CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern heads to Conway on Sunday to face Coastal Carolina for the first time since the Chanticleers departed the Big South following the 2015-16 school year. Kickoff at the CCU Soccer Stadium is set for 6 p.m.
- The Buccaneers are 1-2 following a 3-0 win over South Carolina State in their home opener on Thursday. Jordan Newman scored two goals, Sidney Doherty added a penalty kick and CSU held a 32-7 advantage in shots.
- Coastal is 2-1 with victories over Wofford and College of Charleston before losing to No. 21 NC State by a score of 3-0 in Raleigh on Thursday.
- CSU holds a narrow 8-7-4 lead in the all-time series, but Coastal has won four in a row including a 5-0 victory in the Big South Tournament in 2015 in the most recent meeting.
- The Bucs' last win over the Chanticleers came in 2012, a 2-1 victory in Charleston.
Bucs to Watch
- Newman posted the second two-goal game of her career in Thursday's win over the Bulldogs, having also scored twice against Campbell last September 28. The junior forward has scored nine goals in her career, the most by any current CSU player.
- Doherty also scored on a penalty kick in last Friday's loss to Jacksonville, making her the first Buc to convert two in the same season since Karen Knight in 2006.
- Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Dellacqua made four saves against S.C. State and has 138 in her career. She needs two more to pass Amy Arroyo (2008-11) for eighth place in school history and 14 to move past former teammate Liz-Amanda Brown (2014-16) for seventh. The shutout of the Bulldogs was the fifth of her career, and she has made 25 saves to go along with a 1.00 goals against average so far this season.
Chanticleers to Watch
- Senior Daniella Famili was named the Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year and is off to a hot start with three goals in three games. She scored both goals in the 2-1 win over College of Charleston and was the conference offensive player of the week. The native of Sweden has 24 goals and 54 points in her career.
- Freshman Rylee Atteberry was chosen the defensive player of the week after allowing only one goal in the first two games including a 3-0 shutout of Wofford. She has 19 saves and a 1.33 goals against average over the first three games of her college career.
The Bucs stay on the road but venture only a short distance down I-26 for a Friday game at The Citadel. CSU returns home on September 3 to conclude a four-game stretch against South Carolina opponents when College of Charleston visits the CSU Soccer Field.