Mubarike Chisoni(Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Chetgutu (Lindsey Wilson)) registered his first career hat trick and added two assists as Coastal Carolina mens soccer scored both early and late to get their first win of the season over Anderson College, 8-0, Sept. 1 at CCU Soccer Stadium.
The Chanticleers got their first goal of the season when senior midfielder Boyzzz Khumalo (Soweto, South Africa/Bethlem (Lindsey Wilson)) fed the senior Chisoni ,who beat the keeper to the right corner at the 13:16 mark of the first half. The Chants would add another less than six minutes later when senior Randy Owen (Columbia, S.C./Irmo (Francis-Marion)) would take a great pass from junior Jordie Hughes (Victoria, British Columbia/Spectrum) and Chisoni for the second goal of the game at the 19:05 mark. Chisoni would beat the keeper, this time to the left corner, for his second goal of the game at 28:05 mark on pass from junior Joseph Kabwe (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Lindsey Wilson)) to make the score 3-0 Coastal.
Hughes would score his first goal of the season at the 40:02 mark on a feed from Khumalo and Chisoni to up the lead to 4-0. Coastal Carolina would score one more time with just over a minute remaining in the first half, when Chisoni took a pass from Hughes and Khumalo and beat the keeper to the right side to give CCU a 5-0 halftime margin.
With many starters on the bench, Coastal reserves kept firing in the second half as freshman Lachlan Cahill (Kiama, Australia/Kiama) got a pass from junior China Maja (Piertsburg, South Africa/Anchor Comprehensive (Roberts Wesleyan)) in front of the net and put it past the Anderson keeper at the 60:59 mark for a 6-0 lead. Cahill would add another goal less than three minutes later off the free kick to the upper corner to make it 7-0.
Freshman midfielder Yann Estaque (St. Louis, Mo./Vianney) would tally the Chanticleers' last goal of the game at the 88:29 mark when he hit a bender from 20 yards out off the pass from Maja and junior midfielder Ryan Johnson ( Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) for the final margin victory.
Freshman goalkeeper Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C./ Green Hope) started and played well in the first half of the game, registering three saves, while sophomore goalkeeper Jeremy Wolfgang (Reading, Pa/Wilson) played the second half flawlessly for the first CCU shutout of the season.
The CCU will be traveling to Greenville, S.C over the weekend to take on the Furman Paladins at 6:00 pm, Saturday, Sept. 4.