The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (5-6-1, 1-1-1 Big South), fresh off a 5-0 win over VMI last Saturday, heads to Radford, Va., to face Big South rival Radford University Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., for its only match of the week. It is Coastals first Big South road match of the season.
SCOUTING RADFORD: The Highlanders (6-3, 1-0 Big South) are coming off a 3-0 win over Alabama A&M Oct. 1. Radfords was supposed to play Liberty last Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to weather, so the Highlanders have only played one conference game this season, a 2-0 win over Charleston Southern. Nikki Porter leads Radford with seven goals and 17 points, with Jonita Hooker not far behind at five goals and 14 points. Tara Oleartchick has a 1.07 goals-against-average and a .733 save percentage. Radford travels to VMI Wednesday before facing Coastal.
Coastal is 2-1-2 all-time against Radford. Last season, the Lady Chants defeated Radford 1-0 as Laura Weiler scored the games lone goal on an assist from Mary Jo Hajek.
PARSONS NETS FIRST CAREER HAT TRICK IN WIN: Junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) scored three goals in the win over VMI, giving her seven on the season, 22 for her career as well as recording her first career hat trick. Parsons scored her first goal at 37:05 off a feed from sophomore Laura Weiler (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic). She then opened the second half with a goal at 46:18 from sophomore Leah Hackmann (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) and concluded the scoring with just five seconds left off a feed from senior Jennifer Maxwell (Englishtown, N.J./Notre Dame).
STOLL STATS: Sophomore Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had her fourth shutout of the season in a 5-0 win over VMI Oct. 2, which ties her for the Big South lead. She has a 1.47 goals-against-average and a .753 save percentage after 12 matches this season. She also is one of only four goalkeepers in the Big South to play every minute of the teams games. Stoll has made 55 saves on the year, including a career-high 11 against UNC Greensboro Sept. 12.
CHANTS LIGHT UP SCOREBOARD IN WIN OVER VMI: Coastal had its highest offensive output of the season in its 5-0 win over VMI Oct. 2. It also was the highest number of goals by the Lady Chants since its 6-1 win over VMI Sept. 21, 2003. Six different Lady Chants registered a point, with junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) scoring three goals in the win.
BARRETT MOVES UP ALL-TIME GOALS LIST: With her game-winning goal in Coastals 2-0 win over Longwood, senior Leah Barrett (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata) moved into second place on Coastals all-time goals list. Barrett scored her 12th career goal, surpassing Kristin Wisse (2000-02). Junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) leads the Lady Chanticleers with 19 career goals.
PARSONS NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Coastal Carolina University womens soccer junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) has been named the Big South Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 12, the conference office announced today (Sept. 14).
Parsons notched a goal in each of the three matches the Lady Chanticleers had this past week. She scored her first goal of the season Sept. 8, in a 3-2 loss to UNC Wilmington off an assist from junior Rachel Devine (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown). Parsons then scored the first goal in a 2-1 win over Old Dominion Sept. 10 in the first day of the UNCG/adidas Classic off a feed from senior Leah Barrett (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata). She then had her third goal of the season in a 7-1 loss to UNC Greensboro in the first half off a pass from senior Erin Blevins (Xenia, Ohio/Xenia). For her efforts this past weekend, Parsons was named to the UNCG/adidas Classic All-Tournament Team.
PARSONS, FISHER NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Juniors Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) and Kristina Fisher (Landenburg, Pa./Avon Grove) were named to the UNCG/adidas Classic Sept. 10 and 12 in Greensboro, N.C. Parsons scored a goal in matches against Old Dominion and UNC Greensboro. Fisher had a shot against the Spartans at midfield.
KARELITZ PUTS IN GAME-WINNER AGAINST ODU: Freshman Jill Karelitz (Columbia, S.C./Dutch Fork) scored her second career goal and her first game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Old Dominion Sept. 10. Karelitz scored with just 10:44 remaining as the ball went off a Monarch defender and into the net.
SPREAD THE WEALTH: After assists by sophomore Leah Hackmann (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) and senior Jennifer Maxwell (Englishtown, N.J./Notre Dame), 10Lady Chants have now score a point in the first 12 contests. Junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) leads the attack with 14 points, while seniors Leah Barrett (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata) and Erin Blevins (Xenia, Ohio/Xenia) and sophomore Laura Weiler (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) have six points each.
STOLL STARTS SOLID IN GOAL: Sophomore Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had three saves and earned her second shutout of the season in the 1-0 win over Campbell Sept. 4. Stoll also stopped eight shots in a 2-0 victory over Western Carolina Aug. 31.
THE DOWN UNDER DUO: Sophomore Simone Borucinski (Canberra, Australia/Daramalan College) and freshman Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) combined for two goals and three assists in Coastals first eight matches. McColl set up senior Leah Barrett (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata) for the game-winner over Campbell while Borucinski fed freshman Jill Karelitz (Columbia, S.C./Dutch Fork) for a goal in a 2-0 win over Western Carolina.
CCU PICKED AS BIG SOUTH FAVORITE: The Coastal Carolina womens soccer team was picked as the favorite in the 2004 Big South Conference Pre-Season Poll, the conference office announced. The Lady Chants received 143 points overall, including five first-place votes. The 2003 squad, in Coastals fourth season of womens soccer, went 10-9-2, earning the most single-season wins in program history. The Lady Chants also made their mark by tying for the regular season conference title for the first time.
CHANTS BIG SOUTH CO-CHAMPS: Coastal Carolina captured the Big South regular season co-championship in 2003 when the Chants tied with Charleston Southern, 1-1. The Lady Chants won a share of its first-ever Big South regular season conference crown in only the programs fourth year of existence. The team final mark of 4-2-1 in the league is its best conference finish in program history.
BIG SOUTH HONORS CHANTS: Coastal Carolina was well represented at the Big South postseason awards, handed out before the 2003 Big South Tournament. Head Coach Karrie Miller was named the Big South Coach of the Year for the second time after guiding the Lady Chants to a co-championship in the regular season, including a 4-2-1 conference record. Candice Doten was named the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row and was on the Womens Soccer All-Academic Team. Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales), Doten and Marisa Kovacs were named to the All-Big South First Team while Simone Borucinski (Canberra, Australia/Daramalan College) was a Second Team selection.
SOCCERBUZZ NAMED CHANT RECRUITING CLASS ONE OF SOUTHEASTS BEST: The Coastal Carolina University 2004 womens soccer recruiting class has been ranked 22nd in the Southeast Region by Soccerbuzz.com, the website announced recently.
The Coastal recruiting class includes midfielder/forward Kali Demmel (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Thunder Ridge), midfielder Jill Karelitz (Columbia, S.C./Dutch Fork), midfielder Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley), forward Morgan Tolan (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) and defender Missy Winstead (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach).
This is the first time that the Lady Chants have had a recruiting class ranked by Soccerbuzz.com since the 2000 season, when they were grouped with Central Florida, East Carolina and UNC Wilmington as the Best of the Rest in the Southeast. Coastal also was the only team in the Big South that was ranked. The University of North Carolina topped the Southeast Region, while Texas A&M had the top class in the nation.
UP NEXT: Coastal travels to Charleston, S.C., to face Charleston Southern University Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.