Cougs fall to Georgia in women’s soccer

— The College of Charleston women’s soccer team was tagged with a 5-1 loss to Georgia at the UGA Soccer complex on Sunday afternoon.

Georgia freshman Marion Crowder scored the first four goals of the game and Bella Hartley added the fifth to give the Bulldogs a 5-0 lead in the 60th minute.

Charleston (2-6) picked up a 78th-minute goal when Victoria Fichman earned a foul in the penalty area and McCallie Jones cashed in on the penalty kick for her team-high third goal of the season.

Charleston Southern battled Georgia Southern to a scoreless tie in Statesboro, Ga, as the Buccaneers and Eagles finished at 0-0 following the completion of the second overtime period.

Freshman goalkeeper Dana McLaughlin came up big for the Buccaneers inside the net with eight saves in recording her second shutout of the season. Toni Lashley added two shots, including a shot on goal for the Bucs (3-3-1).

Charleston Southern is back in action on Friday as the Buccaneers host USC Upstate, with kickoff set for 4 p.m.

Loyola Marymount hit for a .357 attack percentage and defeated College of Charleston, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-12), in the final match of the Long Beach State/LMU tournament in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The Cougars (8-2), who lost matches in consecutive days for the first time in over a year, committed 19 attack errors and hit .100 as a team. Loyola Marymount scored 11 points off service errors.

Cara Howley was a bright spot for the Cougars’ offense, tallying eight kills on 13 swings.

Competing against some of the nation’s premier programs in the inaugural Furman Classic, the College of Charleston women finished in seventh place, while the men, led by junior Mackenzie Johnston, who broke the men’s 8K school record, also finished in seventh.

Johnston broke the record with a time of 24:51.18.

The Cougars posted top 10 finishes on both the men’s and women’s side for the second consecutive meet.