COSASTAL CAROLINA SHUT OUT BY WILMINGTON, VCU: The Chants are coming off a tough week to say the least, being outscored by a combined 7-0 in last week’s contests. The first contets was a 3-0 loss to UNC Wilmington on Wednesday, while the second was a 4-0 setback to VCU on Sunday.
CHANTS SET TO OPEN UP BIG SOUTH PLAY: The Chanticleers are 2-6 overall and will enter Big South Conference play with a clean slate. Head Coach Shaun Docking’s squad will look to replicate last seasons perfect 6-0 record in conference play.
THE LAST TIME:
-The Chants were shutout in consecutive contests was 2005. In the next match, the Chants rebounded to score four goals in a 4-3 defeat of VCU. Coastal Carolina would then rattle off a 9-5-1 record the rest of the season, en route to qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.
- Coastal Carolina had a three-game losing streak was in the 2007 campaign, starting off the season with a 1-5-1 record. Following the three-game skid, the Chants would go on to finish the season with a 9-3 record, earning the top seed in the Big South Tournament with a perfect Big South regular season record of 6-0.
SCOUTING THE KEYDETS: VMI currently holds a record of 0-5 entering conference play. The Keydets will host Washington and Lee University Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Keydets and the Chants have faced one common opponent in Longwood University, who defeated the
Keydets 3-2 on Saturday, while the Chants were downed by the Lancers 2-1 on Aug. 30 in the Coastal Carolina/adidas Invitational. Offensively, VMI is led by Patrick Karnwie, who has two goals on the year.
Looking ahead: The Chants will continue Big South play on Oct. 4 at Liberty and Oct. 8 at Gardner-Webb before returning back home to host High Point on Oct. 19.
In the pros:
BOYZZZ KHUMALO: Khumalo scored his first career MLS goal on Sunday, as the D.C. United fell to the L.A. Galaxy 5-2. The former Chanticleer All-American scored United’s second goal of the contest in the 48th minute on a Gonzalo Martinzed assist.