Nov. 4, 2010
Coastal Carolina (9-6-2) vs. No. 2 Maryland (13-2-1)
Friday | 11.5.10 | 7 p.m.
College Park, Md. | Ludwig Field
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team steps out of conference for its final game of the regular season when the Chanticleers travel to College Park, Md., to take on second-ranked Maryland Friday night at 7 p.m. from Ludwig Field.
The Chanticleers finished the conference portion of the schedule with a 5-2-1 record and have already secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big South Conference Tournament.
Coastal Carolina (9-6-2) tied Radford 1-1 in its last game on Oct. 30 as Leo Mukofsky scored his second goal of the season. Freshman Robby Joe Daniels tallied his first career assist on the play to pick up his third point in his last two games. Daniels also scored a goal Oct. 27 against conference champion High Point.
The Chanticleer offense is led this season by the 11 points of freshman Pedro Ribeiro and sophomore Luis Faz. Ribeiro has scored a team-leading five goals to along with one assist and is tied for eighth in the Big South in goals. In addition, Ribeiro is tied for first in the conference with four game-winning goals.
Faz has put together a balanced attack from the midfield and has turned in three goals and five assists. Faz is tied for sixth in the Big South in assists and has totaled four points over the last five games. Freshman Kristoffer Sandtroen owns a team-leading six assists and is tied for third in the league in that category.
Junior keeper Scott Angevine stands second in the Big South with an 0.94 goals against average and has only surrendered 17 goals this season. Angevine also ranks third in the league with five shutouts, while limiting just one Big South opponent to score more than one goal against him.
Maryland (13-2-1, 7-1-1) celebrates its senior night riding a nine-game winning streak following its 3-0 shutout of No. 11 William & Mary Tuesday evening. The Terrapins have not lost since falling 2-1 at then third-ranked North Carolina on Sept. 24.
Forward Jason Herrick and midfielder Matt Kassel lead the Terp offense with 21 points apiece. Herrick has scored a team-leading five goals, while Kassel paces the squad with nine assists.
Junior goalkeeper Zac MacMath has only allowed one goal over his last four games and owns an 0.68 goals against average to go along with 10 shutouts this season.
“We are excited to be playing one of the best college soccer teams in the country in front of a packed home crowd on Maryland’s senior night,” Coastal Carolina head coach Shaun Docking said. “It should be a fun and very difficult environment for our players as we head into and prepare for the Big South Tournament next week.”
Coastal Carolina and Maryland will be meeting on the pitch for just the third time ever and the first time since 1990 when the two teams matchup on Friday. The Terrapins won 5-1 in the first ever game between the teams in 1987, but Coastal evened the all-time series at 1-1 with a 2-1 victory in College Park during the 1990 season.