Oct. 18, 2011
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina men's soccer is ranked 13th in the first RPI announced by the NCAA on Tuesday.
Coastal has an 11-2 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the Big South Conference. The Chanticleers have won eight straight against Big South opponents dating back to last year. Coastal is currently riding a seven game winning streak, the longest streak since 2003 when the Chants reeled off 13 consecutive games before an overtime loss to Santa Clara during the Third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coastal is currently ranked 16th by SoccerAmerica, 19th by CollegeSoccerNews.com while tied for fourth in the South Atlantic Region poll by the NSCAA.
The Chants rank second in the NCAA in scoring offense with 2.85 goals per game, second in total goals (37), sixth in winning percentage (.846), 34th in team goals against average (0.84) and 46th in save percentage (.796).
Individually Ashton Bennett moved up to second in the NCAA with 14 total goals, one behind leader Andrew Wenger of Duke. Bennett is second in total points (31), fifth in points per game (2.38) and fifth in goals per game (1.08).
Senior goal tender Scott Angevine was tabbed as the Big South Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Angevine recorded two clean sheets in a pair of conference wins against High Point and UNC Asheville while recording eight saves on the week. He currently leads the Big South in goals against average (.862) which ranks him 43rd in the NCAA.
With the two shutouts last week, Angevine moved into sole possession of third place on the all-time shutout list in Coastal Carolina history with 15. The Kansas City, Kan., native only needs one more clean sheet to tie the all-time record of 16 held by Chris Malinky (1997-2000) and Neal Robinson (1993-96).
Sophomore midfielder Pedro Ribeiro was named to the TopDrawer.com National Team of the Week after helping the ranked Chanticleers to a 2-0 record last week. Ribeiro scored a goal from 30 yards out that dipped under the cross bar for the game-winner against High Point. He tallied his fourth goal of the season in the victory over UNC Asheville on a direct kick from 15 yards out.
Fellow sophomore TeeJay East ranks 59th in the nation in goals per game (0.5), 61st in total goals (6), 95th in points per game (1.08) and 106th in total points (13).
The 16th-ranked Chanticleers step out of conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 18 when they travel to Spartanburg to face Wofford College with kick-off slated for 6:00 p.m.