Coastal Carolina (8-6, 2-3 Big South) mens soccer continues its Big South schedule with a single game this week against Winthrop University on Saturday night, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. CCU only had one game last week as they defeated conference foe VMI, 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Lexington, Va. The five goal output was the greatest number of goals CCU has scored since Louisville (Spt. 12) when it scored six.
Winthrop won a close non-conference game over the weekend against Gardner Webb, 1-0. Winthrop defeated conference foe UNC Asheville on Tuesday evening, 4-0. Sophomore David Keng has led the charge the last two games with three goals.The Golden Eagles are an impressive 6-2 at home this season. Coastal holds a slight series edge over Winthrop 16-14-1. CCU defeated WU last year 8-1. The Eagles are led by junior Dee Vydra who has a team-leading nine goals and an assist for 19 points, which is 10th in the league in scoring. Lloyd Afriyie is the only other Golden Eagle to tally double figures with 11 points.
Last Week in Review
Junior Jordie Hughes and senior Mubarike Chisoni each scored a pair of goals and senior Randy Owen added a goal to give CCU (8-6-1 2-3 Big South) a conference 5-0 victory over VMI on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va. Hughes and Boyzzz Khumalo would each have an assist in the win. Chants goalkeeper Jeremy Wolfgang got his second win and his first shutout of the season in the Coastal victory.The Chants dominated the shots at 19-8 including 5-0 in shots on goal. VMI held 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Players of the Week
Jordie Hughes became the lastest Coastal mens soccer player to be named Player of the Week on Oct. 26. He was honored for his performance against VMI when he registered two goals and and assist. Previously .Boyzzz Khumalo was named Player of the Week in the Big South Conference for the week of Sept. 6-12. Khumalo had a great week with three goals scored and four assists tallied. That was the second consecutive week a Chant had captured the honor, with Mubarike Chisioni taking home the award for the week of August 30-Sept. 5. Chisoni scored four goals and registered three assists during the week as Coastal opened the 2004 campaign with a pair of wins.
Senior midfielder Mubarike Chisoni has been outstanding in his first fifteen games of the season scoring 11 goals, including a game winner, and registering five assists. Chisoni has registered the first two hat tricks of his career already this year with one against Anderson and Louisville. For his great performance he was named to the National Player of the Week Team by College Soccer News for the week of Sept. 5. Fellow senior Boyzzz Khumalo has also played well as he has tallied six goals, including two game winner against Furman and Harvard, and registered nine assists on the season, which is among the national leaders. Junior Jordie Hughes has quietly put together an outstanding year with seven goals and nine assists, for 23 points.
Two Chanticleers were honored with places on the UNCG/adidas All-Tournament Team, Oct. 17. Senior midfielder Mubarike Chisoni and fellow senior forward Boyzzz Khumalo were both awarded with places on the All-Tournament Team.
In leading Coastal to a third place finish in the Clemson/Nike Invitational,Oct. 3, senior Dario Grassini was named to the All-Tournament Team along with fellow defender freshman Patrick Robertson. Grassini scored the game winning goal against Hofstra in a thrilling 3-2 victory on Oct. 1.
Coastal Carolinas Boyzzz Khumalo is on the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual honor in mens soccer, the organization announced. The senior forward was also named to the College Soccer News Second Team Preseason All-American. Khumalo is coming off a 2003 season where he scored seven goals, including three game winners, and tallied 10 assists for 24 points. He also was a member of the 2003 First-Team All South Atlantic Region and a Third Team All-American by the NSCAA.
Boyzzz Khumalo with nine assists this season, has now amassed 19 career assists, which ties him for 11th on the all time list ahead of former CCU player Eric Schmitt.
Mubarike Chisoni, with the five assists he tallied this season, now has 23 career assists, which is seventh on Coastal's All-Time career assist list.
on the Chants All-Time assist list.
Among the NCAA Leaders
Jordie Hughes and Boyzzz Khumalo are both ranked 10th in all of college soccer with the nine assists each has registered this year.
Coastal soccer excels at getting many players involved, as it lead the Big South Conference by tallying 2.50 assists per game. Coastal also is the hardest team to score against in the conference with a goals against average of 1.20. The most goals the Chants goalkeepers have allowed in any single game is two and as a team it is tied for the second in the conference with three shutouts this season. Coastal is third in the conference by averaging 2.07 goals per game.
The Chants have shown themselves to be a poised bunch, with only fifteen yellow card on the season, which is the lowest in the league.
Jordie Hughes leads the conference by register multi-assists in three games this season and tied for second in the conference with two muli-goal games . Mubarike Chisoni is also tied second in the conference with two multi-goal games and 12th in NCAA in points per game.
Former CCU star and current L.A. Galaxy forward Joseph Ngwenya was honored this past week, August 8, for his 2003 accomplishment by the Big South Conference when he received the Howard Bagwell Award, given to the most outstanding Mens Player of Year for the 2003-2004 season. Ngwenya is coming off a season where he led the nation in scoring for the second consecutive season (56 points) and was one of three finalist for the Hermann Trophy while being honored as the 2003 Mens Soccer National Soccer Player of the Year by Soccer America. He also earned his second-straight All-Big South award as well as being named the Big South Tournaments MVP.
Coastal will be coming back home for its last home game of the season as it welcomes in High Point University for a 6 p.m match at CCU Soccer Stadium.