This Week in Coastal Womens Soccer
Coastal Carolina (13-4, 5-2) at Liberty (7-6-2, 4-3)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Liberty Soccer Field, Lynchburg, Va.
Series: Liberty leads 4-1
Live Stats: None
Coastal Carolina (13-4) vs. Converse (3-12-1)
Date: Monday, Oct. 31
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: CCU Soccer Field, Conway, S.C.
Series: First Meeting
Live Stats: www.GoCCUSports.com
The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (13-4, 5-2 Big South) will end the regular season with two matches this week. The Lady Chanticleers travel to Lynchburg, Va., to face Liberty University Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in their last Big South game of the year. Coastal then hosts Converse College Monday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. CCU is coming off a 5-0 win over Radford on Senior Night for its fifth straight win in Big South play. Coastal is in second place in the standings, a game back of UNC Asheville.
SCOUTING LIBERTY: The Lady Flames defeated Birmingham-Southern 1-0 Oct. 29 in its last contest. Liberty got a goal from Paige Cheek in the ninth minute for the games only goal. Liberty has a 4-3 record in Big South play and are led by Amy Oberlin and Tanya Payne, who have eight points apiece. Sonia Rodriguez has 76 saves in goal and a 1.61 goals-against average.
SERIES VS. LIBERTY: Coastal is trying to snap a four-game losing streak to the Lady Flames. Coastal beat Liberty 1-0 in its inaugural season. Last year, Liberty defeated Coastal 2-0 in Conway. The last time the two teams met in Lynchburg, Liberty won 2-0 in 2003.
SCOUTING CONVERSE: Converse fell to Presbyterian 7-0 in its last game. Brandy Criscitello had 15 saves in the loss for the All-Stars. Converse will have games against Queens and Erskine before facing the Lady Chanticleers.
SERIES VS. CONVERSE: This will be the first meeting between the two schools. This is the second straight year that Coastal has ended the regular season against a CVAC school. Coastal defeated Erskine 6-0 Nov. 2, 2004.
CCU GETS GOAL #50: Coastal now has scored 50 goals in 17 games after the 5-0 win over Radford Oct. 22. That mark shattered the record of 42 set in the 2003 season and its the most goals in a season by a Big South team since Radford scored 53 goals in 2002.
DOUBLE-DIGIT CLUB:Senior Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) scored her ninth and 10th goals in the 5-0 win over Radford. Coastal now has three players (Fisher, Bobbie Parsons and Blair Monroe) with 10 or more goals. Coastal is the only team in NCAA Division I this season with three players scoring double-digit goals.
DEFENSE STEPS UP IN WIN OVER RADFORD: Coastal had its fifth shutout of the season as well in the win over the Highlanders. Junior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had two saves and the Coastal defense held Radford to just nine shots in the win.
BOBBIE GOING FOR 100: Senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) had two goals in the Radford win and now has 95 career points. Parsons leads the team this season with 35 points on 13 goals and nine assists.
RECORD BREAKERS: Coastal set two team records last 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. 16. The Lady Chants are 16th in the country in scoring offense at 2.81 goals per game. That mark should go up after the 5-0 win over Radford. Freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) is 12th in the nation in goals scored (0.94/g) and senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) is 20th in the country in assists (0.56/g).
SENIORS EXCEL ON THEIR NIGHT: The Coastal Carolina seniors combined for four goals and two assists in the 5-0 win over Radford Oct. 22. Kristina Fisher (Landenberg, Pa./Avon Grove) and Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) had two goals apiece, while Rachel Devine (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown) recorded two assists. Alisaa Wulf (Bay Village, Ohio/Bay) started on the defense that recorded its fifth shutout of the year.
PARSONS NAMED BIG SOUTH CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior womens soccer player Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Conference Womens Soccer Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced Oct. 18.
Parsons scored the game-winning goal in both of Coastals victories this past week. The senior scored just 57 seconds into overtime as the Lady Chants defeated Winthrop 2-1 Oct. 12. It also was the second time this season that Parsons has won a game with a goal in overtime, as she had the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win over Wofford Sept. 21. She then had her second hat trick of her career in a 7-1 win over Birmingham-Southern Oct. 16. Parsons connected on a penalty kick in the first half and scored two second-half goals to ice the victory.
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 29 goals this season. Monroe and Parsons have 16 and 13 goals, respectively. Their 29 goals are third most in the country by two players on the same team. Portlands Christine Sinclair and Megan Rapinoe have 38 goals and Notre Dames Kerri Hanks and Katie Thorlakson have 34 goals.
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.
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 10 goals and eight assists this year and is third on the team with 28 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 16 goals, while senior Bobbie Parsons (Portugal Cove, Newfoundland/Prince of Wales) is fourth with 13 goals. Parsons leads the Big South with nine assists and Fisher is right behind with eight. Parsons is third in the conference with 35 points, one behind VMIs Alexa Bernas and UNC Ashevilles Hilary McKay.
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 (16).
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 7-2 in night games with its 5-0 win over Radford... 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 11-0 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 Rock Hill, S.C., to compete in the Big South Tournament Nov. 3-6.