THIS WEEK IN CCU MEN’S SOCCER:
Who: Liberty (7-2-2, 2-0-0 Big South)
What: Big South Conference game
When: Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m.
Where: CCU Soccer Field - Conway, S.C.
CHANTS AND LIBERTY SQUARE OFF IN FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN: The Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team (4-5-1, 2-0) will host Liberty (7-2-2, 2-0) in a battle for first place atop the Big South Conference standings, Friday, Oct. 12. The schools are the only unbeaten squads thus far in league action with neither team allowing a goal in conference action. Game time is set for 4 p.m., at the CCU Soccer Field.
THE SERIES: CCU holds a 10-5 advantage in the all-time series between the teams. The Chanticleers have won the last six meetings, dating back to a 3-1 victory during the Big South Tournament in 2001.
SCOUTING THE FLAMES: Liberty is unbeaten in league action posting shutouts over Radford (3-0) and Winthrop (1-0). Overall, the Flames are 7-2-2 on the season after cruising past Columbia Union, 8-0, Oct. 8.
DUBE NAMED CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior Kheli Dube was named Big South Conference Co-Player of the Week after netting four goals, including two game-winners and an assists. Dube led Coastal to a 5-0 shutout against UNC Asheville, Oct. 3, after he recorded two goals and an assist, including a header 2:46 into the contest. Against George Washington, Dube snapped a 3-3 tie in the 73rd minute off a free kick for his second goal of the contest as CCU picked up a 4-3 victory, Oct. 6.
COASTAL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT: CCU rolled off its third straight victory after downing George Washington 4-3, on a rainy Saturday night, Oct. 6, at a muddy CCU Soccer Field. Senior Kheli Dube netted two goals, including the game-winner, while junior Djamel Bekka also added two goals The Chanticleers outscored GWU 2-0 in the second half for the victory.
GOALLESS STREAK SNAPPED: GWU’s first goal of the game in the 25th minute snapped CCU’s streak of 204:01 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. Coastal posted shutouts against both VMI and UNC Asheville before defeating the Colonials 4-3.
WE’RE GOING STREAKING: With the win over GWU, the Chants pushed their win streak to three games. The longest win streak in school history came in 2002 when the Shaun Docking led Chants to 15 consecutive wins. On the opposite side, the longest losing streak in school history reached six games twice, the first during the school’s inaugural season in 1978 and again in 1988.
CHANTS BLANK UNC ASHEVILLE: Coastal recorded its second straight shutout with a 5-0 victory over UNC Asheville at Greenfield Stadium, Oct. 3. Senior Kheli Dube netted two goals and recorded an assist for the Chanticleers, while redshirt freshman Riley Phelps and freshman Ross Kelly each recorded their first collegiate goal.
ONE AND DONE: The Chants have held a lead in four of their five losses this season, with each of the CCU’s losses this season being decided by just one goal. For the season, CCU has scored 21 goals and allowed 15.