Coastal Carolina Drops Home Contest to High Point

CONWAY Coastal Carolina lost its second straight game at home Sunday afternoon, falling 13-5 to High Point. The Chanticleers (3-10, 1-2) were able to keep pace with the Panthers (6-5, 2-0) in the first half but were outscored 9-2 in the second.

For just the second game this season, no Chanticleer player scored more than one goal. Lily Yednock, Keri White, Rachel Waldron, Rachel Ferrara and Alicia Geiter all found the net once for Coastal. O'Leary and White also added one assist each.

High Point was led offensively by Mackenzie Carroll and Emily Meier, each of whom tallied three goals. Carroll also added a game-high four assists, bringing her point total for the game to seven.

The Panthers held possession of the ball for the majority of the first half, but Coastal's defense managed to limit their number of scoring opportunities.

A three-goal streak by High Point, spanning over 15 minutes of the first half, was answered by back to back Coastal goals near the end of the opening period that cut High Point's lead to one as the teams went to the locker room.

High Point's offense went to work immediately after the break, scoring four straight goals in the opening nine minutes of the second half to build a comfortable 8-3 lead.

The Panthers' streak was stopped by Yednock, who notched her eighth goal of the year at the 20:10 mark of the second.

High Point continued to find the back of the net, however, ending the remaining 20 minutes with five goals compared to Coastal's one.

The Chanticleers were outshot 26-18, and High Point held a slight 26-22 advantage in ground balls. The teams were even in draw controls with 10 a side. Waldron won a team-high four draw controls for Coastal, while Jasmine Jordan recorded half of High Point's.

Coastal goalie Jenna Stover played the entire game in net, making four saves and tying Charlotte O'Leary and Nyra Constant for a team-high four ground balls. With the loss, Stover's record drops to 2-3 on the season.

At the other end of the field, High Point goalie Julia Burns made eight saves and recorded one ground ball in the win.

Sunday's game concluded Coastal's three-game homestand. The Chants will take to the road for their next three games against Big South opponents, beginning with a trip to Davidson on Friday, April 11. Opening draw between the Chanticleers and Wild Cats is set for 6:00 p.m.

2014-04-06



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