Oct. 20, 2009
LAST TIME OUT: MEN'S SOCCER ENDS IN SCORELESS TIE AGAINST HIGH POINT: The Coastal Carolina University men's soccer team posted a 0-0 tie against High Point on Oct. 17 in High Point N.C.
Goalkeeper Scott Angevine made six saves to earn his second shutout of the season and put the Chanticleers at the 4-2-5 overall mark and a 1-0-2 Big South record. High Point is now 3-1-1 in the conference and 7-4-1 overall.
High Point went on an offensive attack in the first half as they outshot the Chanticleers 7-1. Angevine made two saves in the half. Both squads finished with two corner kicks.
The Chanticleers only shot on goal came at 72:25 into the game from Riley Phelps. The Chants finished the second half with four shots, but were outshot by the Panthers with six. Coastal had three corner kicks to the Panthers' two in the second half. The Chanticleers pressed hard both overtimes, registering three shots to the Panthers' two.
Djamel Bekka led the Chanticleers with three shots, and Panther Shawn Sloan registered the game high in shots with four.
UNBEATEN IN SEVEN: The Chanticleers are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak. They have held their opponents to 1.36 goals per game.
SCOUTING PRESBYTERIAN: The Blue Hose are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Liberty last Friday, Oct. 16. The loss put the Blue Hose at 1-4-1 in the conference and at the 2-9-1 mark overall. Michael Czulinski leads Presbyterian with three goals and seven points. Goalkeepers Andrew Wallingford and James Neal have split most of the time with Neal playing in four more games. Presbyterian has had more saves by period over their opponents 63-59, but have been outscored 21-11.
SERIES HISTORY: The Chanticleers lead the Blue Hose 6-1 in the series history. In the most recent meeting, Coastal beat Presbyterian 4-2. Current Chanticleer Robert Hunter had two goals and Ross Kelly added another. SCOUTING VMI: The Keydets will play Radford on Wednesday Oc.t 21 before taking on the Coastal this Sunday at home. They most recently lost to UNC Asheville 2-1, but previously beat Gardner-Webb 2-0. They are 1-2 in the Big South and are 2-9-1 overall. VMI has been outscored by its opponents 22-11 and outshot 243-167. Midfielder Brian Harding leads the Keydets with seven points, three goals and one assist. Goalkeeper Brian Sowell has a .788 save percentage and one shutout.
SERIES VS. VMI: The Chanticleers have a perfect 9-0 record against the Keydets. In its most recent meeting last season, the Chanticleers won 3-2 in an overtime situation. Robert Hunter and Ross Kelly had two goals, while former Chanticleer Carlos Recinos posted the game winner.
AWESOM ANGEVINE: Goalkeeper Scott Angevine has been an exceptional final line of defense for the Chanticleers. Angevine is unbeaten on the season and has a record of 2-0-4. He earned his second career shutout against High Point on Oct. 17, making six crucial saves. Angevine has compiled a .800 save percentage and a 0.63 goals against average.
HOME SWEET HOME: The Chanticleers are currently unbeaten at home and have posted at 2-0-3 record. The Chants have outscored their opponents 8-5 on the home turf.
CHANTICLEER WALL OF DEFENSE: The Chanticleer defense held Liberty's No. 1 scoring offense in the nation to no goals in their meeting Oct. 3. The Chanticleers limited the Flames to no shots on goal in regulation and three in the entire game. The defensive backfield, led by Alex Russell and Levi Curnutte, held the Flames' Darren Ammo, who was ranked fourth in Division I in points per game and goals per game, to only one shot on the day. In 110 minutes of play, the Flames tallied a total of nine shots. The Chanticleers added to their strong defensive play in the 3-1 Gardner-Webb win only allowing Angevine to see two shots on the day. Angevine earned his first conference win of the season. The defense also got involved on the offensive side when Alex Russell scored his first career goal off of a rebound.
SCORING SPREAD: In the first five games of the season, only two Chanticleers scored goals; Riley Phelps and James Stapleton. In the past six games , the scoring has been spread out with six different Chanticleers netting goals. Joe Anderson scored two goals in the 3-3 Furman tie and Ross Kelly, Cyprian Hedrick and Austin Eanes, who all tallied their first goals of the season in the Big West Challenge. Alex Russell and Robert Hunter netted their first goals of the season in the 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb.
STAPLETON AND RUSSELL GARNER BIG SOUTH MEN'S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK THIS SEASON: Senior James Stapleton garnered Choice Hotels Big South Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week for the Week of Sept. 14 after having a career game against Davidson when he scored two goals and an assist in the win. It was the first multi-point game in Stapleton's career and was the second game-winning goal of his career and season. Alex Russell garnered Big South Choice Hotels Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 28 after leading the Chanticleer defense to win the Big West Challenge. The South Elgin, Ill., native earned his third consecutive All-Tournament nomination after the tournament in Fullerton, Calif., as his defense held the opponents to just two goals on the weekend and nine shots on goal in the two games. Along with Russell, Gardner-Webb defender Jovan Ivanovich also earned the award.
SOCCER SELECTED SECOND: The Chanticleers were selected to finish second in the Big South Conference. Winthrop was picked for the fourth consecutive time to finish first and senior Stephan Nsereko of Winthrop was voted Preseason Player of the Year. The preseason poll and Preseason Player of the Year is voted on by the league's coaches.
EXPERIENCE AT THE HEAD: Head Coach Shaun Docking returns for his 12th season at the helm for the Chants. Docking has led the Chanticleers to a 139-76-20 overall record, and a 55-19-5 Big South Conference record. Under his leadership he has led the Chanticleers to five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2001-2005, and have five Big South Regular Season Championships and four BSC Tournament Championships. Adding to his staff, Docking announced Michael Rubesch as assistant coach in the summer of 2009, Rubesch head coached Emory for 19 seasons and accumulated a record of 236-99-22. The assistant goalkeeper coach, Joel Barber, will be returning for another season, and former Chanticleers Rob Holstein and Kyle Russell are also participating as part of the support staff.
2008 IN REVIEW: The Chanticleers finished the 2008 season 10-10-1 overall and second in the Big South, at 5-2-1. A noteworthy game is a 1-0 overtime win against nationally-ranked Charlotte and a five-game unbeaten streak in mid season. Earning end of the season honors were Robert Hunter and Kyle Russell: All-Big South First Team, Ross Kelly: All-Big South Second Team, and Carlos Recinos: All-Big South Freshman Team.
NEXT ON THE RADAR: The Chanticleers will travel to take on UNC Asheville on Halloween, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.