Lady Chants finally get over the hump vs. Lady Camels

The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team also overcame an early deficit to score three times in the first half Wednesday night en route to a 4-1 road victory over Campbell.

Kacey Kelley scored Coastal’s first two goals, while Ellie Taylor and Shelby Evans each added one as the Chanticleers notched their first comeback win of the season and improved to 7-7-1 overall and 4-3 in the Big South. Campbell fell to 5-9 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

The two teams combined to score goals on the first three shots of the game. Campbell struck first in the fifth minute as Caitlin Schneider headed in a corner kick by Hillary Gupton.

Coastal was undaunted, though, and answered just 58 seconds later on a nearly identical play. Fia Jonsson sent a corner to the near side of the box and Kelley went up high to head it in the far corner and even the game.

Kelley scored again less than three minutes later off assists by Taylor and Maddie Phillips to give the Chants a 2-1 lead. Taylor fed Phillips with a pass to the outside and Phillips, with plenty of space and time on the right side, sent a perfect cross to the back post. A number of Coastal attackers were there, but Kelley got the head on it again and put it in the near side.

The eventual game-winning goal was Kelley’s fifth tally of the year and gave the junior 16 goals for her career. She moved into fifth on the school’s all-time list, passing Anna Tupy.

Taylor then made it a 3-1 game in the 21st minute, converting a quick counterattack that started just outside the Chanticleers’ defensive third. Brianna Panico carried the ball to midfield and sent a long ball down the left side. Taylor caught up with it as it headed toward the touch line and put a high left-footed shot into the right corner of the net for her second goal of the season.

Campbell mounted its best offense since its goal early in the second half, recording three shots in the first nine minutes. Coastal goalkeeper Megan Spencer made two saves, though, diving to her right to stop a shot by Schneider and then corralling a 20-yard attempt from a hard-charging Fighting Camels’ attacker.

The Chants’ next best chance to add to the lead came with 14 minutes left when a point-blank attempt by Darbie Kelley off a deflection from a cross by Evans was blocked.

Evans then was on the receiving end of a cross and converted for the final goal in the 88th minute. Taylor Valentine took a pass by Mikayla Williams and sent the ball from the left side to the right post and Evans knocked it in for her second career goal.

The Chanticleers outshot Campbell 14-8 in the game, including 7-4 in attempts on goal. Both teams had four corner kicks. Spencer finished with three saves in getting the victory.

Coastal returns to CCU Soccer Field for back-to-back home games, beginning with a matchup with UNC Asheville on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. The Chants then take on first-place Radford on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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