This Week in Coastal Womens Soccer
Coastal Carolina (9-3, 1-2) vs. Charleston Southern (4-6, 2-1)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: CCU Soccer Field, Conway, S.C.
Series: Charleston Southern leads 2-1-3
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
Coastal Carolina (9-3) at Western Carolina (9-3)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Catamount Athletic Complex, Cullowhee, N.C.
Series: Western leads 3-2
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (9-3, 1-2 Big South) hosts Charleston Southern University (4-6, 2-1 Big South) Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., in a Big South Conference clash in Conway, S.C. The Lady Chanticleers then step out of conference to face Southern Conference foe Western Carolina University (9-3) Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Coastal is coming off a 2-0 week, defeating Longwood 6-4 Sept. 29, and VMI 2-0 Oct. 1.
SCOUTING CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: The Lady Buccaneers fell to Liberty University 2-0 in its last contest Oct. 1. Liberty scored two goals in the last five minutes to defeat the Lady Bucs. Charleston Southerns biggest win came in a 2-1 overtime tilt over UNC Asheville Sept. 24. Leading the way for the Lady Bucs is Katie Crona, who has four goals and two assists for 10 points. Miki Wilson has a 1.54 goals against average and a .764 save percentage in net.
SERIES VS. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: Charleston Southern leads the all-time series with Coastal 2-1-3. Last season, CSU scored with 22 seconds left to win 2-1. Emily McColl scored Coastals goal in the 53rd minute. Coastal is 1-1 versus Charleston Southern in Conway, as the Lady Chants defeated the Lady Bucs 4-1 in the 2002 season.
SCOUTING WESTERN CAROLINA: The Catamounts lost to Wofford 1-0 in its last game Oct. 2. Western is 3-1 in Cullowhee and 1-2 in the Southern Conference. Leading the way for Western is Casey Davis, who has scored four goals and 10 points. Lauren Atkinson is right behind with nine points, while Alesha Row sports a 0.66 goals against average.
SERIES VS. WESTERN CAROLINA: The Catamounts lead the all-time series with Coastal 3-2, but Coastal won last years game 2-0 behind goals from Erin Blevins and Jill Karelitz. Coastal is 0-2 lifetime in Cullowhee.
MONROE BREAKS GOALS SCORED RECORD: Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) scored her 12th goal of the season in a 2-0 win over VMI Oct. 1. That goal broke the single-season goals scored record at Coastal, which was previously held by senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) in 2003. Monroe now leads the Big South in goals scored and points (25).
PARSONS BREAKS ASSIST MARK: Senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) collected her 16th career assist in the 6-4 win over Longwood Sept. 29, breaking Coastals all-time assist record. The record was held by Kristin Wisse (2000-02). Parsons now holds the career record for goals, assists and points.
CCU MATCHES LAST YEARS GOAL TOTAL: Coastal has scored 29 goals in 12 games after defeating VMI 2-0 Oct. 1. The team has matched last years 29-goal output in 20 games. Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) leads the team with 12 goals, while senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) has six.
KEEPING IT NATURAL: Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) had her second hat trick in the 6-4 win over Longwood Sept. 29. Monroe has had two natural hat tricks this season, as she scored all three goals in the 3-1 win over Chattanooga Sept. 4.
STOLL PRESERVES SHUTOUT AGAINST KEYDETS: Junior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had a season-high eight saves in the 2-0 win over VMI Oct. 1. Stoll also recorded her third shutout of the year, upping her total to nine career blankings.
YOUTH BEING SERVED: Coastal has played six freshman this season, with all of them playing major minutes for the Chanticleers. The freshman have 33 of the teams 84 points and seven of the teams 26 assists.
HAUPT CONNECTS IN FIRST GAME ACTION: Freshman Heather Haupt (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) scored a goal in Coastals 6-4 win over Longwood Sept. 29. It was the first game she has played at Coastal, becoming the first Lady Chant to score in her first game since Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) did the trick Aug. 30, 2002, in a 7-0 win over South Carolina State.
COASTAL LIKES THE ROAD: Coastal now is 4-1 on the road after its 2-0 win over VMI. Before the win over Jacksonville Sept. 11, Coastal had not won a road game since Sept. 26, 2003 in a 3-1 win over UNC Asheville.
NIGHT OWLS: Coastal has seven regular season games left on its schedule. Six of those games will be played at night, including Wednesdays game against Charleston Southern. Coastal is 4-1 at night this season and defeated Longwood 6-4 in its last night contest.
MONROE NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Coastal Carolina University freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) has been named the Big South Conferences Womens Soccer Player of the Week, the conference office announced Sept. 13. Monroe helped the Lady Chanticleers to a 3-0 week, including a pair of one-goal victories in the JU/Best Western Invitational.
Monroe had two goals and an assist in Coastals 4-0 win over The Citadel Sept. 6 and added the games lone goal in a 1-0 win over Stetson Sept. 10. In a three-game stretch, Monroe had six goals and an assist for 13 points.
COASTAL BREAKS WIN STREAK RECORD: With its 3-1 win over Georgia Southern, Coastal extended its longest win streak in the programs history at five games. During that streak, the Lady Chants outscored their opponents 14-4 and beat three teams from the Southern Conference. The streak was snapped in the conference opener to UNC Asheville.
SPREADING THE WEALTH: When freshman Heather Haupt (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) scored the fifth goal in Coastals 6-4 win over Longwood, she became the 13th player to score a point this season. Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) leads the team with 25 points, followed by senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) with 18.
CCU WINS THE JU/BEST WESTERN INVITATIONAL: Coastal went 2-0-0 in an in-season tournament for the first time in the programs history, defeating Stetson 1-0 and Jacksonville 3-2 to win the JU/Best Western Invitational. Coastal also won both games by one-goal, upping its mark to 3-0 in one-goal games.
MONROE DOES IT AGAIN: Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) enjoyed an amazing three-game offensive output Sept. 4-10. After connecting on a hat trick against Chattanooga, the freshman scored twice and added an assist in a 4-0 win over The Citadel. She then scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Stetson Sept. 10.
COASTAL UNBEATEN VS. SOCON: With its 2-1 victory over Wofford Sept. 21, Coastal improved to 5-0 this season over teams from the Southern Conference. Coastal also beat Elon 1-0 Aug. 26, Chattanooga 3-1 Sept. 4, The Citadel 4-0 Sept. 6. and Georgia Southern 3-1 Sept. 15 The Lady Chants wrap up its schedule against the SoCon Oct. 8 at Western Carolina.
FISHER NOW IN SECOND IN COASTAL GOALS LIST: Senior Kristina Fisher (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) scored her third goal of the season, a game-winner, in Coastals 3-2 win over Jacksonville Sept. 11. It also was her 13th goal of her career, tying her with Leah Barrett (2000-04) for second on Coastals all-time goal scoring list.
REVERSING A TREND: In 2004, Coastal Carolina had six one-goal losses. The Lady Chanticleers took a big step in reversing that trend with two one-goal wins over Stetson (1-0) and Jacksonville (3-2). Coastal, who is now 4-1 in one-goal games in 2005, had its lone one-goal win last season 1-0 against Campbell.
COASTAL PICKED SIXTH IN BIG SOUTH POLL: The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the 2005 Big South Conference preseason womens soccer poll, as voted by the Leagues Head Womens Soccer Coaches and Sports Information Directors, announced Wednesday by the Big South office.
Birmingham-Southern was picked to win the Big South, receiving 12 first-place votes and 155 out of a possible 162 points. The Panthers won the Big South Tournament last November. UNC Asheville earned three first-place votes and was picked second with 130 points. Radford earned one first-place vote and 116 votes in earning the third slot. High Point was chosen fourth with 101 points and Liberty earned the fifth spot with one first-place vote and 93 total votes. Coastal earned 80 votes for the sixth slot, while Winthrop (57 votes), Charleston Southern (56 votes; one first-place vote) and VMI (22 votes) rounded out the conference projections.
PARSONS PICKED FOURTH IN BSC PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Coastal senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) was picked fourth in the Big South Preseason Player of the Year balloting, earning two first-place votes and six total points. UNC Ashevilles Emily Langill was named the Preseason Player of the Year after being the 2004 Player of the Year.
UP NEXT: Coastal travels to Rock Hill, S.C., to face Winthrop University Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., in a Big South matchup.