Women's Soccer Defeats USC Upstate 5-0 in Final Home Game
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team (11-6) set a season-high in goals scored as the Chanticleers blanked USC Upstate (3-15) 5-0 Oct. 30 in Conway, S.C. It was the final home game for the Chanticleers this season.
Coastal Carolina got on the board at 9:54, as sophomore Anna Tupy (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) took a cross from senior Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) and beat Spartan goalkeeper Brittany Daughtry for her third goal of the season. Senior Heather Haupt (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) also received an assist on the play. Tupy then got her first multi-goal game of her career at 37:09 with an assist to junior Sarah McPartlan (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge (Loyola Ill.)). Coastal Carolina put in another goal just before halftime as junior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Whitesboro (Herkimer C.C.)) scored off a feed from classmate Samantha Teijelo (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) at 43:25. It was Gentile’s third goal of the season.
Coastal Carolina outshot USC Upstate 13-2 in the first half. The Chants also had all six corner kicks in the first 45 minutes. Sophomore Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) had one save in the first half, while Daughtry had three first-half saves.
Coastal Carolina made it 4-0 at 57:16 as Monroe scored her sixth goal of the season off an assist to Haupt. It was Monroe’s 40th career goal and Haupt’s eighth career assist. The Chants finished the scoring at 67:35 as junior Maegan Hellberg (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) scored from six yards out with an assist to classmate Leighanna Krzyzanowski (Ontario, N.Y./Wayne County (Monroe C.C.)).
Coastal Carolina also is starting to get healthier going into the Big South Tournament. Senior Chelsea Terry (Charleston, S.C./James Island) and junior Corie Coles (Pilesgrove, N.J./Woodstown (Lynchburg College)), who have not played since Sept. 21 due to injury, returned to the pitch for tonight’s game. Sophomore Colleen Schohl (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) played her second straight game after missing 11 games due to injury.
Coastal Carolina ended the game with a 26-4 shot advantage. The Chants also had 11 corner kicks. Haggard ended the game with the one save. Samantha Spradley came on in the second half and had five saves for the Spartans. Monroe had five shots to lead the Chants, while Caitlin Robinson had two shots for Upstate.
Coastal Carolina finishes the regular season Saturday, Nov. 1 as the Chanticleers head to High Point for a Big South matchup. The game starts at 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina needs a win or tie or a Charleston Southern tie or loss to clinch the outright Big South Conference title.