Oct. 19, 2010
Coastal Carolina (8-4-1) vs. NC State (5-6-2)
Wednesday | 10.20.10 | 7 p.m.
Raleigh, N.C. | Dail Soccer Field
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team steps out of conference for a midweek game with ACC foe NC State Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. from Dail Soccer Field.
Coastal Carolina (8-4-1, 4-1-0) enters the match riding a four-game winning streak after downing Gardner-Webb 2-1 Saturday evening. The Chanticleers have not lost since Oct. 1 and currently sit in second place behind High Point in the league standings.
Luis Faz opened the scoring for the Chants against the Bulldogs with a goal in the 39th minute for his third goal of the season. Coastal tacked on a second goal and took a 2-0 lead when midfielder Pedro Ribeiro notched the game-winning goal in the 60th minute.
Gardner-Webb cut the Coastal lead in half with a goal in the 71st minute, but Scott Angevine and the Coastal defense held the Bulldogs scoreless for the remainder of the game to earn its fourth road win of the season.
Ribeiro continues to be the offensive catalyst for the Chanticleers and holds the team lead with 11 points on five goals and one assist. The Belo Horizonte, Brazil, native is sixth in the Big South in goals scored and first in the league with four-game winning goals.
Freshmen Justin Portillo and Kristoffer Sandtroen have recorded a team-leading five assists and are tied for second in the conference.
On defense, Angevine leads the Big South with an 0.74 goals against average and a .815 save percentage. The Kansas City, Kan., native has also turned in five shutouts this season and allowed just 10 goals thus far this season.
NC State (5-6-2, 0-4-2) will be looking for its first win since defeating Georgia Southern Oct. 5. The Wolfpack tied Wake Forest 1-1 Saturday night in their most recent game. NC State also tied No. 11 Duke 0-0 and fell at No. 20 South Carolina 1-0 during its current winless streak.
The Wolfpack are led on the offensive end of the field by the 14 points of senior defender Tyler Lassister. Lassister owns the team lead with five goals and four assists, while senior midfielder Chris Zuerner is second on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists.
“We are very excited about playing a very good opponent from the ACC,” Coastal Carolina head coach Shaun Docking said. “I expect NC State to be an opponent that will really test us and prepare us for the Big South tournament next month.”
Wednesday’s game between NC State and Coastal Carolina will just be the third meeting on the pitch. The Wolfpack own a 2-0 lead in the all-time series that began during the 1981 season. In the last meeting, NC State posted a 1-0 win over Coastal in 1998.