THIS WEEK IN CCU MEN’S SOCCER:
Who: UNC Asheville (1-5-1, 0-1-0 Big South)
What: Big South Conference game
When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Field - Asheville, N.C.
Who: George Washington (4-3-0)
What: Nonconference game
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
Where: CCU Soccer Field - Conway, S.C.
CHANTS SET FOR TWO GAMES THIS WEEK: The Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team (2-5-1, 1-0) will travel to Asheville, N.C., to square off with UNC Asheville in Big South Conference action, Oct. 3. Game time is set for 4 p.m. The Chanticleers will return home to host George Washington under the lights at 7 p.m., at the CCU Soccer Field, Oct. 6.
ALL-TIME VS. UNCA AND GW: CCU holds a 20-4-1 advantage against the Bulldogs, claiming the last four meetings, including a pair of victories last season. The Chants have outscored UNCA 59-14 all-time. Coastal is 0-2-1 all-time against the Colonials. GW won the last meeting 2-1 in 1991.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: UNC Asheville opened league play with a 1-0 overtime loss at home to High Point, Sept. 29. The Bulldogs went 0-5-1 in the month of September and were shutout four times.
SCOUTING THE COLONIALS: Last time out, GW claimed a 3-2 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary’s, Sept. 29. The Colonials will host Longwood in a mid-week match up, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.
COASTAL TOPS VMI IN 1-0 THRILLER TO OPEN LEAGUE PLAY: Despite playing a man down the final 40 minutes, CCU topped VMI in a 1-0 thriller to open Big South Conference play, Sept. 29, at the CCU Soccer Field. With the win, CCU improves its all-time series record to 8-0 versus the Keydets. Freshman Robbie McRight scored the game winner, while redshirt freshman Phillip Latham recorded his first career shutout.
HE’S GOT THE McRIGHT STUFF: In his first career start, freshman Robbie McRight sent a header into the net for his first collegiate goal, eight minutes into the game. The score was the only of the game as CCU downed VMI 1-0.
BLANKING THE KEYDETS: Redshirt freshman Phillip Latham recorded his first career shutout against VMI, Sept, 29. Latham recorded three saves after posting a 12-save performance against Cal State Fullerton, Sept. 23.
IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE: Junior Djamel Bekka has recorded an assist in each of the Chant’s last two contests. Bekka has four assists for the season, tying his total from last season. The CCU single-season assist record is 20 by Russell Herritty set during the 1989 campaign.
COUNTING CARDS: CCU picked up its third red card of the season in the 50th minute of the 1-0 victory over VMI, Sept, 29. There were six yellow and one red cards combined in the contest. In its past two games, CCU and its opponent have combined for 14 yellow cards and two red cards, with both reds going to Coastal.
WE’RE GOING STREAKING: With the win over VMI, the Chants snapped a three-game losing streak. The longest losing streak in school history reached six games twice, during the school’s inaugural season in 1978 and again in 1988. On the opposite side, the 2002 team, led by Head Coach Shaun Docking, rolled off a school record 15 consecutive wins.
ONE AND DONE: The Chants have held a lead in four of their five losses this season and each of the CCU’s losses this season have been decided by just one goal. For the season, CCU has scored and allowed 12 goals.