Men's Soccer Treated to 2-1 Halloween Night Victory Over Clemson


Men's Soccer Treated to 2-1 Halloween Night Victory Over Clemson

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CLEMSON, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team downed Clemson 2-1 in a Halloween night match up here at Riggs Field, Oct. 31. Senior Kheli Dube (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Pumula (Lindsey Wilson)) registered a goal and an assist and junior Djamel Bekka (Tulsa, Okla./Union) netted the game-winner in the 61st minute. The victory over Clemson is just the second in program history.


With the win the Chanticleers improve to 7-7-1 on the season, while the Tigers fall to 6-10-1. Clemson outshot CCU 14-11 in the match..


Dube connected on his ninth goal of the season in the 11th minute with assists from senior Kevin Van Den Berg (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) and freshman Ross Kelly (Sugar Land, Texas/Clements) to give CCU an early 1-0 advantage. The Tigers evened it up after Tate Parrish connected from Bryson Moore in the 40th minute. The game remained knotted until Bekka’s game-winner in the 61st minute from Van Den Berg and Dube.


Senior Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C./Green Hope) recorded eight saves for CCU, while Joseph Bandik turned away five for Clemson.


The Chanticleers will return home to host North Florida (8-8-0), 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.