This Week in Coastal Womens Soccer
Coastal Carolina (12-4, 4-2) vs. Radford (5-10, 2-4)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: CCU Soccer Field, Conway, S.C.
Series: Series tied 2-2-2
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (12-4, 4-2 Big South) will have its Senior and Parents Night Saturday Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. against Radford University. Coastal will honor seniors Rachel Devine (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown), Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove), Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) and Alissa Wulf (Bay Village, Ohio/Bay) before the game against the Highlanders. The quartet have combined for 62 career goals and 45 career assists. Coastal is coming off a 2-0 week that featured a 2-1 overtime win over Winthrop and a 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern.
SCOUTING RADFORD: The Highlanders fell 3-0 to the Big South leaders UNC Asheville Oct. 15 in its last contest, dropping to 2-4 in conference play. Radford is led by Lisa Channon, who has five goals and two assists for 12 points. Megan Horan is right behind Channon with 10 points. Tara Oleartchick has a 1.46 goals against average in net.
SERIES VS. RADFORD: The two teams are tied in the all-time series 2-2-2. Last season, the Highlanders defeated the Lady Chanticleers 5-2 in Radford. Emily McColl and Laura Weiler had goals for CCU. Coastal is 2-0 all-time against the Highlanders at Coastal, including a 1-0 win in the 2003 season.
RECORD BREAKERS: Coastal set two team records this week in wins over Winthrop and Birmingham-Southern. In the win over the Eagles, Coastal broke the single-season wins record with its 11th victory. The previous mark was 10 set in the 2003 season. Then in the win over the Panthers, Coastal set single-season record for goals scored (45) and points (129). Both records were set in 2003. The Lady Chants already had set the single-season assist record against Charleston Southern.
CCU IN NCAA RANKINGS: Coastal has representation in the latest NCAA rankings, released Oct. 9. The Lady Chants are 18th in the country in scoring offense at 2.57 goals per game. That mark should go up after the 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern. Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) is 13th in the nation in goals scored (0.93/g) and senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) is 12th in the country in assists (0.64/g).
FISHER NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Coastal Carolina University womens soccer player Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Conference Womens Soccer Player of the Week, the conference office announced Oct. 11. This is the second straight week and the third overall week that a Lady Chanticleer has been honored by the Big South.
Fisher had three goals and two assists on the week, as Coastal won a key Big South game against Charleston Southern Oct. 5. The senior netted a hat trick in the 6-2 win over the Lady Buccaneers. She scored a goal in the eighth minute to give CCU a 2-0 lead, then broke a two-all tie just 40 seconds into the second half. She wrapped up the scoring at 62:48, giving the Lady Chants its school-record tying 10th win of the season. Fisher also assisted on junior Kristine Kingsburys (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) goal in the 49th minute. Her hat trick was the third by a Coastal player this season. Coastal only had two hat tricks in the first five years of the program. Fisher also assisted on Coastals lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Western Carolina Oct. 8.
MONROE, PARSONS A GREAT 1-2 COMBINATION: Senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) and freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) might be one of the best 1-2 combinations in the country. The duo have combined for 26 goals this season. Monroe and Parsons have 15 and 11 goals, respectively. Their 26 goals are tied for the third most in the country by two players on the same team. Portlands Christine Sinclair and Megan Rapinoe have 35 goals and Notre Dames Kerri Hanks and Katie Thorlakson have 31 goals. Monroe and Parsons are tied with Niagaras Stephanie Gartley and Brittany Bisnott, who have 13 goals apiece.
SIX PACK PLUS ONE: Coastal put up seven goals in its 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Oct. 16. It was the third time this season that Coastal has put up six or more goals in a game. Coastal had six in a 6-4 win over Longwood and a 6-2 win over Charleston Southern. Notre Dame leads the country with five six-plus goal games.
MONROE TAKES OVER POINTS LEAD AT CCU: Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) now has 32 points on the year, putting her at the top of the list for points in a season at CCU. Monroe passed teammate Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales), who had 28 points in 2003, but Parsons is right behind Monroe this season with 31 points.
FISHER HAS HAT TRICK IN CSU WIN: Senior Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) scored three goals in a 6-2 win over Charleston Southern Oct. 5. It was Coastals third hat trick of the season while CCU only had two in the first five years of the program. Fisher now has eight goals and eight assists this year and is third on the team with 24 points.
BIG SOUTH LEADERS: As a team, Coastal leads the conference in goals, assists and points. Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) leads the conference with 15 goals, while senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) is tied for third with 11 goals. Parsons leads the Big South with nine assists and Fisher is right behind with eight. Monroe is tied with VMIs Alexa Bernas with 32 points and Parsons is third at 31 points.
SOCON STREAK ENDS: Coastal lost its first game to an opponent from the Southern Conference in a 2-1 setback to Western Carolina Oct. 8. Coastal was 5-0 against SoCon opponents until the loss to the Catamounts.
HOME IS WHERE THE WINS ARE: Coastal is 6-2 at home this season with two games remaining at the CCU Soccer Field. Coastals record for wins at home is five, coming in the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
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 (15) and is tied for the lead in points (32).
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.
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.
COASTAL IS...: The Lady Chanticleers improved to 6-2 in night games with its 2-1 overtime win over Winthrop. Coastal has matched 6-2 record during the day and at night... Coastal is 6-1 when tied at the half... With the Winthrop win, Coastal improved to 5-2 in one-goal games... Coastal is a perfect 10-0 when scoring first.
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.
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.
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 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 Lynchburg, Va., to face Liberty University Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.