The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (6-1) scored three goals in a 2:52 span late in the first half to defeat Georgia Southern University (1-5-1) 3-1 Sept. 15 in Conway, S.C. Coastal now has its longest winning streak in the programs five-plus years at five games.
Coastal outshot Georgia Southern 12-2 in the first half, but it wasnt until 41:28 that the Lady Chanticleers got on the board. Junior Kristine Kingsbury (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) stole the ball from a Georgia Southern defender in the box and scored past GSU goalkeeper Megan MacDonald for her second goal of the season. Just a minute and a half later, senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) took a long pass from freshman Chelsea Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island), ran 20 yards and beat MacDonald for her third goal of the year. Then at 44:20, sophomore Jill Karelitz (Columbia, S.C./Dutch Fork) dribbled through the Eagle defenders and beat MacDonald high for her second goal of 2005.
MacDonald had two saves in the first half for GSU and junior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) did not stop a shot in the first 45 minutes.
Georgia Southern came out and scored just 25 seconds after halftime as Kate Boardman took a cross from Ashley Toussaint and beat Stoll high to make it 3-1. Coastal had 17 shots in the second half, but could not covert. They also held Georgia Southern to six shots for the entire game.
Stoll earned her sixth win in goal, stopping two second-half shots. Macdonald stopped six shots for the Eagles.
Parsons led Coastal with nine shots, while senior Kristina Fisher (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) had six shots. For the game, Coastal had three corner kicks, while Georgia Southern had one.
Coastals longest winning streak prior to this season was from Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2003, when the Lady Chants won four in a row. Coastal also is now 4-0 against Southern Conference schools.
CCU opens Big South play Sunday, Sept. 18 against UNC Asheville in Asheville, N.C., at 2 p.m.