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No. 10 Men's Soccer Wraps up Regular Season Saturday

FREE Cookout Sponsored by Aramark; Halftime Drawing for Free Flip Cam

       

Nov. 4, 2011

CONWAY - The 10th-ranked Coastal Carolina men's soccer team will play host to the Campbell Camels Saturday, Nov. 5 at noon. Coastal Carolina will recognize four seniors, Jacob Downey, Luis Faz, Cyprian Hedrick and Scott Angevine prior to the game.

The Chanticleers (15-2, 8-0 BSC) have clinched the Big South regular season championship and the #1 seed in the upcoming Big South Tournament held in Boiling Springs, N.C., beginning Thursday, Nov. 11.

Saturday's match marks the first meeting since 2001 between the Chanticleers and the Camels. Campbell leads the all-time series 10-9-1 despite losing the last two matches against Coastal.

Coastal currently leads the nation in scoring offense with 3.06 goals per game and total goals (52). They also rank third in winning percentage (.882), 28th in team goals against average (0.81), 56th in save percentage (0.783) and 78th shutout percentage.

Individually, Coastal is led by junior Ashton Bennett who entered the week as the NCAA leader in total points (43), points per game (2.53), second in goals scored (19) and second in goals per game (1.13).

Bennett currently ranks tied for fourth with Jordie Hughes for the most goals scored in a single season by a Chanticleer. His 43 points ties for seventh in the Coastal Carolina annuals with Hughes and Neil Payne.

Goalkeeper Scott Angevine has established himself in the Coastal record books ranking third all-time in career shutouts with 15 clean sheets, second in matches started (49), second in minutes played (4,807) and fifth in saves (157).

After beginning the season 3-5-1 the Camels have responded with a 6-2-1 record including a 5-3 Big South conference mark. Campbell is led by Mitchell Cardenas with six goals and six assists along with Jonathan Ray who ranks second in the Big South with seven assists.

Admission to Saturday's contest is free and any student in attendance with a wristband for the football game will be entered into a drawing for a free Flip Cam. Also, Aramark will be providing a free cookout to those in attendance.

Senior Spotlight

#2 Jacob Downey

Downey has spent all four years of his collegiate career at Coastal Carolina, making 23 starts in the midfield. In 2010, The College Station native played a key role in the midfield that ranked second in the Big South with eight shutouts. He was also a member of two Big South Regular Season Championships and One NCAA Tournament appearance.

#5 Cyprian Hedrick

Hedrick has been a mainstay in the Chanticleer backline, playing in 55 career games while drawing 54 starts. He has played an instrumental role in limiting opponents to the fewest goals in the conference only allowing 13 goals through 17 games. He has helped limit opponents to only 9.5 shots per game while contributing four goals and one assist on the offensive end. Was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week earlier this year while also being named to the Top Drawer Soccer dot com National Team of the Week for his defensive prowess.

#21 Luis Faz

Faz has been a steadfast performer for the Coastal Carolina midfield during his three years on campus. He has started all 56 games he has played in while entering Saturday's game with 16 career points that include 10 assists and three goals. Named to the Big South All-Freshman team during his first year. He delivered a pair of game-winning assists during the 2010 campaign, including one in the 3-1 win over High Point in the 2010 Big South Tournament championship game giving the Chants a birth into the NCAA Tournament. He Finished last year second on the team in points while ranking fifth in the Big South with six assists.

#1 Scott Angevine

Angevine has logged over 4,800 minute as the goalkeeper for Coastal Carolina. He will be making his 53rd start in the net for the Chanticleers Saturday, holding a 34-10-7 career record. He was named to the 2010 Big South All-Tournament team, selected to the 2010 All Big South second team and was named the Big South Defender of the Week twice this year. He is currently ranked tied for third in Coastal Carolina history with 15 career shutouts, second in matches started (49), second in minutes played (4,807) and fifth in saves (157).