The Coastal Carolina Women’s soccer team fell to University of South Alabama, the number one team in the Sunbelt Conference, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
Coastal took the lead early with Sunny Sigurrinsdottir, junior midfielder, scoring the first goal of the game within the first 10 minutes. Sigurrinsdottir is currently at six goals this season, her new personal record. Coastal Carolina ended the first half with nine shots and South Alabama with six.
The second half saw little action until there were around 20 minutes left in the game. South Alabama’s Briana Morris, the top scorer in the Sunbelt, scored her 11th goal of the season, tying up the game.
Coastal retaliated with a goal by Gabby Smychynsky, a senior defender. With 12 minutes left in the game, Coastal led 2-1. Unfortunately, South Alabama scored again with 10 minutes left, tying the game. Neither team was able to score before the game ended and the teams went into overtime.
There were no goals made in the first overtime. Coastal had one shot by Hannah Miller, but it missed wide. USA had two shots in the half, both missing wide.
The game ended in the second overtime when South Alabama’s Briana Morris scored, bringing the final score to 2-3. Coastal did not make any shots on goal during the second overtime.
Goalkeeper, Rylee Atteberry, played an outstanding game. By her performance in the game and overtime, Atteberry saved five shots and only allowed for three goals.
The lose brings Coastal’s season record to 5-7-2. They are currently ranked fifth in the Sunbelt Conference, with three games left in the season.
The CCU Women’s Soccer will take on Texas State on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at home.