Women’s soccer defends their field: The team finishes off their season with high hopes for the next


Photo by Bob McCool/Coastal Athletics

The women’s soccer team celebrates freshman Julia Ziegenfuss’s goal against ULM.

The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team closed out their regular season with a 1-0 home win against the University of Louisiana Monroe on Oct. 27.

In the 41st minute, senior Sarah Allen passed the ball out wide to freshman Cami Wiles who crossed the ball into the box on her first touch. Freshman Julia Ziegenfuss was on the receiving end to pass the ball over the ULM goalkeeper to give the Chanticleers a 1-0 lead.

Coastal dominated the game during the first 45 minutes, totaling eight shots to ULM’s five. The team lead 1-0 at the break. Both teams attacked well in the second half with 22 shots total between the two. It was an even battle with neither team breaking on defense.

CCU goalkeeper Katelyn Kellogg finished the game with seven saves. Kellogg’s strong outings in the final two games of the season earned her Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. She tallied 20 total saves combined in the two matches.

In the last few minutes, ULM tried to hurry the play to tie the game, but Coastal’s defense and goalkeeping kept the pace. The game finished 1-0 to Coastal. The Chanticleers have finished the season with a 3-10-4 overall record and 2-6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Senior Megan Brouse and Ziegenfuss led the team on the offensive end throughout the season. Brouse led the team with nine goals and four assists, and Ziegenfuss was following closely behind with seven goals and two assists.

The soccer team may look different next year. The CCU Athletic Department announced coach Paul Hogan’s retirement on Oct. 28 after spending 12 years working with women’s soccer.