WILMINGTON, North CarolinaNicole Costa’s goal early in the second half was the game’s lone score as UNCW blanked visiting College of Charleston, 1-0, in Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday.

The Seahawks evened their record at 7-7 on the season and 2-2 in the league. The Cougars, meanwhile, dropped to 2-11 with their eighth consecutive loss and to 0-4 in the CAA.

UNCW extended its current undefeated streak at home to eight games, dating back to last season.

On Costa’s goal, her second of the season, sophomore Katrina Guillou gained possession of the ball on the right flank and sent a short cross into the penalty area. Costa ran onto the cross in the middle of the penalty area and headed the ball inside the right post at the 46:36 mark of the game.

The Seahawks built a 16-6 advantage in shots as freshman goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy needed just one save to record her first collegiate shutout.

UNCW improved to 7-2-1 all-time against the Cougars, but this was the first meeting between the two coastal rivals since 2007.

With the victory, the Seahawks move into a four-way tie for third, along with James Madison, Hofstra and Towson with six points.

The Seahawks are next at conference rival James Madison on Oct. 18 for a 7 p.m. start.