Lady Chanticleers win home opener in 3-0 shutout of FMU

Despite a season-opening loss to non-conference foe Kentucky on Friday, Coastal Carolina was looking to rebound with its season, home-opener Sunday night against Francis Marion University.

That is exactly what the Lady Chanticleers did, striking early and often for a 3-0 win in Conway.

Anna Lowe started the scoring for CCU with a header off of a corner kick from Maddie Phillips at the 16:39 mark. Phillips added a second assist at the 26:33 point on a free kick, as Rylie Johnson put the header in past FMU keeper Taylor O’Berry.

Sophomore Kacey Kelley contributed the third and final goal of the game at 51:24 in the second half. Freshman Fia Jonsson had the assist on a through pass to Kelley.

“The team got me a lot of opportunities up front to get the corners. I am not sure how many I took,” said Phillips following the win. “They just kept getting those rebounds off the others girls which helped a lot. I got the free kick, and I forgot how it came, but I always take the short ones, and it was just a perfect ball and Riley was right there on the backside. We practice that so many times in practice.”

With a mixture of youthful talent and returning experience, Coastal Carolina is led by Phillips, Kelley and Johnson, junior keeper Megan Spencer and Lowe. Spencer had four saves in the win for CCU.

Paul Hogan, who is in just his second season with Coastal, has a deep pool of talent in his second freshmen class. Those include Megan Wagner, Jonsson and Camille Christie, among two others that CCU has steady, high hopes for in 2012. He commented on the performance to start 2012 at home after the game.

“Today, we posted the kids a challenge of a ten-hour bus ride coming back from Kentucky, playing a really good team there, and get a result tonight and the kids did,” Hogan said. “We asked them to do certain things before the game to get more corner kicks, and try and be more aggressive that way.

“We scored off one corner, and we scored off another set piece. I thought it was a good performance. It was a good start. For us right now, I am thinking in terms of a process.”

Eighteen different players saw action against Francis Marion. CCU finished the game with 16 shots, including six on goal. Eight difference Lady Chants had a shot in the contest. Francis Marion finished with five shots, with four being on goal. Coastal added 10 corner kicks to that of three by the Lady Patriots.

Coastal (1-1) returns to action next Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. when they play host to Western Michigan. The game is part of the Coastal Carolina Soccer Classic. College of Charleston plays Western Michigan on Friday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. to kick off the weekend.

Photo by Joel Beachum

Comments

comments

CCU's Ruiz makes cut, still in hunt for Masters invite

CCU's Ruiz makes cut, still in hunt for Masters inviteLuis Ruiz, a junior on the Coastal Carolina men’s golf [more]

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at Troy

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at TroyTrailing by 14 points at halftime, Coastal Carolina went on [more]

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry Showcase

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry ShowcaseThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team won [more]

Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5K

Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5KMore than 200 runners pounded the pavement through the streets [more]

Hoops: CF girls win in OT; MB claims sweep over MC

Hoops: CF girls win in OT; MB claims sweep over MCThe Carolina Forest girls basketball team battled its way to [more]

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draft

Coastal's Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draftAfter a career which saw him named the Sun Belt [more]

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at Wilson

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at WilsonThe North Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams [more]

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzer

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzerDespite the ice-cold weather outside, the Carolina Forest girls basketball [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USA

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USAThe Coastal Carolina men's basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive [more]

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

CCU's Ruiz makes cut, still in hunt for Masters invite

CCU's Ruiz makes cut, still in hunt for Masters inviteLuis Ruiz, a junior on the Coastal Carolina men’s golf [more]

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at Troy

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at TroyTrailing by 14 points at halftime, Coastal Carolina went on [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