Sept. 19, 2010
ELON, N.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to four games with a 2-2 draw with Elon Sunday afternoon from Rudd Field.
Coastal (3-2-1) scored the first goal of the game in the 31st minute on Sebastian Bahos’ second goal of the season. Bahos beat Elon keeper Clint Irwin with a shot into the top corner of the net following a cross to the far post from Pedro Ribeiro.
Joe Anderson put the Chants up 2-0 just under nine minutes later with his first goal of the season. Anderson converted a header past a diving Irwin after Kristoffer Sandtroen sent a cross from the right side of the field into the middle of the Phoenix box.
Elon (2-2-2) netted its first goal of the game minutes before halftime when Hunter Miller scored on an unassisted goal in the 44th minute. Hunter’s shot deflected off a Chanticleer defender and found its way past a diving Scott Angevine. It was the first goal surrender by Angevine over his last 349:16.
Chris Thomas tallied his fourth goal of the season for Elon and struck for the equalizer in the 57th minute off a corner kick by teammate Daniel Lovitz. After Lovitz served the ball into the box, Thomas located the losses ball and scored with a shot to the near post.
Neither team put together a quality scoring opportunity in overtime, but the Chanticleers came closest to winning the match in the extra session. Ribeiro nearly netted the golden goal in the first overtime with a blast that sailed just wide of the Phoenix net.
The two teams were nearly equal in every statistical offensive category. Elon held a 17-16 edge in shots, while Coastal owned an 8-7 edge in shots on goal. In addition, both teams took seven corner kicks.
On defense, Irwin made six saves and Angevine stopped five shots.
Coastal returns to action Saturday at noon when the Chanticleers host the College of Charleston from the Coastal Carolina Soccer Field.