WILMINGTON, N.C. (UNCW) - Junior midfielder Audrey Harding recorded the first two-goal game of her college career to lead UNCW to its third win in a row, a 3-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in the Seahawks’ home opener at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening.
The win elevated the Seahawks’ record to 3-0-0 on the young season while the Chanticleers dipped to 0-3-0.
Harding gave the Seahawks a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute when she scored her first goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Kendall Augsburg. Just under eight minutes into the second half, the Seahawks increased the lead to 2-0 as senior Dominique Martinez netted her first goal of the year off quick passes from freshman Emily Moxley and redshirt sophomore Morgan Nanni.
Coastal Carolina ended the Seahawks’ shutout bid with 5:56 remaining as senior forward Hannah Miller scored off a corner kick by freshman Megan Brouse. But, the Seahawks answered just over three minutes later when Harding tallied her second goal of the contest with an unassisted marker.