The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (6-9-2, 2-4-1 Big South) had a 20-12 shot advantage, but Birmingham-Southern College (8-7-2, 6-1-1 Big South) scored a goal in each half to defeat the Lady Chanticleers 2-0 Oct. 24, in Birmingham, Ala.
Coastal fired the first seven shots of the game, but it was Birmingham-Southerns first shot that gave the Panthers a 1-0 advantage. Anne McIntyre scored her ninth goal of the year with an assist to Bevin ONeill at 27:07. It was the first goal the Lady Chants have given up since Oct. 13 against Charleston Southern, as Coastal had back-to-back shutouts against Winthrop and Samford. Coastal outshot BSC 11-3 in the first half, but the Panthers Tarra Kohler had four saves to keep CCU off the board.
Birmingham-Southern made it 2-0 at 51:45 when Anna Daniels-Mulholland recevied a cross from Caitlin Gordon and put it in the left side of the net. Both teams had nine shots in the second half.
Andria Gray came into the second half in goal for Birmingham-Southern and stopped four Lady Chant shots to share the shutout with Kohler. Sophomore Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had two saves in the second half.
Junior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) led Coastal with eight shots, three on goal, while senior Erin Blevins (Xenia, Ohio/Xenia) and freshman Emily McColl (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley) had four shots apiece.
With the win, Birmingham-Southern moves back into first place in the Big South. Coastal remains tied with Charleston Southern for sixth place in the conference.
Coastal ends the regular season with a Big South contest against High Point Saturday, Oct. 30, in High Point, N.C. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.