This Week in Coastal Women’s SoccerCoastal Carolina (3-4-1) at College of Charleston (3-4)Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25Time: 7 p.m.Place: Patriots Point, Charelston, S.C.Series: CofC leads 1-0-2Live Stats: www.CofCsports.comCoastal Carolina at VMI (3-4-1)Date: Saturday, Sept. 29Time: 1 p.m.Place: Patchin Field, Lexington, Va.Series: Coastal leads 4-0Live Stats: www.vmikeydets.comLive Video: www.BigSouthSports.comCoastal Carolina at Longwood (2-4)Date: Sunday, Sept. 30Time: 2 p.m.Place: Athletics Complex, Farmville, Va.Series: Coastal leads 3-0Live Stats: TBAThe Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team (3-4-1) plays its next three matches on the road, starting with a 7 p.m., contest Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the College of Charleston (3-4). Coastal will then start Big South play Saturday, Sept. 29 at VMI (3-4-1). Game time is at 1 p.m. and the game can be seen on THE EDGE at www.BigSouthSports.com. The Lady Chanticleers then will take the pitch a day later at Longwood (2-4) for a 2 p.m., matchup. Coastal is coming off a 4-0 loss to Francis Marion this past Friday.SCOUTINGCOLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: The Cougars dropped a pair of games while hosting the College of Charleston Tournament this past weekend. C of C fell to LSU 4-0 and to Vanderbilt 3-0. Brittney Schneider leads the Cougars with three points on the season, while goalkeeper Erin Smith has a 1.73 goals-against average. SERIES VS. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: The Cougars hold a 1-0-2 series advantage. The last time these two teams played in 2003 in a game that ended in a 1-1 tie. Coastal and the College of Charleston were supposed to play last season in Conway, but Tropical Storm Ernesto forced the cancellation of the game.SCOUTING VMI: The Keydets are coming off a 3-0 loss to Appalachian State Sept. 22 in Lexington, Va.Alexa Bernas has four goals and three assists on the year, while A.J. Baker also has four goals after eight matches. Angela Redmond is second in the Big South with a 1.00 goals-against average.SERIES VS. VMI: Coastal has won all four meetings against the Keydets, including a 2-0 win last season in Conway. Laura Weiler and Ashleigh Gunning scored the goals for Coastal. Coastal has outscored VMI 15-1 in the four games.SCOUTING LONGWOOD: The Lancers improved their record to 2-4 with a 1-0 win over New Jeresy Tech. Alex Myers scored the goal in the 72nd minute while Marcia Biddle had four saves for the shutout. Longwood did defeat Big South member Radford 1-0 in their second game of the year.SERIES VS. LONGWOOD: Coastal holds a 3-0 series advantage on the Lancers. Last season, two second-half goals by Heather Haupt lifted Coastal to a 2-1 victory. Three of Haupt’s six career goals have come against Longwood.GUNNING NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) was named the Big South Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 16. Gunning had a memorable week, taking part in six of Coastal’s eight goals. For the week she tallied four goals and two assists for 10 points to lead the Chanticleers to three wins. In Coastal’s first victory and shutout of the season, Gunning contributed an assist on the game-winning goal, as CCU defeated The Citadel, 3-0. In Coastal’s second game of the week against Wagner, she became the first Chanticleer to record a hat trick since Bobbie Parsons on Oct. 16, 2005, as the Lady Chants came from behind to top Wagner, 3-2. Her first goal came in the second half at 55:36 to tie the score at 1-1. Exactly one minute after the Seahawks scored to retake the lead, Gunning found the back of the net to knot the game at 2-2, and finished off her performance by scoring a goal at 79:29 to close out the game with a victory. In Coastal Carolina’s final contest of the week, Gunning scored the first goal of the game against North Florida at 16:38, and assisted on Coastal’s second goal to lead CCU to the 2-1 win. Gunning currently leads the Big South in points, goals and is tied for first in assists.GUNNING IN NCAA RANKINGS: Senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) is in the top-20 in the country in both goals and points per game thru games of Sept. 23, 2007. Gunning was 17th in points per game (2.13) and 13th in goals per game (0.88). MONROE NOW SECOND TO ONE: Junior Blair Monroe’s (North Myrtle Beach, S.C./Little River) first goal of the season Sept. 12 in a 3-0 win over The Citadel moved her into second place on Coastal’s all-time points list. She passed Kristina Fisher and now has 61 points in her CCU career. Bobbie Parsons leads Coastal with 95 career points. Monroe also is second at Coastal in shots (139) and goals (27).GUNNING NAMED TO LOWE’S SENIOR CLASS AWARD LIST: Coastal CarolinaUniversity women’s soccer player Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) has been chosen as a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer, the organization announced Sept. 24. Gunning is one of 20 women’s soccer candidates in the nation up for this award. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is given out in eight NCAA Division I sports to a senior student athlete who excels both on and off the field. While the on-the-field performance during their collegiate soccer careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.COASTAL TAKES HOME TOURNEY TITLE: Coastal went 2-0 at the North Florida Tournament, taking home the title after being the only undefeated and untied team on the weekend. It was the first time that Coastal went 2-0 in a weekend tournament since the Lady Chants defeated Stetson and JacksonvilleSept. 10-11, 2005.HAGGARD STEPS IN GOAL ON THE WEEKEND: Freshman Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) stepped in for the injured Britt Pecora (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Socastee (Presbyterian)) and got two wins in goal for the Lady Chanticleers. Haggard stopped five shots in the 2-1 win over North Florida and had a stop in a 3-2 win over Wagner. Pecora started the game against The Citadel, stopping two shots in a 3-0 shutout of the Bulldogs. COASTAL WINS HOME OPENER: Coastal defeated The Citadel 3-0 in the home opener for the Lady Chanticleers. Coastal now is 5-2-1 all-time in home openers, including a three-game winning streak in home lidlifters.GELSOMINO NETS GOAL VS. STETSON: Senior Amanda Gelsomino (Johnston, R.I./Johnston (University of New England)) scored her first goal of the season and fourth at Coastal in the 1-1 tie against Stetson Sept. 7. Gelsomino’s goal was assisted by senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) and sophomore Samantha Teijelo (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel). Gelsomino now has 12 shots on the season. GUNNING GETS TWO GOALS IN WOFFORD GAME: Senior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) scored two goals in a game for the third time in her Coastal career in a 3-2 loss to Wofford Sept. 3. Gunning connected on freshman Sara Niles’ (Elgin, Ill./Elgin) cross in the 49th minute and then flicked sophomore Maegen Hellberg’s (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) free kick in the 56th minute. Gunning now has 17 career goals at Coastal, which is fourth all-time at CCU.COASTAL PICKED THIRD IN BIG SOUTH PRESEASON POLL: The CoastalCarolinaUniversity women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason poll as voted by the League’s Head Women’s Soccer Coaches and Sports Information Directors, the conference announced today (Aug. 13). In addition, redshirt junior Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) finished runner-up in the voting for the Big South Preseason Player of the Year. Coastal received 98 points, including three first-place votes, to finish third in the balloting. Liberty was picked to win the conference, garnering 109 points and five first-place votes. Winthrop earned the second spot by one point, getting 99 points and a League-high six first-place votes. Coastal was followed by UNC Asheville (90 points, one first-place vote), High Point (59 points), Radford (57 points), Charleston Southern (45 points, one first-place vote) and VMI (19 points). McColl received three first-place votes and eight overall points to finish second in the Preseason Player of the Year voting. Winthrop’s Dimitra Poulos, the 2006 Big South Player of the Year, was named the Preseason Player of the Year with 11 first-place votes and 25 points.CITADEL GAME STARTS VIDEO STREAM SCHEDULE: Coastal Carolina will have at least four games video streamed on THE EDGE at BigSouthSports.com this season, starting with the Sept. 12 game against The Citadel. Coastal’s game at VMI Sept. 29 and a home game against Charleston Southern Oct. 24 also will be streamed. In addition, all games of the 2007 Big South Tournament in Charleston, S.C., Nov. 8-11 will be streamed on the Big South site.UP NEXT: Coastal returns to the CCU Soccer Field Wednesday, Oct. 3 against Presbyterian. Game time is at 7 p.m.