No. 21 Chanticleers Down NC State 6-1 in Exhibition Match


Aug. 15, 2016

CONWAY - The 21st-ranked Coastal Carolina University men's soccer team defeated NC State 6-1 in an exhibition match Monday morning at the CCU Soccer Stadium.

Four different Chanticleers found the back of the net as Coastal scored once in the first half and five times in the second 45 minutes.

In the 12th minute of play NC State's Simon Blotko scored the match's opening goal. A Wolfpack corner was punched out by CCU's Alexandre Bouillennec, but not cleared from the six-yard box. Blotko connected on the bouncing ball and placed it into the back of the net for a 1-nil NC State advantage.

In the 33rd minute Coastal leveled the match off the foot of Robin Bjornholm-Jatta. After a flurry of Wolfpack activity in the Coastal 18-yard box, the ball was cleared and corralled by Ryan Reid. After a few touches, Reid played a long ball to Bjornholm-Jatta, who beat his defender then chipped the keeper for the goal.

Four minutes into the second half Bjornholm-Jattta struck for his second goal of the match. This time the Norwegian intercepted a wayward Wolfpack pass near the 18-yard box and immediately hammered a one-timer into the right side-netting, providing Coastal a 2-1 lead.

Frantzdy Pierrot made it 3-1 in Coastal's favor with a goal from 14-yards out. He caused a turnover in the NC State defensive third and beat the keeper to the right side of the netting.

Jair Espinoza counted CCU's fourth goal of the match in the 69th minute as he chased down a long ball from Einar Einarsson and chipped the charging NC State keeper.

Spencer Reinford made the 5-1 Chanticleers with his 75th minute score off an assist from Espinoza. Reinford added his second of the match in the 84th minute as David Raizes counted the assist.

Coastal Carolina's second and final exhibition match is slated for Sunday against Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Chants open the regular season on Fri., Aug. 26 at No. 17 Virginia.

Match Facts:
Location: CCU Soccer Stadium -- Conway, S.C.
Time of Match: 10:00 a.m. ET
Weather: Sunny, 85 degrees, Wind: SW 2 mph
August 16, 2016

Scoring Summary:
NC State: Simon Blotko (Travis Wannemuehler) 12'
CCU: Robin Bjornholm-Jatta (Ryan Reid) 33'
CCU: Robin Bjornholm-Jatta (unassisted) 49'
CCU: Frantzdy Pierrot (unassisted) 56'
CCU: Jair Espinoza (Einar Einarsson) 69'
CCU: Spencer Reinford (Jair Espinoza) 75'
CCU: Spencer Reinford (David Raizes) 84'

CCU: 18
NCST: 11

Shots On Goal:
CCU: 13

CCU: 4

CCU: 3



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