The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (7-3, 0-2 Big South) fell to High Point University (6-3, 1-0 Big South) 4-3 in overtime Sept. 25 in Conway, S.C. Coastal had a 3-1 lead with under eight minutes in regulation, but High Point scored two goals in 6:30 and scored on a penalty kick in the overtime period to win.
High Point jumped on the Lady Chanticleers early, scoring just 14 seconds into the game on Traci Andersens seventh goal of the year. Coastal would even things in the 23rd minute as freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) scored off junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) assist for her seventh goal of the season.
Both teams had six shots in the first half and junior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had two saves. Junior Heather Barnes (West End, N.C./Pinecrest) also had a team save that stopped a High Point goal. HPUs Erica Brockmyer had one stop and the Panthers had one team save.
Monroe connected on her eighth goal of the year at 51:17 on a feed from junior Stepheney Gerhardt (Mohawk, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) to give Coastal a 2-1 lead. Things look good for the Lady Chants when Parsons scored her sixth goal of the season on a Gerhardt assist at 78:52. High Point would cut the lead to one at 82:06, however, as Gaby McLaughlin took a Renee Hitchcock cross and beat Stoll. The Panthers would then tie it at three as Beckie Leshs shot hit the crossbar, but she collected it and scored for her third goal of the season that would send it into overtime.
In the second half, both teams again had six shots, with Stoll coming up with the only save.
In the 96th minute, Coastal would foul High Point in the box, resulting in a penalty kick by Karolina Straby. She went to the right corner for the game winning goal.
High Point held the slim 13-12 shot margin and had an 8-3 corner-kick advantage. Stoll had three saves for Coastal, while Brockmyer had one stop.
CCU travels to Farmville, Va., to face Longwood University Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. High Point hosts Radford Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.