CHANTS SLATED FOR TWO NONCONFERENCE GAMES THIS WEEK: The Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team (6-7-1, 4-0 Big South) will travel to Clemson (6-9-1) for a Halloween night match up, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. The match up with the Tigers was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30. The Chanticleers will return home to host North Florida (7-8-0), Saturday, Nov. 3, as a part of a doubleheader with the CCU women’s soccer team. The men will host UNF at 11 a.m., and the women will host Radford at 2 p.m.
This Week in CCU Men's Soccer:
Who: Clemson (6-9-1)
What: Nonconference game
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.
Where: Clemson, S.C. - Riggs Field
Who: North Florida (7-8-0)
What: Nonconference game
When: Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 a.m.
Where: Conway, S.C. - CCU Soccer Field
ALL-TIME VS. OPPONENTS: CCU is 1-7 all-time versus the Tigers, including a 2-0 setback in the last meeting during the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Nov. 18, 2005. Saturday’s contest will be the first meeting between the Chants and the Ospreys.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS: The Tigers are 6-9-1 overall and sport a 1-6 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson dropped its last contest, 3-2 to North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Oct. 28.
SCOUTING THE OSPREYS: Saturday’s contest will conclude North Florida’s regular season. The Ospreys are 7-8 overall and 5-4 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. UNF will travel to Central Florida, Tuesday, Oct. 30.
CCU REMAINS UNBEATEN IN THE BIG SOUTH WITH 1-0 BLANKING OF HIGH POINT: Senior goalkeeper Aaron Weant recorded his ninth career shutout as the Coastal blanked High Point 1-0, at the Vert Track and Soccer Stadium, Oct. 27. With the win, CCU extends its all-time series record to 11-2 versus the Panthers. Freshman Robbie McRight connected on a header with assists from senior Kevin Van Den Berg and Lachlan Cahill.
COMING UP BIG IN THE BIG SOUTH: CCU has outscored its Big South opponents 9-1 thus far this season, including shutouts against VMI, UNC Asheville and High Point. Redshirt freshman Phillip Latham (166 minutes) and senior Aaron Weant (90 minutes) have not allowed a goal in conference play.
AARON TEARIN’ IT UP: Senior Aaron Weant combined for just under 110 scoreless minutes between the pipes against Wake Forest and High Point. Weant finished the final 19:48 at goal against the Demon Deacons before recording his first shutout of the season. The Morrisville, N.C., native turned away three shots for his ninth career shutout. Weant lowered his goals against average to 0.91 for the season.
USING YOUR HEAD: Both of freshman Robbie McRight’s goals this season have come by way of a header and each were game-winners in 1-0 league contests. The Marietta, Ga., native knocked in his first career goal against VMI, Sept. 29, and he headed in his second goal against High Point, Oct. 28.
THE LAST 4-0 START IN LEAGUE ACTION: The last time CCU started 4-0 in conference play came in 2002 when the Chants started 6-0 before dropping the Big South finale. The 2002 team went on to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
LEAGUE PERFECTION: Only four teams in the history of the Big South have finished with a perfect conference record. CCU accomplished the feat in 1989 with a 6-0 record. The other three teams win every league game were Campbell in 1984, Radford in 1991 and UNC Greensboro in 1996.
CHANTS FALL TO No. 1 WAKE FOREST: No. 1 Wake Forest recorded its 10th shutout of the season after a 5-0 decision against the Chants, Oct. 23, at the CCU Soccer Field. Wake Forest outshot the Chants 17-8 and connected on three first half goals.