Kelley leads Lady Chants’ blowout of Lady Blue Hose

Kacey Kelley tallied two goals and one assist to lead a strong performance by the Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team in a commanding 4-0 victory over host Presbyterian on Wednesday night.

The Chanticleers won convincingly for the third time in four games and improved to 6-6-1 overall and 3-2 in the Big South Conference. Presbyterian dropped to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in league play.

Brianna Panico added a goal and an assist, while Darbie Kelley netted the other goal. Megan Spencer notched her fourth solo shutout of the season and the seventh of the year for Coastal. The five points for Kacey Kelley are the highest scoring game by a Chant since 2009.

Coastal dominated play from the outset and had plenty of good looks at the Presbyterian net. Rylie Johnson got a head on a corner kick by Ellie Taylor in the 19th minute. Taylor then had a chance herself shortly after as she received a throughball by Alyssa Clark at the left corner of the box and barely missed wide of the far post.

The Chants then converted in the 27th minute as Kelley set up Panico with a cross from the left side to the near post and Panico was able to head it in between Presbyterian keeper Jordan Broadway and the post. The goal was the team-leading sixth of the season for the freshman.

Coastal nearly made it 2-0 in the 34th minute on a well-played counterattack. The Chants worked the ball up to Maddie Phillips in the midfield and she sent a ball up the right side for Clark, who crossed it to the far side of the box. Jonsson one-timed it from just outside the six-yard box, but the shot hit off the right post.

Despite creating a few more opportunities before the half and finishing the first 45 minutes with an 8-2 shot advantage, the Chanticleers settled for a one-goal edge.

However, they widened the gap quickly at the start of the second half as Kacey Kelley struck twice in the first five minutes. First, Panico returned the favor from the opening goal as she worked the ball down the right side before sending a cross to the near post where Kelley finished the play with a solid header just 27 seconds into the half.

Kelley then upped the lead to 3-0 in the 49th minute as she got the ball at the top of the box and ripped a high shot over the leaping Broadway for her third goal of the season, all in the last two games. It was also her second career multi-goal effort.

Darbie Kelley then capped the scoring with another goal from a cross in the 85th minute with an assist by Shelby Evans. Evans sent a ball from the right side and Kelley one-timed her shot off the left post and in for her second of the year and the 16th for Coastal in its last four games.

The Chanticleers finished with 20-12 advantage in shots, although many of Presbyterian’s came after CCU had built their three-goal cushion. Coastal had a 9-6 edge in shots on goal and dominated the corner kick battle 8-1. Spencer totaled five saves and was only really tested once as she dove to her left for a stop with 24 minutes left in the second half.

The Chants return home on Friday, Oct. 11 for a key conference matchup against Winthrop. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., following CCU’s nationally-ranked men’s team’s game vs. VMI.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

Comments

comments

Lady Chants' rally falls short in loss to Nebraska

Lady Chants' rally falls short in loss to NebraskaThe Coastal Carolina women's basketball team suffered its second loss [more]

Runners pound pavement for Turkey Trot road races

Runners pound pavement for Turkey Trot road racesSixteen-year-old Rory Legg-Bell of Hillsborough, NC, was the first to [more]

Chants slam St. Andrews; Shaw tallies 1,000th point

Chants slam St. Andrews; Shaw tallies 1,000th pointDemario Beck scored 12 points and had 15 rebounds in [more]

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & Hoops

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & HoopsThe girls high school basketball season is only beginning, yet [more]

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crown

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crownThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team not [more]

Hoops: CF, Socastee, SJ win tournament openers

Hoops: CF, Socastee, SJ win tournament openersThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team needed a little [more]

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16Martin Melchor scored two goals and had an assist while [more]

Beach United teams close fall season in Wilmington

Beach United teams close fall season in WilmingtonThe Beach United Football Club saw eight teams close out [more]

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meet

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meetPalmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2017 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on [more]

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foe

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foeThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team defeated #2 Texas State in [more]

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneys

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneysWinter might still be a month away, but the high [more]

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-OffSouth Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin claimed his 100th [more]

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' win

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' winZac Cuthbertson torched the nets for 31 points in leading [more]

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt win

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt winIdaho scored on the opening possession of the game but [more]

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney final

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney finalThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team opened [more]

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCW

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCWZac Cuthbertson scored a game-high 23 points and had another [more]

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team is making its second straight [more]

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season North Myrtle Beach's record-setting season came to an end Friday [more]

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoops

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoopsFour players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina in the [more]

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in Conway

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in ConwaySouth Carolina's debut in the Puerto Rico Classic at the [more]

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teams

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teamsThe 2017 Beach Ball Classic announced its schedule for the [more]

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face Clemson

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face ClemsonFrantzdy Pierrot teamed up with Martin Melchor to give the [more]

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victory

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victoryThe Coastal Carolina football team (1-9, 0-6 Sun Belt) will [more]

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-Off

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-OffThe South Carolina men's basketball team has home court of [more]

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point losses

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point lossesJaylen Shaw scored 17 points, but it was not enough [more]

Lady Chants' rally falls short in loss to Nebraska

Lady Chants' rally falls short in loss to NebraskaThe Coastal Carolina women's basketball team suffered its second loss [more]

Runners pound pavement for Turkey Trot road races

Runners pound pavement for Turkey Trot road racesSixteen-year-old Rory Legg-Bell of Hillsborough, NC, was the first to [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach