June 25, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina University men's soccer team and head coach Shaun Docking have announced its 2009 schedule, which features six regular-season home games, an in-season tournament in Conway and a trip to Fullerton, Calif.
Coastal Carolina opens the schedule with two home exhibition games. The Chanticleers host Limestone Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m., and then face Campbell Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The regular season will begin Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the College of Charleston with a 7 p.m., start.
The Chanticleers host its annual Coastal Carolina/adidas Invitational Sept. 4-6 at the Coastal Carolina University Soccer Field. The Chants welcome Albany, St. Francis (N.Y.) and VCU to Conway. Coastal Carolina faces Albany Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and St. Francis (N.Y.) Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina will then go on the road for the next six matches. The Chants face Georgetown and host Davidson at the Davidson/adidas Classic Sept. 11-13 in Davidson, N.C. Then in the Wofford/Nike Invitational Sept. 18-20, the Chanticleers face host Wofford and Furman. The final in-season tournament will take place in Fullerton, Calif., at the Cal State Fullerton Tournament. The Chants face the host Titans Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., PDT and play Cal State Northridge Sunday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., PDT.
Coastal Carolina opens the Big South schedule Saturday, Oct. 3 against Liberty. Kick off is at 1 p.m. The Chants then host Gardner-Webb Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina visits High Point and Presbyterian in a four-day span before returning to Conway to host VMI Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.
The Chants travel to UNC Asheville and Winthrop the next two games. The big matchup is the Big South Tournament championship game rematch with Winthrop, which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., in Rock Hill, S.C. The Chants then wrap up the regular season Saturday, Nov. 7 against Radford. That game begins at 7 p.m.
The Big South Conference Championships will take place Nov. 12-15 at High Point, N.C.
"I'm very excited about this year's schedule," Docking said. "It gives us an opportunity to get an at-large bid as well as being able to focus on conference play in the month of October."
Coastal Carolina ended the regular-season with an 8-9-1 record, and a second-place finish in the Big South regular season standings. The Chants used a pair of 1-0 victories over Radford and UNC Asheville to advance to the championship match of the Big South Tournament, but lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Winthrop in double-overtime to end their season.