Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt win

Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team got back in the win column with a 1-0 victory against Texas State Sunday afternoon at the CCU Soccer Stadium.

The win improves the Chants’ record to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in Sun Belt action, while the loss drops the Bobcats to 3-4-1 overall and 1-1 in conference.

Texas State pushed the action early but the Chanticleers countered with a push down the left side of the pitch. Sunny Sigurvinsdottir found a streaking Daniella Famili, who then fed Kayla Christian just inside the right side of the box. Christian punched a shot by a diving Heather Martin for the eventual game-winning tally in the 10th minute.

In a match on paper, the advantage was all to the Bobcats as they out-shot CCU 15-to-5 and held a 7-to-1 advantage in corners.

Coastal goalkeeper Rylee Atteberry thwarted all seven attempts that Texas State put on goal to preserve the victory. Key among the saves were several diving stops to allow the Chants to earn the shutout.

The Chanticleers return to action against Troy on Friday, Sept. 22, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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