THIS WEEK IN CCU MEN’S SOCCER:
Who: No. 1 Wake Forest (11-0-2)
What: Nonconference game
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.
Where: CCU Soccer Field - Conway, S.C.
Who: High Point (4-8-1, 1-2-0 Big South)
What: Big South Conference game
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m.
Where: Vert Stadium - High Point, N.C.
CHANTS HOST WAKE FOREST AND TRAVEL TO HIGH POINT: The Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team (5-6-1, 3-0 Big South) will host the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Wake Forest (11-0-2), Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Free hot dogs will be available for the first 500 fans in attendance. The Chanticleers will resume Big South Conference action with a trip High Point (4-8-1, 1-2 BSC), Saturday, Oct. 27. Game time is set for 3 p.m., at Vert Stadium in High Point, N.C.
ALL-TIME VS. OPPONENTS: CCU is 0-3 all-time versus the Demon Deacons, including a 2-0 setback last season at Spry Stadium, Sept. 29, 2006. The Chants are 10-2 all-time versus the Panthers. HPU eliminated CCU from the conference tournament 2-1 in double overtime, Nov. 16, 2006, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive CCU victories against HPU.
SCOUTING THE DEMON DEACONS: Wake Forset holds the No. 1 ranking in four national polls (College Soccer News, Soccer America, Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer Times) for the fifth time this season. Last time out, the Demon Deacons downed No. 20 Duke 3-0, Oct. 19, for their ninth shutout of the 2007 season.
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS: High Point picked up a 2-1 double overtime triumph over Radford for its first league victory this season. The Panthers will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for a 7:30 p.m. contest with North Carolina, Oct. 23.
HURRAY FOR DUBE: Senior Kheli Dube ranks fourth in the nation in goals per game, averaging 0.89 per contest. He also ranks sixth in the NCAA in points per game, with a 1.89 average. As a team, CCU ranks 15th in scoring offense, averaging 2.08 points per game.
FOUR GAME WIN STREAK SNAPPED WITH 4-2 LOSS TO DAVIDSON: Despite two goals from senior Robert Holstein, CCU dropped a 4-2 decision to Davidson at Alumni Stadium, Oct 20. Davidson jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage after an Alex Caskey goal in the seventh minute. CCU evened it up three minutes later after Holstein found the back of the net off an assist from senior Kevin Van Den Berg. The Wildcats rolled off two second half goals to take a 4-1 advantage after tallies by Peter Shelton and Yannick Pulgrim. Junior Djamel Bekka found Holstein for the final score of the game with under four minutes remaining.
HOLSTEIN FOR TWO: Senior Robert Holstein netted his first two goals of the season in the 4-2 setback against Davidson. Holstein also has three assists on the season. The Middleburg, Fla. native, tallied one goal and three assists a year ago.
WE’RE GOING STREAKING: With the loss to Davidson, the Chants’ four game win streak came to a halt. The longest win streak in school history came in 2002 when the Shaun Docking led Chants to 15 consecutive wins. On the opposite side, the longest losing streak in school history reached six games twice, the first during the school’s inaugural season in 1978 and again in 1988.
ONE AND DONE: The Chants have held a lead in four of their six losses this season. The Davidson setback was the only loss of the season decided by more than one goal. On the season CCU has outsocred its opponents 25-20.
DUBE DOES IT AGAIN: Senior Kheli Dube was named Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, Oct. 16. For the third straight game, Dube netted the game-winning goal. Dube drained an amazing bicycle kick off a cross in the second minute against Liberty, Oct. 12. Dube scored both goals for CCU in the Chants’ 2-1 victory over the Flames. The Bulawayo, Zimbabwe native has logged eight total goals in 10 games on the season.