The Coastal Carolina (6-2, 1-2 Big South) mens soccer team, a game after seeing its 17-game winning streak stopped, dropped another home conference game, this time to UNC Asheville (4-3, 3-0 Big South), 1-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at CCU Soccer Stadium.
The first half was scoreless, despite Coastals posting four shots on goal, until UNCAs sophomore midfielder Andrew Klerekoper took an indirect pass from junior forward Jordan Holthouser in front of the Coastal goalie box and sent a header to the right corner for what would be the only goal of the afternoon. The goal was only shot the UNCA would register in the first half and it was the first goal of the season for Klerekoper.
Coastal would have several opportunities in the second half, but UNCA freshman goalkeeper Michael Pereira would stand strong under the onslaught of five shots on goal in the second half and nine shots on goal for the game.
Leading the offensive charge for CCU was senior midfielder Mubarike Chisoni (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Chegtu (Lindsey Wilson)) who registered five shots for the game, with three being on goal. Junior Jordie Hughes (Victoria, British Columiba/Spectrum) also tallied five shots, with two being on goal.
The Chanticleers would lead in most offensive categories, except the scoreboard, as they held a 12-6 advantage in corner kicks while out shooting the Bulldogs 20-4 for the contest but unfortunately could not tally the tying goal.
It was the first time Coastal lost consecutive conference games since 1998.
The mens soccer team will next take the pitch on Friday, Oct. 1, as the Chants travel to Clemson, S.C. to participate in the Clemson/Nike Invitational and take on Hofstra at 5 p.m.