CCU Upsets #2 Maryland
-- CCU Men's Soccer (@CoastalMSoccer) October 21, 2017
College Park, Md. - For the second consecutive match, the Coastal Carolina men's soccer team pulled an upset on the pitch and this time it was on the home field of the Maryland Terrapins, who came into the match ranked as high as second in one of the latest polls.
The Chanticleers scored its lone goal, and the lone goal of the match in the 38th minute when Frantzdy Pierrot scored on an assist from Ryan Willougby. It was Pierrot's fourth goal of the season and Willoughby's first assist and on top of that, his first point of the season.
The Chanticleers defense was outstanding the entire match. They held the home-standing Terps to only four shots in the first half and three in the second. Meanwhile the Chants kept the pressure on Maryland with 11 shots and five corner kicks.
Once again, Braulio Linares-Ortiz played the entire 90 minutes in goal and had three saves, all in the first half, in picking up his third shutout of the season.
Offensively CCU was led by Pierrot who had three shots and Martin Melchor added two.
The victory gives CCU a season-long three consecutive and pushes their record to 7-6 overall. The win puts them one game over .500 for the first time this season. Maryland now stands at 10-2-3 on the season.
CCU has now played four ranked teams and with tonight's win has won three of those contests. Other ranked teams CCU defeated were number 15 UNC Charlotte early in the season and just last week defeated 18th-ranked Old Dominion.
The Chanticleers will be back home for its next two contests beginning with a match against William and Mary Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
The game can be seen live along with live stats at goccusports.com.
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