HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker women's soccer team captured the first win of the season after defeating No. 7 regionally ranked Clayton State 3-1 on Tuesday (Sept. 11).
The Cobras wasted little time, scoring quickly and swiftly in the first half. Katie Cooper set a perfectly directed cross to the streaking Jalynn Fortt, who navigated a head shot around Laker goal keeper Laoise O'Driscoll. With not even 15 minutes off the game clock the Cobras struck and took a 1-0 lead.
Not only did this date mark a day of remembrance for America, but it also marked a special game for sophomore Kelley Godbout. The forward from Mathews, N.C. had two goals on three shots for the Cobras. The first goal for Goudbout came in the 50th minute of the second half, when she took a cross from Fortt and headed it into the back of the Laker net. Her second goal came in the 77th minute when she blasted a shot to hit nylon in the corner of the net, and set the Cobras up with a comfortable 3-0 lead.
The Coker defense was relentless for the entire 90-minutes of the game. Goalkeeper Lizz Morris had 11 saves, and only let one through out-of-23 Laker shots.
Coker will looking to start a win streak as they hit the road for the next three competitions. The first of the three comes on Thursday (Sept. 13) as they travel to face Newberry College. That game is set to kick-off at 4 p.m.
McDonalds Player of the game: Kelley Godbout