Oct. 14, 2009
This Week in Coastal Carolina Women's Soccer
Coastal Carolina (4-10-1, 2-2) at Presbyterian (3-8, 0-3)
Date: Friday, Oct. 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Edens Field at Martin Stadium, Clinton, S.C.
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 2-0
Live Stats: TBA
Live Video: Big South Network at www.BigSouthSports.com
Coastal Carolina at UNC Asheville (4-5-1, 1-2)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Greenwood Soccer Field, Asheville, N.C.
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 6-2-1
Live Stats: None
Live Video: Big South Network at www.BigSouthSports.com
The Coastal Carolina University women's soccer team (4-10-1, 2-2 Big South) looks to extend its winning streak this weekend with two road Big South contests. The Chanticleers are at Presbyterian (3-8, 0-3 Big South) Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., in Clinton, S.C. Coastal Carolina then travels to Asheville, N.C., to face UNC Asheville (4-5-1, 1-2 Big South) Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. The Chanticleers are coming off wins over VMI (3-0) and Radford (1-0) this past weekend.
SCOUTING PRESBYTERIAN: The Blue Hose fell to UNC Asheville 3-0 in its last match Oct. 10 in Asheville, N.C. Kate Baker and Emily Davis lead the Blue Hose with two goals apiece, while goalkeeper Abby Young has 28 saves in 11 games played.
SERIES VS. PRESBYTERIAN: The Chanticleers lead the overall series with Presbyterian 2-0, including a 2-0 win in Clinton Sept. 24, 2008. Anna Tupy (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) and Blair Monroe scored the goals for Coastal Carolina, while Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) had four saves in the shutout.
SCOUTING UNC ASHEVILLE: Three different Bulldogs scored goals and Veronica Lazar had seven saves in a 3-0 win over Presbyterian Oct. 10 in Asheville, N.C. Chloe Small-McCleary leads the Bulldogs with four goals, while Meagan Bradham has two goals and two assists. Lazar has a miniscule 0.85 goals-against average in 10 games played.
SERIES VS. UNC ASHEVILLE: The Chanticleers hold a 6-2-1 series advantage on UNC Asheville. In the two team's last meeting, Coastal Carolina defeated the Bulldogs 3-2 Oct. 7, 2008 as Ashleigh Gunning broke the 2-2 deadlock with a goal in the 73rd minute.
GENTILE EARNS BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THE SECOND TIME: Senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) has been named Big South Player of the Week for the second time this season Oct. 14 after scoring three goals in two games in wins over VMI (3-0) and Radford (1-0). Gentile scored the game-winner against the Highlanders and had two goals in the win over Keydets. Gentile now has seven goals on the season.
HAGGARD BREAKS SHUTOUT RECORD: Junior Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) recorded her 16th career shutout in the 1-0 victory over Radford Oct. 12. That shutout broke the career shutout record at Coastal Carolina, which was set by Candice Doten from 2000-03. Haggard has a career 1.15 goals-against average and 27 wins in her three-year career.
CHANTS BEAT UNBEATENS: VMI and Radford were a combined 5-0 in conference when they faced Coastal Carolina Oct. 10 and 12, both both were dealt their first blemishes of the Big South campaign, as the Chants defeated VMI 3-0 and Radford 1-0. Senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) had three of the four goals, while junior Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) had two shutouts in the wins.
HELLBERG BREAKS CAREER GAME STARTED RECORD vs. RADFORD: Senior Maegen Hellberg (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) started in her 76th game in a Chanticleer uniform Oct. 12 against Radford, breaking Blair Monroe's record of 75 starts. Hellberg also is third in career games played, as her 76 games played trails Bobbie Parsons (78) and Blair Monroe (82).
HELLBERG SCORES GAME-WINNER AGAINST VMI: Senior Maegen Hellberg (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) scored the game-winning goal, the second of her career, in Coastal Carolina's 3-0 win over VMI Oct. 10. Hellberg's fourth career goal was a 25-yard shot in the ninth minute.
PAVLICK, GENTILE EARN BACK-TO-BACK BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEKS: Junior Karen Pavlick (Middletown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) and senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) were named the Big South Women's Soccer Players of the Week for the weeks of Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, respectively. Pavlick had 11 saves, one shy of a school record, in a 0-0 draw against East Carolina Sept. 18, while Gentile converted on a hat trick in Coastal Carolina's 5-1 win over USC Upstate Sept. 21.
GENTILE SCORES THREE IN UPSTATE WIN: Senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) had a hat trick in the 5-1 win over USC Upstate Sept. 21, recording Coastal Carolina's first three-goal game since 2007. Gentile opened the scoring in the 30th minute, sending a shot to the left corner of the net for her second goal of the season. Later, she made the score 3-0 in the 46th minute after beating the Spartan goalkeeper from five yards out. She finished her career night with a score in the 57th minute for the hat trick. Her three shots in the game all produced goals for a perfect shooting percentage on the night. The last hat trick by a Chant came on Sept. 14, 2007 when Ashleigh Gunning scored three goals in a win over Wagner.
TUPY SCORES A PAIR: Junior Anna Tupy (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) scored a pair of goals in the win over USC Upstate. Tupy scored her first goal at 38:21 off an assist from sophomore Marissa Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island) and had her second goal assisted by freshman Cami Skladany (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales). Tupy now has seven career goals as a Chanticleer.
PAVLICK CLOSE TO A SCHOOL RECORD IN ECU MATCH: Junior Karen Pavlick (Middletown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) recorded 11 saves in the 0-0 draw against East Carolina. She had four saves in each half and collected three in the two overtimes to preserve her third career shutout and the first shutout by the Chants this season. Pavlick almost broke Coastal Carolina's single-game saves record, which is 12 by Candice Doten in the program's first-ever game, a 1-1 tie against Appalachian State Aug. 27, 2000.
CHANTS TIE EAST CAROLINA: Coastal Carolina had its first scoreless draw since the 2007 Big South Tournament championship game against High Point in its 0-0 tie against East Carolina Sept. 18. It also was the seventh scoreless tie in school history. Coastal Carolina also is 1-0-1 against East Carolina the past two season. The Pirates were the 2008 Conference USA regular-season champions.
THOMAS SCORES HER FIRST CAREER GOAL: Freshman Morgan Thomas (Simpsonville, S.C./Southside Christian) scored her first career goal in the 8-1 loss to George Mason Sept. 13. Thomas scored in the second half on an assist from classmate Cami Skladany (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales).
HAGGARD GARNERS A CAREER HIGH: One week after junior Karen Pavlick (Middletown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) had a career high in saves, classmate Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) stopped a career-high seven shots in a 3-0 loss to William and Mary Sept. 11. Haggard's previous career high was six on three different occasions. On the season, Haggard has 19 saves in seven games. T
EIJELO GETS ON THE GOAL-SCORING BOARD: Senior Samantha Teijelo (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) earned her birthday present Sept. 4 against Longwood, scoring her first career goal in a Coastal Carolina uniform in the 2-1 loss to the Lancers. Teijelo scored on a free kick just outside the 18-yard box. Teijelo is tied for 10th in career assists at Coastal Carolina, but scored her first goal in her 51st game in a Chant uniform.
CHANTS WIN SEASON OPENER: For the first time since the 2006 season, Coastal Carolina won its season opener. The Chanticleers defeated Jacksonville 2-1 in game one of the Osprey Classic Aug. 28 in Jacksonville, Fla. Coastal Carolina now is 4-5-1 all-time in season openers.
NILES ASSISTS IN SEASON OPENERS: For the third straight year, junior Sara Niles (Elgin, Ill./Elgin) assisted on a goal in a Coastal Carolina season opener. This time, she found sophomore Tori Strengari (Newark, Del./St. Mark's) for a goal to tie Jacksonville at 1-1. Niles now has seven career assists, which is one away from reaching Coastal Carolina's career top-10 assist list.
GENTILE DELIVERS ON GAME-WINNER: Senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) scored on a penalty kick at 64:14, breaking a 1-1 tie and giving Coastal Carolina a 2-1 win over Jacksonville Aug. 28. Gentile scored her first game-winning goal and her fourth as a Chanticleer. She leads Coastal Carolina after two games with four shots and two shots on goal.
WHO'S BACK: Coastal Carolina returns six starters and 15 letterwinners to the 2009 squad. While the backfield loses Chelsea Terry to graduation, seniors Corie Coles (Pilesgrove, N.J./Lynchburg College), Maegen Hellberg (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) and Sarah McPartlan (Crystal Lake, Ill./Loyola (Ill.)) bring experience for the Chants defense. Junior goalkeepers Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) and Karen Pavlick (Middletown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) both saw playing time last season and return in 2009. Three of the four starters return in the midfield, as senior Samantha Teijelo (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) and juniors Anna Tupy (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) and Sara Niles (Elgin, Ill./Elgin) anchor the Chants in the middle.
CHANTICLEERS PICKED SECOND IN BIG SOUTH PRESEASON POLL: The Coastal Carolina University women's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the 2009 Big South Preseason Poll, as voted by the League's head women's soccer coaches. The Chanticleers were just one point away from tying Radford University for the top spot. The Highlanders earned 86 points, including three first-place votes, to earn preseason favorite honors. The Chanticleers had 85 points and matched Radford with three first-place votes. Charleston Southern was picked to finish third, garnering 79 points and three first-place votes. High Point earned 69 points and was predicted to finish fourth. Liberty earned one first-place vote and had 56 points for fifth. Winthrop and VMI were picked to finish sixth and seventh with 55 and 42 points, respectively. They were followed by UNC Asheville (31 points), Gardner-Webb (27 points) and Presbyterian.
UP NEXT: Coastal Carolina hosts Charleston Southern Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.