Coastal women’s soccer overpowers Georgia State, 3-1
Coastal Carolina women’s soccer defeated Georgia State 3-1 on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the CCU Soccer Complex. Senior forward Daniella Famili nearly opened the scoring for the Chanticleers in the 7th-minute but saw her shot go just wide of the net, keeping the score level at zero. Freshman goalkeeper Rylee Atteberry came up with two massive saves in the first 45 minutes including an acrobatic effort in the 39th-minute that would definitely qualify as save of the season. Following a Georgia State shot that was blocked, it took nine seconds for the Chanticleers to break down the field, and for sophomore midfielder Montana Hill to find freshman forward Elisabeth Rockhill, who poked the ball past the keeper to give the Chanticleers a 1-0 lead in the 43rd-minute. It was Rockhill’s first goal of the season. Famili nearly made it 2-0 in the 48th-minute as her header was saved by the Georgia State keeper. Georgia State would tie things up in the 54th-minute as Kayla Ruiz would gather the loose ball and found the back of the net. Famili nearly got the Chanticleers back ahead as she missed a penalty in the 63rd-minute, but Coastal would find their breakthrough just five minutes later as sophomore midfielder Kendall Parks found sophomore defender Kylie Bostick off a corner kick to put the Chanticleers up 2-1. Just three minutes later, Famili, on the breakaway, found junior forward Kayla Christian who tapped it into the back of the net and doubled the Chanticleer’s lead. While Coastal did outshoot the Panthers 10 to 8 in the game, the Chanticleers did not register another shot on goal after the goal by Christian. The win puts Coastal Carolina at 9-4-1 on the season and 4-2-1 in Sun Belt Conference play. The team currently sits in second for now. Coastal women’s soccer returns home to take on South Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.