JACKSONVILLE, Fla..Senior Kristina Fisher (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) broke a 2-2 tie at 82:44 to give the Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (5-1) a 3-2 win over Jacksonville (0-3-2) Sept. 11 at the JU/Best Western Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. Coastal now enjoys its best start in the programs history with a 5-1 record.
The Dolphins got on the board first at 25:55 when Katie Orr scored off a corner kick from Michelle Lavine. The Chanticleers would tie the game going into halftime as freshman Jenna Andersons (Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner) shot was deflected by JU goalie Michelle Kmiotek and collected by senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales), who put it in the back of the net for her second goal of the year.
Coastal outshot the Dolphins 9-6 in the first half. Junior Jaclyn Stoll (Farifax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had two saves in the first 45 minutes.
Jacksonville took a 2-1 led at 62:37 when Stephanie Elgie fed Keri Zwikker, who scored on a breakaway for her first goal of the year. That lead was short lived, though, as junior Kristine Kingsbury (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) scored just 14 seconds later off a Fisher assist. It was Kingsburys first goal of the season and second goal of her career. That set up Fishers heroics. She took a Parsons pass from a corner kick and beat Kmiotek left for her third goal of the season with just 7:16 left in the game.
Coastal outshot Jacksonville 16-12 and 7-6 in the second half. Stoll earned her fifth win in goal, making four saves. Kmiotek had eight saves for the Dolphins. Parsons led Coastal with nine shots, while Fisher had three.
Coastals start eclipses the 4-1 start by the 2003 squad. It also owns its first four-game winning streak since Aug. 30-Sept. 7, 2003.
The Lady Chanticleers look to make it five in a row Thursday, Sept. 15, as CCU hosts Georgia Southern. Game time is at 4 p.m.