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Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – No. 1 Maryland required a late goal to escape with a 3-2 win over the College of Charleston men’s soccer team in front of 2,230 fans at Patriots Point on Saturday night. The Cougars held the lead on two separate occasions but Maryland’s two second-half goals were the difference in the match. The Cougars, having now played six teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA / Continental Tire Coaches Poll, fall to 4-6-0 on the year. Sean de Silva (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and Francis Twohig (St. Simon’s Island, Ga.) both netted their second goals of the season for the Cougars, but Maryland converted headers in the box three times to eke out the […]

Cougars Fifth Heading into Final Round of Penn State Invitational

Cougars Fifth Heading into Final Round of Penn State Invitational

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Senior Vanessa Koechli shot a 2-under 70 to lead the College of Charleston women’s golf team as the Cougars are in fifth-place after the second round Saturday in State College. Second Round Results The Cougars shot a 9-over 297 combined score for the round, in which host Penn State separated themselves from the field with a 5-under round. The Nittany Lions (-1) hold a 20 shot lead over the second-place team Old Dominion (+19). The Cougars (+25) are six shots back of the runner-up position and will be battling with several teams for the spot tomorrow. “As a whole we played much better today,” CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. “It will be a shootout among […]

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Cougars Sweep Georgia Southern In Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

Cougars Sweep Georgia Southern In Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

STATESBORO, Ga. -College of Charleston celebrated a 3-0 sweep (25-22, 25-23, 25-22) on the road at Georgia Southern in a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the SoCon South Division. The Cougars (10-5, 3-0) beat Georgia Southern (12-6, 3-1) in three sets at Hanner Fieldhouse for the first time since 2008 in a highly competitive series history. The sweep also marks the third-straight SoCon sweep for CofC, all coming on the road. College of Charleston hit .279 and held the Eagles to .142 hitting, as the Cougars only made 14 errors and Georgia Southern made 27. CofC also notched eight team blocks to GSU’s six. “I was really impressed with how focused the team was,” head coach Jason Kepner […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Falls at UNCG in Overtime

CofC Women’s Soccer Falls at UNCG in Overtime

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered its first Southern Conference loss on Friday night when the Cougars fell, 2-1, in overtime to UNC Greensboro at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Cougars (3-7-0, 2-1-0 SoCon) were narrowly outshot in a contest dictated by great goalkeeping on both ends. CofC created several quality opportunities and possessed well but ultimately couldn’t get the breaks needed to claim the result. “It was a really good team performance for our side,” said head coach Christian Michner. “We’re obviously disappointed with the loss, and in overtime it’s always tougher because it’s so abrupt and so final. But, our girls worked extremely hard and played for each other. We got great leadership […]

Johnston, McMahon Pace Cougars at Charlotte Invitational

Johnston, McMahon Pace Cougars at Charlotte Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The College of Charleston men’s and women’s cross country teams competed on a hot day in Charlotte as the women finished 19th and the men 23rd in the 2012 Charlotte Cross Country Invitational. Sophomore Hayley McMahon led the women’s team in their first 6K race on the season as she finished 77th in 23:21.24, three seconds from the 10th best time in school history. Freshman Emily Sanders was the second College of Charleston women’s runner to finish the race as she crossed the line in 87th place in 23:30.65. For the men’s team sophomore Mackenzie Johnson led the way as he set a career-best in 25:57.35 and finished in 55th place for the 8K race. Fellow sophomore […]

College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Hosts No. 1 Maryland

College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Hosts No. 1 Maryland

  MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team will host No. 1 Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Patriots Point. The Cougars and nationally top-ranked Terrapins are slated to kickoff at 7 p.m. OPENING THOUGHTS… CofC head coach Ralph Lundy: “This is a great opportunity. They’re a great program; they’re ranked number one and they won the national championship a few years ago. Actually, the year after they won it we went up there and played them and they beat us 2-1, but we were ahead for most of the match so we feel real good about competing with them or anyone in the top 10. That’s what we have to do to keep getting better. […]

Cougar Women’s Golf Tied for Fourth After First Round of Nittany Lion Invitational

Cougar Women’s Golf Tied for Fourth After First Round of Nittany Lion Invitational

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Led by seniors Vanessa Koechli and Katharina Boehm and freshman Julia Neumann who each finished the day in the top 10 individually, the College of Charleston women’s golf team is tied for fourth-place after the opening round of the Nittany Lion Women’s Invitational Friday in State College. The Cougars were one of three teams that shot a 16-over 304 team score in the first round. Host Penn State leads the tournament after an opening round of 292 (+4), Old Dominion (+8) is in second-place and Harvard (+15) is third on the team leaderboard. Koechli, Boehm and Neumann each carded rounds of 2-over 74 and are tied for 10th place on the Individual leaderboard. Freshman Louise Olsson […]

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College of Charleston Equestrian Opens Fall Slate

College of Charleston Equestrian Opens Fall Slate

  CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston equestrian team is set to open the 2012 fall campaign with a show hosted by Georgia Southern at Evermore Farm on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Cougars look to the season with optimism and hopes to capture the newly-realigned Zone 5 Region 3 crown and IHSA National appearance. Head coach Bob Story is back for his 29th season at the head of the program and brings with him another talented crop of riders. “We’re very excited to get the season going,” said Story. “We’re in really good shape and have had three great weeks of practice. We have a very strong class coming in this season and an amazing group of returners. I […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Continues SoCon Play

CofC Women’s Soccer Continues SoCon Play

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team continues Southern Conference play with a pair of road matches this weekend at UNCG Greensboro and Elon. The Cougars take on UNCG on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and Elon on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. OPENING THOUGHTS… CofC head coach Christian Michner: “We had a great opening weekend against two tough teams and opening at home was great for us too. To win 1-0 against Wofford in the closing minutes on Friday, and then to replicate that with a last-minute goal on Sunday, is a great achievement. To be at the top of the league going into the second weekend feels good. We have two very difficult […]

Cougars Back in Action at Charlotte Invitational

Cougars Back in Action at Charlotte Invitational

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After a week off from competition following the Winthrop Invitational, the College of Charleston men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Charlotte, N.C. Friday for the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational. A total of 43 schools will be represented including Wake Forest, Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and several Southern Conference schools. Many of these schools will be back on Nov. 9 as the NCAA Southeast Regional will be ran on the same course at McAlpine Park in Charlotte. The women’s 6K race will be contested at 3:30 PM with the men’s 8K race to follow starting at 4:15 PM. The Cougars last competed Sept. 15 at the Winthrop Invitational where the women’s team finished 12th and […]