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Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored in the 10th minute and freshman Lissa Rahkola made four saves to record her first career shutout as UNCW defeated Coastal Carolina 1-0 in collegiate women’s soccer action on Thursday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks picked up their fourth win in five contests as they moved to 4-5-0 overall. The Chanticleers, meanwhile, slipped to 3-4-1, as they suffered their third straight setback.
Guillou tallied the only goal of the contest at the 9:58 mark, using a feed from sophomore Maddie McCormick to get past her defender before beating senior keeper Megan Spencer from 10 yards out for her third goal of the season.
UNCW held a 13-8 shot advantage in the contest, highlighted by an 8-4 margin in the first half. The Seahawks also attempted eight of the 10 corner kicks awarded.
The Lady Seahawks complete their non-conference schedule Sunday as they travels to Francis Marion for a 2 p.m. contest.
CAA blood drive draws 300 donors to local campus
Nearly 300 donors answered the call early Thursday when UNCW Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partnered with the American Red Cross to conduct the CAA Blood Challenge at Trask Coliseum.
The 12th annual event took place from 9.a.m-2 p.m. and included participants from the campus and community.
The CAA started the event in 2002 to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. The nine CAA schools compete for the most donors and the winner receives a trophy.
UNCW’s goal for this year was 250 units of blood. The conference-wide program was a success last year, raising 4,613 units, and aims even higher this year. Since 2002, CAA schools have raised a total 36,719 units, saving more than 100,000 lives.
The Red Cross needs 1,600 units of blood a day to service North Carolina hospitals. Blood is used to help accident victims, and many others with various illnesses and disorders. People’s lives rely on the generosity of blood donors.
UNCW has donated a total of 1,898 units of blood since 2002. The highest amount of donors was 257 in 2009.