Men's Soccer Defeats South Carolina
Box Columbia, S.C. - Coastal Carolina used two first-half goals to defeat South Carolina 2-0 in men's soccer action at Eugene E. Stone Stadium.
The second CCU goal came at the expense of the Gamecocks defense as a USC defender knocked the ball into the USC goal for an own goal in the 21st minute, giving the Chanticleers the two-goal lead.
In the second half neither team could get anything going as both goalies had outstanding outings. CCU's Braulio Linares-Ortiz went the distance for CCU picking up four saves in the shutout.
CCU finished the match out-shooting USC 13-12 with a 7-4 edge in shots on goal.
These two teams have now met 13 times on the pitch with the Chanticleers now having a 9-3-1 lead in the series, including the last two meetings. CCU moves to 4-5 on the season while USC falls to 4-6-1.
The Chanticleers will be at home for their next two matches beginning with Tuesday Oct. 3 when they host UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 CCU will jump back into Sun Belt Conference action when they host Hartwick at 2 p.m.
The game can be watched live at goccusports.com and live stats will also be available.
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