Georgia Southern Defeats Coastal Carolina 1-0
STATESBORO, Ga. - Sara Oland scored her fourth goal of the season to lead the Georgia Southern Women's Soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Coastal Carolina Sunday, September 19, at Eagle Field.
With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-4-0 on the season, while the Chanticleers fell to 4-5-0.
Oland (Evans, Ga.) scored what proved to be the game winner in the 64th minute to propel the Eagles to the victory. Coastal Carolina goalkeeper Jessica Barton made the initial save on Oland's shot, but the rebound came right back to Oland, who buried it in the top-left corner. Courtney Collins (Mason, Ohio) earned the assist on the goal.
The Eagles had a chance to take the lead just before halftime, but two Georgia Southern shots were blocked on the goal line by Chanticleer defenders, keeping the match scoreless at the break.
Georgia Southern out-shot Coastal Carolina 9-7, putting five on goal. Goalkeepers Katie Merson (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Missy Meyer (Alpharetta, Ga.) teamed up for the shutout. Merson made a save in the first half, and Meyer made a pair of saves after starting the second half.The Eagles open Southern Conference play in their next match, taking on Wofford on Friday, Sept. 24, at Eagle Field. The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Sunday, 19 September 2010 18:29