NCAA Tournament Time: Coastal vs. Elon on Thursday

The first 500 CCU students will be admitted FREE, courtesy of Coastal Carolina University.


Ricky Garbanzo

Nov. 14, 2012

CONWAY - For the second consecutive year the Coastal Carolina men's soccer team will face Elon in the NCAA Tournament First Round at the CCU Soccer Field. The 12th-ranked Chanticleers and 16th-ranked Phoenix are scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (18-2-2 | 10-0-0, Big South) vs. Elon Phoenix (15-4-2 | 5-2-0, Southern)
Match 23 | NCAA Tournament First Round
Date/Time: Nov. 15, 2011 | 7 p.m. (ET)
Venue: CCU Soccer Field | Conway, S.C.
Radio: None | Television: None
Video Stream: | Live Stats:
Coastal Carolina Match Notes (PDF)
NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship Program

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina2
September 14, 2012
Conway, S.C.
First Half Goals Lift Chants Over Elon
A pair of first half goals and an outstanding defensive performance propelled the No. 19 Coastal Carolina men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Southern Conference power Elon in front of 687 fans on Friday night at the CCU Soccer Field.

This may seem like a bad case of déjà vu, but in fact it is reality. For the second straight season Coastal Carolina plays Elon in an NCAA Tournament First Round game at the CCU Soccer Field. Coastal claimed a thrilling 4-3 decision over the Phoenix last season as Ashton Bennett scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute off an assist from Pedro Ribeiro. Coastal also hosted and defeated Elon, 2-1, earlier this season as Ricky Garbanzo and Uchenna Uzo found the back of the net. In all, Chants and Phoenix have met on the pitch four previous times over the past three seasons with Coastal holding a 3-0-1 advantage.

Since moving to their current home in 2002, the Chanticleers are 69-19-6 (.763) at the CCU Soccer Field. Moreover, Coastal holds an impressive 30-4-4 (.837) home record since the 2009 campaign, including a 10-0-1 record this season.

As an official NCAA postseason event, there will be an admission charged to all spectators. Ticket prices for the event are $7 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and under) and senior citizens. Fans may purchase tickets in advance by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499 or by ordering online HERE. Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up at the Athletics Ticket Office in Arcadia Hall on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the South ticket booth of Brooks Stadium starting at 5:30 p.m. The first 500 Coastal Carolina students with a valid CCU ID will be admitted FREE, courtesy of Coastal Carolina University. Student tickets will not be distributed in advance. Elon student tickets are available for $5 with a valid Elon student ID. Fans who choose to purchase tickets on gameday may do so at the South ticket booth of Brooks Stadium starting at 5:30 p.m.

If you can't make it to the game, you can watch the action live around the world at Ryan Borawski (play-by-play) and Ryan Ibbotson (color) will have the call.



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