Oct. 19, 2012
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's soccer team will play its final home game of the regular season Saturday, Oct. 20 as it hosts High Point. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. at the CCU Soccer Field.
The Chanticleers enter the matchup on a four-game winning streak that has moved them to 9-7-0 overall and 6-3-0 in the Big South. They currently stand in fourth place in the conference with two games remaining. High Point comes in leading the league with a 7-0-2 mark.
"They've done really well so it's a chance again for us to beat a good team in our conference and move up the rankings," head coach Paul Hogan said. "We want to be a top-four team so another win gets us closer to that."
Coastal concludes its regular-season schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Charleston Southern. The top eight teams in the conference advance to the Big South Tournament, with the top four squads hosting quarterfinal games either October 27 or 28. The semifinals and championship game will be played at Winthrop on November 2 and 4.
A native of Springfield, Va., Maggie has appeared in 70 games during her four seasons at Coastal ... She has contributed to a defense that has recorded 19 shutouts over her career, while also attempting 28 shots ... She helped the Chants to the Big South regular season championship in 2010 and has been named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll each of her first three years. This season, the 5-6 midfielder/defender has played in 11 games and seen action in five of the team's seven shutout victories ... She tallied an assist on the game-tying goal against UNC Asheville on Oct. 11.
A native of Simpsonville, S.C., Morgan played in 59 games, and made 40 starts in her first three seasons ... She has scored four career goals, two of which were game winners, including one with less than two minutes to play against UNC Wilmington in 2010 ... She has attempted three penalty kicks and been successful on all three ... She has dished out two assists, helped the Chants to Big South regular season championship in 2010 and achieved Big South Presidential Honor Roll status each of her first three years. This season, the 5-4 midfielder returned from injury on October 4 and has since seen action in four games. While unable to play, Morgan continued to provide valuable leadership to her teammates.
A native of Elkton, Md., Ashley has appeared in 60 games and made 25 starts in her career, scoring six goals and notching two assists ... She has netted two game-winning goals, with the first coming against the College of Charleston in 2010 ... She helped Coastal win the Big South regular season championship in 2010, led the team in shots during the 2011 season and has been named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll each of her first three years. The 5-6 forward has played in all 16 games this season, starting in 11 of them ... She has tallied three goals and two assists and attempted 19 shots... She netted the game-winning goal against Longwood, and also scored in wins over Elon and Presbyterian, while assisting on the lone goal in a victory over Liberty.
A native of Mason, Ohio, Ali has played in 57 games in her four seasons at Coastal ... She tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over VMI in 2010 and has attempted 13 career shots, putting nine of them on goal for a .692 shots on goal percentage ... She helped the Chants to the Big South regular season championship in 2010 and was named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll each of her first three years. This season, the 5-6 midfielder/defender has seen action in 15 of the team's 16 games, consistently providing solid play ... She has put four of her five shot attempts on goal and contributed to all seven of the team's shutout victories.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Cami has played in all 76 of the team's games during her four years at Coastal, ranking sixth on the school's all-time list ... She has made 61 career starts, including all 19 of the squad's games in 2011... She has contributed to 19 Coastal shutouts, tallied a goal against VMI in 2011 and earned Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors in August of 2011 ... She helped the Chants win the Big South regular season championship in 2010 and was named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll as a freshman and junior. This season, the 5-7 defender has started all 16 games, anchoring a Chants' backline that has paved the way to seven shutouts and held opponents to just four shots on goal per game ... She garnered her second career Big South Defensive Player of the Week honor earlier this month after helping the Chants to back-to-back shutout wins over Liberty and Longwood.
A native of Littleton, Colo., Anna transferred to Coastal after spending two years at the Air Force Academy ... After missing the 2011 campaign due to injury, she rebounded to make an immediate impact for the Chants this season, tallying the game-winning goal in each of the team's first two victories this season against Francis Marion and Elon ... She has seen action in all 16 of the team's games this season, including 12 as a starter ... In addition to the two goals, the 5-8 midfielder has recorded 13 shots and four shots on goal ... She was named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll in 2011... Her versatility has been key for Coastal as she has started games as a forward and as a defender ... She has developed into one of Coastal's quiet leaders in her two years in Conway through her hard work and dedication to the team.