Women's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker in Overtime to UNC Wilmington


Women's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker in Overtime to UNC Wilmington

CONWAY, SC – The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team lost to UNC Wilmington in overtime by a score of 2-1, Monday, at CCU Soccer Field. The loss drops the Lady Chants to 8-8-0 on the season, and the Seahawks, who are now 4-0 against Coastal, advance to 7-5-1.

After a scoreless first period for both teams, UNCW got on the board first with a goal from Liz Chriss at the 60-minute mark off a pass from Kristine Mengle from the right side of Coastal’s goal. Rachel Devine then hit the equalizer 15 minutes later on a breakaway down the center of the field after a feed from Kristina Fisher. The score remained at 1-1 as the clock wound down and the match went into a 10-minute golden goal overtime period.

It looked as though the teams would be facing a second overtime, as it remained a draw with one minute left to play, but UNCW’s Ann Weaver came through with the game-winner with 58 seconds left on the clock off a pass from Blair Strickland.

UNCW outshot Coastal 28-22, 14-7 shots on goal, with Jen Truda leading the Seahawks with six shots and Simone Borucinski leading the Lady Chants with the same amount.Coastal keeper Candice Doten played the first 45 minutes in the net, tallying three saves, and Jaclyn Stoll played the remainder of the game, grabbing nine saves. UNCW keepers Rachael Wilson and Tiffany Langford both made appearances, recording one and five saves, respectively.

Coastal women’s soccer has a week off before they take the field again as they try once more to earn the most wins in a season in program history, Tuesday, Oct. 21, against College of Charleston. Game time is 7 p.m. at CCU Soccer Field.