The Coastal Carolina (7-2, 1-2 Big South) mens soccer snapped their personal two game losing streak in exciting come from behind fashion, over Hofstra in the Clemson/Nike Invitational on Friday evening, October 1st, at Clemson University.
The game started slowly for Coastal as Hofstras sophomore midfielder Arman Osooli scored the first goal of the game less than 15 minutes into the game (14:37) off the feed from junior Billy Chung.
Hofstras Michael Todd would tally the second goal of the game off the feed from Osooli and sophomore Constantinos Christoudias for a 2-0 Hofstra lead.
That lead would hold until after halftime, when CCU would begin to storm back, junior Peter Louis (Dallas, Texas-Lake Highland) took the feed from senior Boyzzz Khumalo (Soweto, South Africa-Bethlehem (Lindsey Wilson)) and Jordie Hughes (Victoria, British Columbia-Spectrum) (62:53) to cut the deficit to one, 1-2.
Coastals quick strike offense would attack again (74:26) when Khumalo took a feed from Hughes and freshman Kevin Van Den Berg (Wyoming, Mich-Grandville) to tie the game up at two with 15 minutes to play in the game.
The Chanticleers offense would untie the game (84:29) when senior defender Dario Grassini (Pretoria, South Africa-Pretoria Boys) scored his first goal of the season, off the feed from freshman Lachlan Cahill (Kiama, Australia-Kiama) for a 3-2 lead, which would be the final margin of victory.
Sophomore Jeremy Wolfgang (Reading, Pa.-Wilson) won his first game of the season by registering five saves.
The Chants outshot the Pride, in the closely fought game,16-13, while trailing 1-4 in corner kicks.
The mens soccer team will continue their play in the Clemson/Nike Invitational as they will next take the pitch on Sunday, Oct. 3rd, as they take on Virginia Tech at 12 p.m.