Women’s soccer ends home schedule with two goal victory over Louisiana

The women’s soccer team celebrates a goal in the 2-0 victory over Louisiana Sunday. The Eagles will travel to Arkansas for their final two regular season games this weekend. 

Kaitlin Sells

Women’s soccer was able to break their loss-streak and clinch a win for their last home game of the season.

Coastal Carolina (L, 0-2)

Before the Eagles broke their losing streak, they extended their streak to four Friday as Coastal Carolina shut them out on the Eagle’s senior night. 

While the Eagles fell the CCU, they still had the edge in shots 17-14 as they were unlucky and could not find the back of the net.

The Eagles controlled most of the possession the first half and fought hard in the second but were unable to overcome a two-goal deficit.

Both goals for CCU were scored in the first half, at 19 minutes and 39 minutes and made up two of the three Chanticleers’ shots in the first half.

The Eagles were led by Brogan Boudreaux in shots as the sophomore notched eight shots with three being on goal.

“Another great team performance, and wrong side of the result,” Head Coach Brian Dunleavy said to gseagles. “We were better in possession, creating chances, but we just couldn’t finish.” 

Louisiana (W, 2-0)

The Eagles were able to break their lengthy four-game loss streak by shutting out the Ragin’ Cajuns in their final match at home.

The first half of the match stayed deadlocked at 0-0 while possession was pretty evenly distributed- so much so both teams notched four shots by the end of the first half.

Redshirt-sophomore midfielder Marcela Montoya was able to set the tone for the match when she finished a corner kick into the back of the net in the 59th minute of the match. That was Montoya’s first goal of the season.

The Ragin’ Cajuns came close to the equalizer many times as they sent eight shots in hopes of finding the back of the net in the second half.

From there the Eagles continued to fight to keep their lead and senior defender Ashton Adams sealed the win for GS within the last two minutes of the match as she found the back of the net for the third time this season.

The Ragin’ Cajuns had the edge in shots in the end, outshooting the Eagles 12-11, but senior Jocelyn Springer notched seven saves for her second shutout on the season. 

Junique Rodriguez led the Eagles in shots with three for the day, along with Boudreaux, Tyler Gordon, Claire Amici, Madeline Jones, and Taylor Regensburger all logging one shot each.

“Really pleased with the effort and determination our players exhibited today,” Dunleavy said. “I’m particularly happy that we finished our chances. We’ve still got work to do to get into the playoffs, but this was a big step in the right direction.”

The Eagles will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Arkansas to take on Arkansas State Oct. 19 and Little Rock Oct. 21.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu