(Release courtesy of the Big South)
ROCK HILL, S.C. Emma Mattsson scored two goals, including the game-winner at 77:20, to lead No. 5 seed Charleston Southern past No. 4 seed Coastal Carolina, 2-1, in the third game of the 2005 Big South Women's Soccer Tournament Thursday night at Eagle Field. The Lady Bucs (8-11-0) advance to the semifinals for the third-straight season and will play the winner of #1 UNC Asheville/#8 Winthrop Friday night at 7:30pm.
Mattsson scored the games first goal at 43:33 to give CSU a 1-0 lead. Lindsey Trexler assisted on the score, helping the Lady Bucs overcome a 13-6 disadvantage in shots. Coastal Carolina tied the game at 1-1in the second stanza when Big South Freshman of the Year Blair Monroe scored her 17th goal of the year at the 52:54, with assistance from fellow First-team All-Conference selection Kristina Fisher. The game remained 1-1 until Mattsson, a First-team All-Conference honoree, notched her second goal of the game and eighth of the year at 77:20 of the game.
Miki Wilson made eight saves in net for the Lady Bucs, while Jaclyn Stoll posted three saves for the Lady Chanticleers. Coastal out-shot Charleston Southern by a margin of 21-10.
Charleston Southern, which has played the most Big South tournament games with 22, is now 7-11-4 all-time in the Conference championship. Coastal Carolina lost its fourth-straight tournament contest and ends its season at 13-6-0.