Freshman Baldur Knutsson gave the Chanticleers the early lead with a pair of well-placed assists off of free kicks. The first came 20 yards to the right of the goal as Knutsson's pass found the foot of Gary Phelps five yards in front of the goal in the 36th minute. The second assists for the Reykjavik, Iceland, native came at 41:37 when his free kick from outside the box was connected on by a diving header from Matt Feraci.
The second half deteriorated into an ugly contest as Milligan was whistled for a militated of fouls and issued a few yellow cards. Milligan's lone goal came on a Coastal Carolina miscue as defender Dario Grassini's attempted clear from the back went off of the side of his foot. The Buffaloes Dalan Telles collected the loose ball and beat CCU keeper Michael Savage into the bottom right corner at 57:32.
Coastal Carolina opens Big South Conference play this Saturday, September 29, when the Chanticleers host Elon University at 7:00 p.m.
Coastal Carolina University vs. Milligan College
RECORDS: Milligan 8-3-0, Coastal Carolina 2-4-0.
Coastal Carolina - Gary Phelps, 36:24 (Baldur Knutsson)
Coastal Carolina - Matt Feraci, 41:37 (Baldur Knutsson)
Milligan - Dalan Telles, 57:32 (unassisted)
SHOTS: Milligan 10, Coastal Carolina 11.
CORNER KICKS: Milligan 3, Coastal Carolina 8.
SAVES: Milligan 3 (Andy Stoots 3), Coastal Carolina 1 (Michael Savage 1).
FOULS: Milligan 19, Coastal Carolina 9.
CAUTIONS/EJECTIONS: Milligan - Brian Okumu (yellow, 41:32), Alex Kimani (yellow, 42:12), Phillip Brown (yellow, 50:44), Delan Telles (yellow, 50:44), Steven Townley (yellow, 75:16). Coastal Carolina - none.