February 11, 2014

Trio Scores Four as Oregon Downs Coastal Carolina

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Coastal Carolina Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coastal Carolina lacrosse team lost its season-opening game on Tuesday afternoon, falling 23-3 to Oregon in a neutral-site game on the campus of Jacksonville University. The Chanticleers begin their season 0-1 while the Ducks move to 2-0.

Oregon started the game with six goal steak in the first nine minutes of the game to take an early lead over the Chants.

Coastal put its first point on the board at 19:49 of the first half courtesy of Sara Nolan by way of Charlotte O'Leary to cut Oregon's lead to five. Rachel Ferrara scored again for the Chants at 16:59, but Oregon commanded the remainder of half, scoring six more goals to take a 13-2 lead into the locker room.

The Chants managed only one more tally in the second half, when Lily Yednock scored an unassisted goal at 24:49. Oregon would finish the second half with 10 goals to bring the final to 23-3.

Shannon Propst of Oregon led the game in scoring, recording six points on four goals and two assists. The Ducks also received four goals each from Courtney Valdez and Nikki Puszcz.

O'Leary led the Chants in points, assisting on Coastal's goals from Nolan and Ferrara. Yednock and Morgan Gott each recorded two draw controls, while Yednock and Constant led the team in ground balls with three apiece.

The Chanticleers return to action on Feb. 22 when they host Kennesaw State in their 2014 home-opener at Brooks Stadium.

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