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Cougars Bounce Back to Down Chattanooga

Published: November 5, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The College of Charleston women's soccer team took down Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 win in Southern Conference play to conclude the longest road trip in the league.

"It was good to get the win," said head coach Christian Michner. "It's been a long trip. They've got a couple of kids who can blow a game wide open if you give them the chance. We looked good, took our chances and were good enough to win. That's the important thing.

"We certainly had the majority of the possession, especially in the second half. We took a lot of shots and had good movement off the ball and the kids did well to close out a game. It was definitely a tough one on the road."

The Cougars never trailed in the match and outshot the Lady Mocs 21-5 while putting 15 shots on frame.

CofC captured the lead in fifth minute with an Alli Brashear (Brunswick, Ga.) goal.

In the 30th minute, Becca Smith equalized the match for UTC but the Cougars recaptured the lead minutes later with Sarah Schaidle's (Simpsonville, S.C.) fifth goal of the season and an assist by Hannah Gmerek (Anderson, S.C.).

Danielle Barr tied the game once more for UTC when she headed in a goal just before halftime.

Schaidle picked up her second goal of the match and the game winner in the 77th minute with an assist from Sarah Cardamone (Downingtown, Pa.).

The Cougars concluded the road trip and return home for a three-match home stay starting with a match against Elon on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Patriots Point.

"We'll definitely be glad to get off t the road," said Michner. "We went 1-1 and were unlucky to not be 2-0. We're excited to get back to Charleston and play in front of our home fans."

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