Coastal boots Wake Forest; Lady Chants score first win

The Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s soccer teams scored their first victories of the 2013 season on Friday night.

The No. 13-ranked Chanticleers knocked off No. 17-ranked Wake Forest 1-0 on Friday night in Winston-Salem. Matt Risher converted a cross from Ridge Robinson at the 42nd-minute mark for the game-winner after the Coastal defense clamped down on the Demon Deacons.

The Lady Chants scored a pair of first-half goals and notched its first victory of the season with a 2-0 shutout at Wofford.

Junior Rylie Johnson and freshman Brianna Panico netted the goals 12 minutes apart in the opening half, helping the Chanticleers even their record at 1-1-1. Wofford fell to 0-2-1 with the loss.

Sophomores Camille Christie and Darbie Kelley assisted on the scores for Coastal, which came on its first two shots in the contest. Senior goalkeeper Megan Spencer recorded three saves for her second consecutive clean sheet.

Johnson got the Chants on the board just over 15 minutes into the game, coming up from her defensive position to head in a corner kick by Christie for her fourth career goal.

Wofford followed with three shot attempts, but Coastal blocked two of them and Spencer stopped the other. Panico then converted a pass from Kelley with a shot from the top of the 18-yard box for her first goal as a Chanticleer.

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