The Coker College women's lacrosse team is set to travel to Harrogate, Tennessee to face Lincoln Memorial in the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference Championships on Tuesday (Apr. 23). The game is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. at the LMU Lacrosse Complex.
The Cobras finished the 2018-19 season with a 6-8 record, and enter the SAC Championships as the sixth seed in the tournament. Coker reached the SAC Championships for the first time since the 2016-17 season when they fell to Wingate 15-14 in the semifinal game.
The Cobras are led by coach Chelsea Kent, who has managed to take Coker back to the SAC Championships despite having over 50% of their goals scored by freshmen.
On the field, it's redshirt-senior, Faith Kent, and freshman Hannah Shuren that have led the team offensively. Shuren scored 31 goals and dished 15 assists in her first season in Hartsville. Hannah Baird leads a defensive attack tasked with finding a way to stop one of the most potent offenses in the conference.
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Kent has an enjoyed a record-breaking senior season, setting the school record in points, and goals in a game, as well as breaking Haley McCusker's record for career goals. She ends her Coker career with school records in career goals (232), assists (119), and points (351). Kent finished the regular season as the South Atlantic Conference leader in goals (62), and points (82).
LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
The Railsplitters finished the season 11-5 overall, and 5-3 in conference. Lincoln Memorial earned their first ever berth in the SAC Championships, after compiling just a 5-26 record in conference play in their first four seasons.
The Railsplitters are led by Emily DePaul in attack, and the defensive prowess of Zoe Zervos. DePaul, a sophomore out of Elkton, Md. finished seventh in the conference with 45 goals. Zervos, a junior, will be tasked with leading the LMU defense of Faith Kent, one of the most dynamic players in South Atlantic Conference history. She helped hold Kent to just one goal in their 21-11 victory over Coker back on Mar. 8.
LMU is 2-3 all-time against the Cobras, with with victories in their past two meetings.
110 of the Cobras 209 goals have been scored by newcomers to the program.
Kent is leads the South Atlantic Conference with 62 goals on the season.
Freshman Hannah Shuren ranks 20th in the conference with 31 goals this season.
Goalie Olivia Fladung has racked up six wins during her freshman campaign.
Kent is making a strong case for South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, leading the conference with 80 points heading into the final game of the regular season.
Faith Kent | 82 points
Hannah Shuren | 45 points
Meagan Gallagher | 33 points
Faith Kent | 62 goals
Hannah Shuren | 31 goals
Meagan Gallagher | 30 goals
Faith Kent | 20 assists
Hannah Shuren |14 assists
Bailey O'Brien | 11 assists
Faith Kent | 25 ct
Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole | 17 ct
Alexis Zegan | 17 ct
Olivia Fladung | 6
Olivia Fladung | 132
2019 Coker Women's Lacrosse Roster
1 Amariah Lawson MF Fr. 5-4 Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Scocastee HS
2 Alexis Zegan A So. 5-1 Trinity, F.L. / J.W. Mitchell HS
3 Katie Driskell MF Jr. 5-0 Orlando, F.L. / Boone HS
4 Gabby Jessup A So. 5-6 Clemmons, N.C. / West Forsyth HS
5 Skylar Stowers D Jr. 5-4 Mulberry, F.L. / Summerlin Military Academy
6 Faith Kent A R-Sr. 5-2 Winter Springs, F.L. / Winter Springs HS
7 Meagan Gallagher A Fr. 5-3 Union Bridge, M.D. / Our Lady of Good Counsel HS
8 Bailey O’Brien A Sr. 5-6 Valrico, F.L. / Newsome HS
9 Shelby Hughes D Jr. 5-4 Camden, S.C. / Camden HS
11 Madelyn Becker D So. 5-5 Newton, N.C./Newton-Conover HS
12 Hannah Baird MF Jr. 5-0 Fort Mill, S.C. / Fort Mill HS
13 Reagan Parr MF Fr. 5-6 Murrells Inlet, S.C. / St. James HS
14 Hannah Shuren A Fr. 5-1 East Patchogue, N.Y. / Bellport Senior HS
15 Alyssa Baronella-O’Toole MF Jr. 5-5 Severn, M.D. / Anne Arundel CC
16 Makenzie Stroup MF Fr. 5-2 Fountain Inn, S.C. / Riverside HS
18 Skylar Davis MF So. 5-1 Summerville, S.C./Ashley Ridge HS
19 Brooke Sloane D Fr. 5-6 Kernersville, N.C. / East Forsyth HS
24 Olivia Fladung GK Fr. 5-6 Little Mountain, S.C. / Chapin HS
25 Natasha Sanchez-Sacco D Fr. 5-4 Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Carolina Forest HS
Head Coach: Chelsea Kent
2019 Women's Lacrosse Schedule
02.02 | at Southern Wesleyan | WIN 20-7
02.07 | Palm Beach Atlantic | LOSS 26-22
02.22 | at Barton | 14-9 LOSS
02.27 | at Chowan | 21-4 WIN
03.08 | at Lincoln Memorial | 21-11 LOSS
03.16 | at Catawba | 18-8 LOSS
03.19 | Newberry | 25-10 WIN
03.23| Mars Hill | 16-15 LOSS
03.27 | Erskine | 6:00 PM | 24-11 WIN
03.30 | at Queens | 1:00 PM | 25-1 LOSS
04.06 | Tusculum | 12:00 PM | 22-19 WIN
04.10 | at Wingate | 4:00 PM | 17-6 LOSS
04.13 | at St. Andrews | 12:00 PM | 19-6 WIN
04.20 | Lenoir-Rhyne | 1:00 PM | 18-6 LOSS
04.23 | Lincoln Memorial | 3:00 PM | South Atlantic Conference Championships Quarterfinals
SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE STANDINGS
Queens | 15-2 Overall | 8-0 Conference
Lenoir-Rhyne | 11-5 Overall | 7-1 Conference
Lincoln Memorial | 11-5 Overall | 5-3 Conference
Catawba | 8-8 Overall | 5-3 Conference
Wingate | 8-8 Overall | 5-3 Conference
Coker | 6-8 Conference | 2-6 Overall
Mars Hill | 5-10 Conference | 2-6 Overall
Tusculum | 4-12 | 2-6 Overall
Newberry | 3-14 Conference | 0-8 Overall
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