CHANTS EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK TO FIVE GAMES: The Chanticleers defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Wednesday 4-2 from Coastal Carolina University Soccer Field. Junior Robert Hunter had a pair of goals on the night, while sophomore Matt Schroeder had a pair of assists in the victory. On Sunday, the Chants picked up a quality non-conference win over College of Charleston 2-1 in overtime. Robbie McRight tied the game up in the 38th minute with his first goal of the season. The contest remained tied up heading into overtime, until Ross Kelly found Riley Phelps for the game winner six minutes into the overtime session to give the Chants the victory.
COMIN' FOR THAT NUMBER ONE SPOT: Simply put, if the Chants beat Winthrop Wednesday, they are the Big South Regular Season Champions for the second-consecutive year, as well as the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big South Tournament. The Chants will enter their final regular season Big South match with a 5-1-1 conference record. Winthrop, who posesses one of the top scoring offense in the Big South, enters with a 5-1 record with two Big South contests remaining.
STILL PERFECT IN OT: Saturday’s win marks the sixth time the Chants have entered overtime this season. Coastal Carolina remains perfect in overtime contests with a perfect 5-0-1 record in games that needed extra time to determine a winner. Also, five of the teams eight wins have come in overtime.
when hunter scores: The Chants are 7-3-1 in contests when Hunter has at least a point. His 21 points (8g., 5a.) ranks him third in the conference, while he is in the top four in both goals (3rd) and assists (4th).
SCOUTING WINTHROP: The Eagles enter Wednesday’s contest as the most impressive team in the Big South from a statistical prospective, leading the Big South in shots, points, goals, goals allowed, and goals-against average. The Eagle offensive attack is led by Big South Preseason Player of the Year Daniel Revivo, who leads the Big South with 28 points (11g., 6a.), and Matthew Skonicki who has 19 points (8g., 3a.). Defensively, Winthrop is led by 2007 All-South goalkeeper Patrick Mitrovitch. Mitrovitch owns a miniscule 0.83 goals against average, along with a conference leading six shutouts.
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA: The Ospreys will enter Saturday’s contest contest with an 8-10 record. North Florida is led offensively by Adam O’Neill who has 6 goals and 4 assists on the year. Despite the 8-10 overall record, North Florida has been outscored 21-32 on the year. In terms of common opponents, UNF has defeated Garner-Webb 3-2 (2ot) and Longwood 3-1.
UP NEXT: Big South Tournament: Coastal Carolina will play host to the Big South Tournament for the sixth time in school history. Action get under way on Thurs., Nov. 13 at 12 p.m. from Coastal Carolina University Soccer Field. Day one will consist of four quarterfinal games, with the semifinals beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. The tournament will take a day off on Saturday, before the 2008 Big South Championship match on Sun., Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The Chants will have already wrapped up at least the No. 2 seed in the tournament.