CONWAY,S.C.- Senior Joseph Ngwenya scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season Saturday in the 14th-ranked Chanticleers' 5-0 win over Big South foe VMI.
Coastal dominated the ball for most of the game, but VMI's defense kept the score even for the entire first period, with the score at 0-0 going into the second half.
Ngwenya got the Chants' engine started at the 54-minute mark, however, netting a goal off an assist from junior Randy Owen. Sophomore Jordie Hughes got in on the action 15 minutes later, scoring his fifth goal of 2003 courtesy of an assist from Ngwenya.
Junior Mubarike Chisoni would put the score at 3-0 in the 63rd minute, assisted by Ngwenya, who would find the back of the net once more a little over a minute later as he drew keeper Thomas Upton out of the box and netted an unchallenged goal.
Coastal reserve Kevin McGeorge, seeing action in only his second game this season, rounded out the scoring for the Chants with his first goal of 2003 in the 82nd minute off Ngwenya's second assist of the match.
Freshman keeper Mark Lenahan started and played 71 minutes in the net, grabbing three saves. Junior Eric Quimby and freshman Jeremy Wolfgang also saw net time.
For the Keydets, freshman Thomas Upton played the entire 90 minutes and recorded eight saves.
Coastal outshot VMI 28-6 overall and 13-3 shots on goal. Ngwenya tried for the most shots for the Chants with nine, and freshman Charles Nweke led VMI with two.
The Chanticleers move to 8-2-0 on the season and 1-1-0 in the Big South with the win, and VMI drop to 2-10-0, 0-5-0 in conference play.
Coastal men's soccer takes to the field again Thursday, October 16, as it takes on Georgia State at 6 p.m. at CCU Soccer Stadium.