The Coastal Carolina (7-3, 1-2 Big South) mens soccer team a game after coming from behind for the a victory over Hofstra fell to Virginia Tech (5-5), 2-0, at the Clemson/Nike Invitational in Clemson, SC on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3.
The game was scorless until nearly 25 minutes into the action (24:38) when Virginia Techs freshman forward Kevin Edwards, took the feed from fellow freshman Brandon Miller, off the corner kick from senior Bailey Allman and headed a ball past Chanticleers goalkeeper Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope). It was Edwards second goal of the season.
The game remained 1-0 until late in the second half (76:39), when sophomore Hokie midfielder Ben Nason took a pass from fellow sophomore David Brown, off a steal, and sent a diagonal shot from 12 yard out to the far post for the second score of the game. It was Nasons second goal of the season and the final margin of victory.
Coastal actually outshot the Hokies 16-13, but were limited to five shots on goal compared to the Hokies eight. Coastal Carolina also tallied eight corner kicks to the VTs four, but in the end could not top Virginia Tech on the scoreboard.
Leading the Chants in defeat was freshman Lachlan Cahill (Kiama, Australia-Kiama) who tallied four shots, with three being on goal. Senior midfielder Mubarike Chisoni (Bulwayo, Zimbabwe- Chegutu (Lindsey Wilson)) also tallied four shots.
Virginia Tech now have a one game lead on Coastal in the all-time series at 2-1. The last time these two team met, previous to today, was in 1988 with the Hokies winning that contest 5-2.
CCU will next take the pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 6, as they travel to Radford, Va. to take on Radford University at 5 p.m.