Sept. 27, 2009
Junior Austin Eanes scored his first career game-winning goal as a Chanticleer to help Coastal Carolina down #24 Cal State Northridge, 2-1 on the second day of the Big West Challenge at Fullerton, Calif. today (Sept. 27).
The Chanticleers opened scoring at 34:01 into the game when Cyprian Hedrick headed his first goal, coming from a Djamel Bekka corner kick to put the Chanticleers up 1-0. Despite being ahead on the scoreboard, the Matadors outshot the Chants 8-3, and three of Matadors shots were saved by Scott Angevine.
The Matadors, who were ranked 24th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and College Soccer News polls, would respond to the Chanticleers in the 62nd minute when Milan Radovic knocked a rebound off of a Dylan Riley shot in the right side of the net.
The Matadors continued to apply pressure on the Chanticleer defense nearly tying the match with two seconds left in the game and tallying five shots in the last 20 minutes of the game.
Angevine held strong and made four saves throughout the game, while the Matadors Michael Abalos made just one save on the day.
The Matadors fell to 5-2-1 on the season. The Chanticleers improve to 3-2-3 record before entering conference play on Saturday, October 3 against Liberty at home (1 p.m.).