Freshman midfielder Kasey Griese scored the first goal of her collegiate career en rout to four total, and Keri White, Charlotte O’Leary and Rachel Ferrara each netted three goals as the Chanticleers won in the fifth game of their inaugural season.
Kimmy DeLonge, McKynsey Douglas, Caitlin Kratzer and Paige Timberg added two goals each.
CCU goalie Trista Kuehn earned the first win of her Coastal career, making four saves in the game.
Coastal led Kennesaw in almost every statistical category including shots (35-22), ground balls (27-18) and draw controls (19-15).
CCU women’s indoor track and field
Coastal Carolina’s Erica Peake made her case the nationals with a pair of record-breaking performances Saturday.
Peake set school and Big Southy records in winning the 60 meters (7.35) and 200 meters (23.47) at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet.
“She had a phenomenal day,” CCU coach Alan Connie said. “She’s been really getting better and better throughout the season. She just happened to hit it at the right time. It just puts her in good position to get a chance at to go to the NCAA national indoor meet.”
The field for the meet with be announced Tuesday.
“She has an excellent shot,” Connie said.
Fellow Chants Jessica Gelibert and Qwontajah Thompson competed in the 400 meters, taking fourth (55.66) and ninth (57.15), respectively.
College women’s tennis
The Coastal Carolina softball team split a pair of games in the Coastal Carolina Invitational on Saturday, defeating Albany 8-0 and losing 5-2 to Wichita State.
Kiana Quolas allowed four hits and struck out five in 52/3 shutout innings and Morgan Noad drove in four runs against Albany.
Kory Hayden and Sara Rasley each drove in runs in the loss.
Former CCU standout Jon Pack had 18 points and seven rebounds for South Carolina in one of its closest games of the season.
“They took like 42 3s. It was incredible,” Warriors coach John Kefalas said. “But our kids just hung in there. Our kids did a great job. It was a great win.”
Jonathan Schmale scored Georgetown’s lone goal.