This Week In Coastal Carolina Athletics: March 29 - April 4

Check out what's going on in Coastal Carolina Athletics for the week of March 22-28

March 29, 2012

This week: No. 25 Coastal Carolina opens its Big South Conference schedule against Radford on Friday, March 29 at 6:30 for its first road series of the year. The series continues with game two  set for Saturday at 4 p.m. and concludes on Sunday 2 p.m. Following the three-game set in Radford, Va. Coastal travels to Charleston, S.C. to face the The Citadel on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Coastal enters the weekend with a 16-7 overall record having won 13 of its last 16 games this season.

Last week: Coastal swept Albany last weekend to push its winning streak to nine games before falling to No. 5 North Carolina 7-6 in 10 innings on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.

Coverage: Live stats will be available for all games at in addition to live broadcast over the internet at

This week: The Coastal Carolina softball team plays Gardner-Webb in a three-game series at home beginning with a doubleheader Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. The final game of the series is set for Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Coastal enters the weekend with a 27-10 overall record and a 4-1 mark in Big South Conference action. The Chants are coming off of a split mid-week doubleheader against Charleston Southern. Coastal took the first game 1-0 when Kiana Quolas hit a single during the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Brooke Donovan. Charleston Southern won the second game 1-0. The two teams headed into the series tied for first in the conference.

Last week: The Chanticleers traveled to Charleston, S.C., to play College of Charleston in a doubleheader and split with the Cougars. The Cougars won the first game 5-0 and the Chanticleers came back to win the second game 2-1 in nine innings. Coastal then opened up Big South Conference play this past weekend against Presbyterian College and swept the Blue Hose. The Chants won 5-0, 8-2 and 11-2 in five innings against Presbyterian College. Kory Hayden hit her 10th home run of the season during the third game against the Blue Hose to put her tied for ninth on the single season record list for home runs. Desiree Zaragoza had a strong debut as she hit a home run to center field on the first pitch to her during the fifth inning to give Coastal the 11-2 advantage.

Coverage: Live video will be available for all three games this weekend via Live stats will be available through

Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field
This week: Coastal will send student-athletes to a pair of meets this weekend. Distance specialists Kyle Kling, Letitia Saayman and Emily Marchini will all make their 10,000m season debuts at the Raleigh Relays on Friday evening as the rest of the team heads south to compete in the North Florida Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Currently 17 Chanticleers (nine men, eight women) rank in the top 48 of the NCAA East Region standings, the standard qualifying list from which the NCAA East Preliminary Round field is determined. Additionally, Jason Flanagan's school and conference record javelin mark of 70.30m (233-11) ranks 10th in the NCAA.

Last Week: The Chanticleer throwers and distance runners traveled to the University of South Carolina-hosted Weems Baskin Invitational. Coastal came away with a combined 16 top 10 finishes at the event. Day one of the invitational saw Tyler Slapikas and Joseph Keitt turn in seventh-place finishes in the javelin and 5,000m, respectively. Senior Christian Johnson recorded the Chants' most impressive effort on the second day of the meet as she blazed to the finish line in the 800m in the program's third-fastest time of 2:12.10 to place third in the field that featured 58 competitors. Johnson's time currently ranks 27th in the east Region and 54th overall. The Chants also flexed their muscle in the women's 1,500m as Sophie Perry (third), Letitia Saayman (fourth), Emily Marchini (sixth) and Shelby Nicosia (seventh) each placed inside to top 10.

Coverage: Live results are available HERE for the Raleigh Relays and HERE for the North Florida Invitational. Make sure to visit for results and full recap after each day of competition.

Men's Golf
This week: The Chanticleers continue their spring season, after having last week off, at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1 at Forest Hills Golf Club. The tournament activities get underway Friday afternoon with a 12:30 p.m., practice round.

Last Time Out: Junior Sebastian Soderberg birdied his first three holes and went on to shoot his third consecutive round of 68 to win medalist honors at the Furman Intercollegiate. His play helped the Chanticleers tie for third in the 21-team field at the 6,994-yard, par 72 Furman University Golf Course.

Coverage: Live scoring/results can be found at Make sure to visit for complete recaps of each round.

Women's Tennis
This week: Coastal is scheduled to play two home conference matches beginning with UNC Asheville on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. followed by another Big South match on Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Both matches will be held on the campus of CCU at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.

Last week: The women's tennis team posted a 1-2 mark last week. Coastal lost to Cornell at home 4-3 followed by a 6-0 home win against the University of Chicago. On Wednesday the Chanticleers lost to nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington 5-2 for their first loss away from Conway. Coastal now has a 12-3 overall record and a 4-0 mark in the Big South. Katie Fosnacht was named Big South Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season.

Coverage: Check for coverage of women's tennis this week.

Men's Tennis
This week:
The men's tennis team hosts UNC Asheville on Saturday, March 31 for a 2 p.m. match at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. The men will remain at home to play Presbyterian on Sunday, April 1 beginning at 1 p.m.

Last week: Coastal dropped its first Big South match of the year to Radford (6-1) on Monday, March 26. Coastal is now 10-3 on the year and 2-1 in the Big South.

Coverage: Check for coverage of men's tennis this week.



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