson four times in the first quarter alone. The first goal - netted at the 13-minute mark - came from senior defender Marisa Kovacs off a corner kick sent in from sophomore Kristina Fisher. Fisher then scored one for herself nine minutes later, thanks to an assist from junior Erin Blevins.

Freshman Laura Weiler also made her presence known, as she netted her second goal of the season, courtesy of an assist from sophomore Bobbie Parsons, in the 36th minute of play. The Lady Chants’ first half scoring streak was rounded out by senior Gretchen Shock at the 42-minute mark off an assist from sophomore Rachel Devine.

The second period’s lone goal was notched in the 59th minute when junior Jennifer Maxwell soared a penalty kick past Davidson.

All three of Coastal’s keepers saw net time, with senior Candice Doten playing the entire first half but facing no shots on goal. Freshman Jaclyn Stoll and senior Beth Wilkerson split time in the second period, each grabbing one save apiece.

Anderson keeper Davidson had her work cut out for her as she recorded 17 saves during the duration of the match. The Trojans, who were playing their first game of the season tonight, drop to 0-1.

The Lady Chants return to action Sunday as they host South Carolina State at 5 p.m. at Coastal Carolina Soccer Field.