CHARLESTON, S.C. - Riding the momentum of a dominant two-game winning streak, the College of Charleston women's soccer team (2-3) will look to push its fortunes yet-further Sunday night when they face off on the road against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-2-1) at 6 p.m.
After dropping the opening three games of the season, the Cougars have really found their stride as of late, picking up two straight wins over the Sam Houston State Bearkats (0-5) and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (2-2). During that stretch, the Cougars have outscored their opponents 7-0. Laura Ortega notched a game-winning goal and a game-winning assist so far this year, and has four points on the season. Not to be outdone, Jessica Schifer has netted three goals for six points, including a game-winner against CSU.
Defensively, Lauren Killian comes fresh off breaking the CofC school record for most career saves against Charleston Southern, her mark currently standing at 225. She currently rides a 200-minute shutout streak, which is in large part due to the strong defensive effort put forth around her. Besides Killian, who's played all but 12 minutes this season, Meredith Tunney and Maddy Brill-Edwards lead the Cougars in minutes with 420 and 393 respectively.
Coastal Carolina started the season strong with wins over Winthrop and Wofford and a tie to Furman. Since then, the Chants have had a tough go of things, dropping two straight matches to Duke and Elon. Amber Adams leads them on the offensive end with four points (1g, 2a) this season, while Becca Austin is the team's keeper, with 27 saves, a 0.99 GAA and a .844 save percentage on the year. The two teams have not squared off since 2010, when CCU prevailed with the 4-2 win.