COASTAL CAROLINA DEFEATS ASHEVILLE, TIES RADFORD: The Chants defeated the UNC Asheville Bulldogs on Wednesday 1-0, and tied the Radford Highlanders 1-1 on Sunday. With the pair of outcomes. The Chants sit even in the win column with the Winthrop Eagles. Winthrop has three conference contests remaining, while the Chants have two Big South matches left on the conference slate.
HUNTER GETS EM' BOTH: Junior Robert Hunter scored both Chanticleer goals this past week. The first came in the 1-0 win over UNC Asheville, as he took a pass from back James Stapleton. Hunter lined a shot that found the top right corner of the net for the eventual game winner. Hunter’s second goal came against Radford in the 15th minute, after Radford could not clear the ball out of their defensive zone after goalkeeper Zach Roszel could not clear the ball out of the Highlander defensive end for the goal.
IF YOU DON'T ALLOW A GOAL, YOU USUALLY WIN: The Chanticleer defense, led by goalkeeper Phillip Latham, had its streak of 223 minutes without surrendering a goal snapped on Sunday by Radford in the 18th minute. The last goal the Chants had surrendered was in the 71st minute of a 2-1 loss to Gardner-Webb on Oct. 12.
STILL PERFECT IN OT: Sunday’s draw marks the first time this season the Chants have entered extra time and not come away with a victory. Prior to the draw, Coastal Carolina held a perfect 4-0-0 record in games that needed extra time to determine a winner. Also, four of the their six wins have come in overtime.
scouting the blue hose: Presbyterian will enter Wednesday’s contest having been outscored by a 40-12 margin this season. Offensively, the Blue Hose are led by Michael Czulinski, who has three goals and an assist on the year. Presbyterian ranks eighth in the Big South in goals scored (14), and are last in goals allowed with 40, and goals against average, allowing 2.5 a contest.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS: The Chants will host the College of Charleston Cougars of the Southern Conference on Nov. 1.The Cougars will enter the contest after nearly a full week off after defeating perennial powerhouse Furman on Oct. 25, 2-1. They will enter with an overall record of 9-7. Offensively, they are led by a trio of players with 11 points on the season in Kareem Yearwood (5g., 1a.), Matt Morris (5g.,1a.), and Zach Prince (4g., 3a.) Charleston has used a two goalie system in net for most of the season, with Clark Hankins and Brendan Smith splitting time. In terms of common opponents, the Cougars were defeated by the Charlotte 49ers 5-3 on Aug. 31.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Chants host the Winthrop Eagles on Wed., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in a game that could have the No. 1 seed in the Big South Conference Tournament up for grabs. Currently, both Winthrop and Coastal Carolina sit atop the Big South Conference table, with the Eagles having three BSC matches remaining to the Chants two.