- Ian Livingston Brooking
Coastal Carolina women's soccer splits weekend series in Georgia
The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team have been on a roll here recently after a dismal 1-4-1 start.
Since the team’s 3-0 loss to South Carolina in Columbia back on Sep. 9, the Chanticleers have gone 6-1, getting a huge win over five-time defending Sun Belt champion South Alabama in overtime on Sep. 21.
The Chanticleers had a two-game winning streak going into this weekend in Georgia. That winning streak was extended to three games after a 2-0 win at Georgia Southern on Friday, Oct. 12 in Statesboro.
Junior Hannah Miller got the Chanticleers in front within the first 20 minutes with a rocket of a shot from outside the 18-yard box to give the Chanticleers a 1-0 lead.
Just before the half, Elisabeth Rockhill collected the long ball and slotted it past the keeper and into the back of the net to give the Chants the 2-0 lead going into the break.
In the second half, Coastal continued its attack but couldn’t extend the lead any further. However, thanks to a stellar defensive performance that included eight saves from Eva Knapstein, the Chanticleers were able to leave Statesboro with a win.
All things must come to an end though and Georgia State ended the Chanticleers three-match win streak in emphatic style.
The Panthers used a three-goal first half to get a 4-0 win over the Chanticleers on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Georgia State scored in the first 70 seconds and then it was all downhill from there. The Panthers added a second goal halfway through the first half and then another with just under 10 minutes to go in the first to make it 3-0.
The Panthers continued to pile it on at the beginning of the second half, getting their fourth and final goal less than three minutes into the second half.
The loss puts the Chanticleers at 7-6-1 on the year and 6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play.
Coastal travels to take on Texas State on Sunday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.