This Week in Coastal Womens Soccer
Coastal Carolina (9-3-1, 4-1) vs. Longwood (9-4-2)
Date: Monday, Oct. 16
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: CCU Soccer Field, Conway, S.C.
Series: Coastal leads 2-0
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern (3-9-2, 0-5)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: CSU Soccer Field, Charleston, S.C.
Series: Charleston Southern leads 3-2-3
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
Coastal Carolina vs. UNC Asheville (5-4-2, 3-1-2)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: CCU Soccer Field, Conway, S.C.
Series: Coastal leads 3-2-1
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (9-3-1, 4-1 Big South) plays three matches in six days this week, including two key games in the Big South and the final regular-season home game for the Lady Chanticleers. Coastal hosts Longwood (9-4-2) Monday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The Lady Chants then are back on the road at Charleston Southern (3-9-2, 0-5 Big South) Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m., in Charleston, S.C. Coastal finishes the week by hosting UNC Asheville (5-4-2, 3-1-2 Big South) Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Before that game, the eight Coastal seniors will be honored as they place their last regular-season game at the CCU Soccer Field. Coastal is coming off a 2-1 win at Radford to improve its Big South record to 4-1.
SCOUTING LONGWOOD: The Lancers are coming off a 7-2 win over Howard Oct. 14 in Farmville, Va. Longwood has won four games in a row, including a 2-1 win over Big South foe Charleston Southern. Leading the way for Longwood is Tiffany Crane, who has five goals and three assists on the season. Anne Whitmore has four shutouts in goal for the Lancers.
SERIES VS. LONGWOOD: Coastal holds a 2-0 series advantage over Longwood. Last season, the two teams lit up the scoreboard as the Lady Chants came away with a 6-4 victory. It tied for the second highest amount of goals in a single game in Coastal history. Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) had a hat trick in the win over the Lancers.
SCOUTING CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: The Lady Buccaneers are coming off a 4-1 loss to Winthrop on Saturday. Sarah Catenacci scored for CSU, her fourth goal of the season. Lindsay Trexler leads the team with six goals on the year, while Christine Bethke has a team-high five assists.
SERIES VS. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN: Charleston Southern leads the overall series 3-2-3. The two teams split last season, as Coastal defeated the Lady Bucs 6-2 Oct. 5, with CSU taking a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament Nov. 3. Kristina Fisher had a hat trick in Coastals win in October.
SCOUTING UNC ASHEVILLE: The Bulldogs are coming off a 4-0 win over VMI in Asheville, N.C., Oct. 15. Robyn Busha scored two goals and had two assists in the win. Busha has seven goals and 17 points on the season, while goalie Veronica Lazar had a 0.81 goals-against average.
SERIES VS. UNC ASHEVILLE: Coastal holds a 3-2-1 series advantage on UNC Asheville. Last season, the Bulldogs defeated the Lady Chants 4-0. Coastal is 2-0-1 all-time against UNCA in Conway.
CHANTS PUT UP TWO IN EIGHT STRAIGHT: Ever since a 2-0 setback to Elon Sept. 7, the Lady Chanticleers have scored two or more goals in the last eight games, going 7-1 in that streak.
CHANTS BREAK WINLESS DROUGHT IN RADFORD: Coastal won for the first time in Radford, Va., Oct. 14, defeating the Highlanders 2-1. Coastal was 0-2-1 lifetime against Radford before senior Simone Borucinskis (Canberra, Australia/Daramalan College) goal in the 85th minute gave Coastal the one-goal win.
STOLL STREAK IN GOAL CONTINUES: Senior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) has played in all of Coastals last 2609:44 in goal, dating back to the first half of The Citadel game Sept. 6, 2005. Stoll is the only goalkeeper in the Big South to play all of her teams minutes this season.
BIG SOUTH RACE TIGHT HEADING INTO HOME STRETCH: Coastal Carolina currently is in a tie for third place in the Big South standings, four points behind Liberty. Coastal still has three Big South matches remaining, while the Lady Flames end the season this Saturday against Winthrop. Winthrop is one point ahead of Coastal, while the Lady Chants are tied with Birmingham-Southern. Five points separate the top five teams in the standings.
NARAINE REACHES MILESTONE IN VMI WIN: Head Coach Rohan Naraine won his 50th career game in Coastals 2-0 win over VMI Oct. 8 Naraine is in his first season as head coach of Coastal after two stints as an assistant coach for the Lady Chanticleers. Naraine also has had head coaching stops at Coker College and Southern.
CHANTS HAVE KEYDETS NUMBER: Coastals 2-0 win over VMI was the Lady Chants third straight shutout against the Keydets. Senior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) has been in goal in all three contests, accounting for three of her 13 career shutouts.
WEILER, GUNNING SCORE FIRST HALF GOALS: Senior Laura Weiler (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) and junior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) scored a goal each in the 4-2 loss to Winthrop Oct. 4 and a 2-0 win over VMI Oct. 8. Weiler earned the game-winning goal in the game against the Keydets, while Gunnings goal total is now seven after the two tallies.
STREAK SNAPPED AGAINST WINTHROP: Coastals seven-game Big South winning streak was snapped in a 4-2 loss to Winthrop Oct. 4. Coastal also lost for the first time at home since a 4-3 setback to High Point Sept. 25, 2005.
STOLL STOPS PK IN THE CITADEL WIN: Senior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had two saves for her second shutout of the season, 2-0, over The Citadel. Stoll had a huge save off a Sarah Burke penalty kick in the first half, keeping the game at 1-0 Coastal. On the season, Stoll has a 1.36 goals-against average and a .684 save percentage.
GELSOMINO NETS GAME WINNER:Junior Amanda Gelsomino (Johnston, R.I./Johnston (University of New England)) scored just 32 seconds into overtime to lift Coastal to a 2-1 overtime win over Liberty Sept. 24. It was Gelsominos first goal as a Lady Chanticleer and gave CCU its third overtime win in the past two seasons.
MONROE MOVES UP CAREER GOALS LIST: Sophomore Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) moved into second place on Coastals all-time goals list when she scored in the Lady Chants 2-0 win over Campbell Sept. 11. Monroe now has 25 goals and 53 career points, which is good for third on Coastals all-time list.
GUNNING GETS DOUBLE AT BSC: Junior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) scored twice in Coastals 3-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Sept. 15. The junior put the Lady Chants up at the 6:29 mark off an assist from senior Simone Borucinski (Canberra, Australia/Daramalan College). She then scored at the 81:49 mark unassisted.
WHAT A WEEKEND FOR WEILER: Senior Laura Weiler (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) had a great weekend in Alabama, helping the Lady Chants to two wins. Weiler assisted on the game-winning goal by junior Emma Humphries (Wellington, New Zealand/Samuel Marsden College (Cal State Fullerton)) in the 3-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Sept. 15. She then had the game-winning goal and an assist in the 3-1 win over Alabama A&M Sept. 17.
SPREADING THE WEALTH: After sophomore Chelsea Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island) assisted on a goal in a 2-0 win over The Citadel, the Lady Chanticleers have 13 players with at least one point on the season. Sophomore Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) leads the team with 17 points.
STOLL SHUTS OUT CAMELS: Senior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) earned her 11th career shutout in the 2-0 win over Campbell Sept. 11. She is now 2 1/2 shutouts behind Candice Doten to become Coastals all-time shutouts leader.
HUMPHRIES PK A FIRST FOR COASTAL: Junior Emma Humphries (Wellington, New Zealand/Samuel Marsden College (Cal State Fullerton)) attempted Coastals first penalty kick of the season in the 2-0 win over Campbell Sept. 11. She was successful, which also was the first goal in a Coastal uniform for Humphries.
ITS BEEN AWHILE: Coastal fell to Elon 2-0 Sept. 7, marking the first time Coastal has failed to score since a 4-0 loss to UNC Asheville Sept. 18, 2005.
MONROE NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sophomore Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Womens Soccer Player of the Week, the conference office announced today (Aug. 29). Monroe earns Player of the Week honors for the third time in her career.
Monroe scored three goals in two games this past weekend as the Lady Chanticleers went 1-1 to start the season. She scored two goals in the second half in helping CCU to a 5-1 win in the season opener over West Georgia Aug. 25. She then scored Coastals lone goal in the first half of a 4-1 loss to George Mason Aug. 27. Monroe now has 20 goals in her young Coastal career, tying her with Kristina Fisher for second all-time on the CCU goals list.
QUICK START FOR McCOLL: Sophomore Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) scored just 25 seconds into the 2-2 tie against Wofford Sept. 4. McColl connected on a 25-yard strike that went over Wofford goalkeeper Austin Somers. It was the third-fastest goal in Coastal history.
GUNNING GETS GOAL IN FIRST CCU GAME: Junior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) had Coastals first goal of the season on a header in the 5-1 win over West Georgia. It was Gunnings first game as a Chanticleer and she followed up that goal with an assist in the win over the Wolves.
COASTAL PICKED SECOND IN BIG SOUTH PRESEASON POLL: The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team has been picked second in the Big South Conferences annual preseason poll, the League office announced August 15.
The Lady Chanticleers earned 126 points, including two first-place votes, to trail only 2005 Big South Tournament champion Liberty in the poll. The Lady Flames earned 147 points and 11 first-place votes. The Lady Chants were followed by High Point (113 points), Charleston Southern (107 points, three first-place votes), UNC Asheville (101 points, two first-place votes), Radford (74 points), Birmingham-Southern (71 points), Winthrop (44 points) and VMI (27 points).
MONROE NAMED BIG SOUTH PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sophomore Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) has been chosen the Big South Preseason Player of the Year, the conference office announced August 15.
Monroe, last seasons Big South Freshman of the Year, garnered five first-place votes and 13 points, defeating Charleston Southerns Emma Mattsson by three points. Monroe led the Lady Chants and tied for the Big South lead with 17 goals in 2005, breaking Coastals single-season goals record. She tied for 11th in the country in goals per game and was named to the All-Big South First Team and All-Tournament Team. The sophomore was a two-time Big South Player of the Week and had seven goals in seven Big South matches.
BIG SOUTH LEADERS: Monroe is tied for second in the conference with 17 points... She leads the League with eight goals, while junior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) is tied for second with seven goals... Senior Simone Borucinski (Canberra, Australia/Daramalan College) is fourth in assists with five... Senior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) is fourth in goals-against average (1.39)... Coastal leads the conference in goals per game.
NEW LOOK CCU: Coastal Carolina will have 17 newcomers on this years squad, 12 of whom are freshman. In the 2-1 exhibition win over Jacksonville Aug. 19, nine newcomers played while junior Ashleigh Gunning (Baton Rouge, La./Magnet (LSU)) and freshman Maegen Hellberg (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) earned a start against the Dolphins. Gunning scored Coastals first goal against JU on a pass from fellow newcomer Amanda Gelsomino (Johnston, R.I./Johnston (University of New England)).
UP NEXT: Coastal travels to Florence, S.C., to face Francis Marion Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.