Women's Soccer Notes for the Big South Tournament Championship
-Coastal will make its first appearance in a Big South Tournament championship game in school history. Coastal had been to the semifinals in 2001 and 2006 before reaching the final this season.-Coastal is 0-1 against today’s opponent, High Point, in the Big South Tournament. The Panthers defeated the Lady Chanticleers 5-0 in the 2002 quarterfinals.
-Coastal defeated High Point 6-1 Oct. 8 in the two team’s regular season meeting in Conway, S.C. Blair Monroe scored a hat trick, the third of her career, in that game, while Ashleigh Gunning tallied three assists. Amanda Gelsomino added two goals and an assist.
-In the game against High Point, Coastal scored four goals on five shots in the first half.
-Gunning’s goal in the semifinal game against Winthrop was the fourth in her career in Big South Tournament play. She had two goals in last year’s quarterfinal game against Radford and scored the game’s long goal on Thursday in the quarterfinal match against VMI.
-Coastal has now gone 366:42 without giving up a goal. Charleston Southern scored with 6:42 left in regulation Oct. 24 for its last goal allowed. Freshman Amy Haggard now has eight shutouts on the year, breaking the school record of six set by Jaclyn Stoll in 2004.
-Under head coach Rohan Naraine, Coastal has not allowed a goal in seven of the eight halves it has played in the Big South Tournament.-Coastal’s 15 wins breaks the single-season record, which was 13 set in both the 2005 and 2006 season.-A Coastal win would mark the first time a top-seed has won the Big South Tournament since South Alabama did the trick in 1997.
-Haggard’s 0.72 goals-against average is close to the Big South record. Amy Pseja of Radford had a 0.59 GAA in 1993.