The Coastal Carolina University womens soccer team (13-5, 5-3 Big South) fell to Liberty University (9-6-2, 5-3 Big South) 2-1 in its regular season finale Oct. 29 in Lynchburg, Va.
Liberty started the scoring in the 39th minute as a Coastal foul in the box led to a Lady Flames penalty kick. Rachel Bendzlowiczs shot was good for the 1-0 lead. Coastal answered just over two minutes later. A ball went off a Liberty defender and into the net for an own goal at 40:54, tying the game at one heading into the half.
Liberty outshot the Lady Chanticleers 7-5 in the first half. Junior Jaclyn Stoll (Fairfax Station, Va./Hayfield Secondary) had four first-half saves, while Libertys Sonia Rodriguez had one save in the first 45 minutes.
Liberty would score the game-winning goal in the 51st minute. Rachel Hetrick connected on a free kick from 20 yards out for her second goal of the season. Coastal had two shots-on-goal in the second half, but could not get the equalizer as CCUs five-game Big South winning streak was snapped.
Liberty outshot CCU 13-8 and had a 3-1 corner-kick advantage. Stoll had six saves, while Rodriguez made four stops.
Fisher led Coastal with four shots, while freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) added two. Amy Oberlin led Liberty with five shots.
Coastal will be the fourth seed in the 2005 Big South Womens Soccer Championships. The Lady Chanticleers will face fifth-seeded Charleston Southern University Thursday, Nov. 3, in Rock Hill, S.C. Game times and a full bracket will be announced by the Big South Sunday night.