ASHEVILLE, N.C. Sophomore Robert Holstein (Middleburg, Fla./St. John's County (Queen's University-Charlotte)) scored on a header almost three minutes into overtime as Coastal Carolina's men's soccer team (6-8, 3-2 Big South) won a thriller over conference rival UNC Asheville (2-10-1, 1-4 Big South) 1-0 on Saturday, October 22 in Asheville, N.C. at Greenwood Field.
Holstein gave Coastal the dramatic win at 92:46 when he took the feed from senior China Maja (Piertsburg, South Africa/Anchor Comprehensive (Roberts Weslyan)) and headed a ball in from five yards out in the first overtime. For Holstein it was his first tally and first game-winner of the season, while it was Maja's second assist of the campaign.
The game was even in a scoreless first half, as both teams recorded five shots. CCU did hold a slight 3-2 corner kick advantage going into the intermission.
After the break, the Chanticleers dominated the action outshooting the Bulldogs 10-2 including several shots that hit the cross bar. The Chants also held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks at the end of regulation.
For the game, CCU outshot the Bulldogs 17-7. Coastal also held a sizeable 11-2 corner kick advantage.
Senior Joseph Kabwe (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Sakubva (Lindsey Wilson)) had a game-high four shots. Senior Peter Louis (Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands) had two shots with both being on goal. Sophomore Lachlan Cahill (Kiama, Australia/Kiama) also had two shots on goal.
The win goes to sophomore Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope) as he recorded five saves in picking up his third win and second shutout of the season. Sophomore Michael Periera took the loss for Asheville, his tenth of the year.
Coastal is now on a three-game conference winning streak with two conference games to play.
Coastal Carolina men's soccer team will return home to play its last two games of the regular season. The Chants will take on the VMI at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 and then finish up the regular season taking on the Liberty Flames at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5.