CONWAY, S.C. –The CoastalCarolinaUniversity women’s soccer team (1-3-1) earned its first victory of the 2007 season with a 3-0 win over The Citadel (1-4) on a rainy night in the Lady Chanticeers’ home opener Sept. 12. Coastal also earned its first shutout of the season and outshot the Bulldogs 29-5. Junior Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) got Coastal on the board at 12:38 on a strike from five yards out. The assist went to senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) as Monroe scored her 26th career goal. Coastal had 13 shots, four on goal, in the first half, but probably its best chance to add a goal in the first 45 mintues came on a Gunning bender that hit the post. At 58:59, senior Amanda Gelsomino (Johnston, R.I./Johnston (University of New England)) received a Monroe cross and put it into the net for her second goal of the season. The Lady Chanticeers wrapped up the scoring at 83:03 when junior Danielle DeSonia (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) chipped a ball to the head of classmate Heather Haupt (Springfield, Va./West Springfield), who beat Bulldog goalie LIsa Wilson for her first goal of the year. Coastal had a 16-5 second-half shot advantage and the Lady Chants took all eight corners in the game. Redshirt junior Britt Pecora (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Socastee (Presbyterian)) stopped two shots for the win, while Brit Bunnell and Wilson combined for nine saves. Gunning led Coastal with nine shots, four on goal. Emily Haller and Jessa Scott had two shots apiece for The Citadel. Coastal has now won all five career matchups with the Bulldogs. Coastal will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., for the University of North Florida Tournament Friday, Sept. 14 as CCU faces Wagner at 5 p.m. The Citadel hosts Presbyterian the same day at 4 p.m.