Women’s soccer suffers last minute draw


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The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team celebrates senior players before their matchup against Marshall University.

On senior night, the Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team drew 2-2 against the Marshall University Herd after squandering a 2-0 halftime lead. 


Before the game, the team celebrated its seniors:  

  • Sarah Allen, forward 
  • Megan Brouse, forward 
  • Lauren Denning, midfielder 
  • Tori Carnevale, defender 
  • Katelyn Kellogg, graduate transfer goalkeeper 


Freshman defender Julia Ziegenfuss gave the Chanticleers the early 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. Off a corner kick, Ziegenfuss fired the ball into the top of the net after it bounced to her from Denning’s blocked shot. 


12 minutes later, Brouse scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season as she placed it into the bottom right corner past Marshall’s goalkeeper. Brouse extended the lead to 2-0. 


After a back-and-forth second half, Marshall was awarded a penalty in the 76th minute following a foul in Coastal’s box. The Herd’s Kat Gonzalez stepped up and scored to cut the Chanticleers’ lead to one. 


With just under two minutes left in the match, Marshall’s Courtney Corcoran took a lobbed shot from outside of the box and went over Coastal goalkeeper Katelyn Kellogg into the goal. Corcoran levelled the scoring at 2-2. 


The Chanticleers rushed down the field to try and score to win the game. Ziegenfuss was able to get her head onto the ball, but it ended up hitting the crossbar. The game finished 2-2. 


CCU previously lost to South Alabama 0-2 on Oct. 23. The team will look to end the season on a high note as they take on the University of Louisiana Monroe in their last regular season game of the year on Oct. 27.