Nov. 23, 2013
CONWAY - For the third consecutive season and the sixth time in program history, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will take the field for a NCAA Tournament Second Round match. This season the Chanticleers travel to regional foe Charlotte for a 7 p.m. first kick Sunday at the 49ers' Transamerica Field.
No. 11 Coastal Carolina (18-4-0, 9-1-0 BSC) at No. 13-seed Charlotte (12-5-3, 4-3-2 C-USA)
Match 23 | NCAA Tournament Second Round
Date/Time: Nov. 24, 2012 | 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Transamerica Field | Charlotte, N.C.
Video Stream: CBSSports.com ULive
Live Stats: Charlotte49ers.com
Coastal Carolina won its third straight and 12th overall Big South regular season championship with a 9-1-0 record in league play.
Coastal then won its 11th overall Big South tournament championship with a 2-0 victory over rival Liberty in the final.
Coastal is making its fourth straight and 11th overall NCAA Tournament appearance. The Chanticleers are 8-8-2 all-time in NCAA postseason play.
Coastal has advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the past three seasons.
The Chants are 2-1-2 all-time in Second Round matches.
Coastal has scored 18 goals during its current six-game win streak.
Ricky Garbanzo leads the Chants with 12 goals this season.
Pedro Ribeiro has 11 goals and seven assists for a team-high 29 points, ranking 13th in the NCAA.
Devin Cook has set the CCU and Big South single-season shutout record with 11.
Coastal leads the nation with 46 goals scored through its 22 matches. The Chants also rank second in total points (135) and third in assists (43).
HOW THE CHANTS GOT HERE ...
Coastal won its 11th overall Big South Conference tournament championship to claim the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. Coastal dispatched Liberty 2-0 in the championship match.
Coastal started the season 1-2 (with all three matches against top-20 ranked opponents) before reeling off an 11-match win streak. The Chants suffered back-to-back losses in late Oct./early Nov., but have rebounded to win each of their last six outings.
The Chanticleers defeated East Tennessee State 2-nil in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the CCU Soccer Field.
Sergio Camargo scored the eventual game-winner in the 17th minute and Jakub Stourac found the back of the net in the 32nd.
LAST TIME VS. CHARLOTTE
Coastal and Charlotte met on Sept. 6 with the 49ers claiming a 2-1 decision with goals by Giuseppe Gentile and Aidan Kirkbride. Pedro Ribeiro scored for the Chanticleers. Coastal Carolina was ranked #12 and the 49ers were ranked #15.
A BUDDING REGIONAL RIVALRY
The Chanticleers and 49ers have a brief history as the sides have met on the pitch nine times since the 1980 season. The all-time series is currently tied 4-4-1.
The teams have played in the early weeks each of the past three seasons with Charlotte clinching one-goal victories each time.
The sides played a memorable match in 2012. After having a man sent off with a red card in the 24th minute, No. 10 Coastal Carolina held strong for 78 minutes of play but No. 3 Charlotte found the game-winner in the 102nd minute to win the very physical top-10 clash 1-0.
CHANTICLEERS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
2013 marks the fourth consecutive and 11th overall NCAA Tournament appearance for the Chanticleers.
The Chants have advanced to the Tournament's Second Round for the third consecutive season and sixth time overall.
Coastal has an 8-8-2 overall record in NCAA Tournament play.
The Chants have advanced to the Round of 16 twice.
CCU reached the Round of 16 last season. The Chants defeated Elon (3-0) at home in the First Round then upset 15th-seeded Wake Forest (2-1 OT) in the Second Round before falling to second-seeded Maryland in the Round of 16.
Coastal is 2-3-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament matches played in the state of North Carolina.
CAMARGO COMING UP BIG
Freshman forward Sergio Camargo has had an excellent rookie campaign and he continues to build upon that success in the postseason. The Newmarket, Ontario, native netted five goals and assisted on five others during the regular season and has gone on to score four additional goals in Coastal`s four postseason matches. Camargo scored twice in the first round of the Big South Tournament to lead the Chants past Winthrop by a 2-1 count, then scored the game-tying goal against Radford in the conference semifinal. He notched his first NCAA Tournament goal in the 17th minute against East Tennessee on Thursday.
Camargo's nine goals rank third on the Chanticleer team and tied for 46th in the NCAA.
Of his nine goals, five have proven to be game-winners.
LEADING THE NATION
The 2013 Chanticleers have quietly jumped into the NCAA lead for total goals with 46 on the season. The Chants have not scored more than five times in any one game and have won five contests by a 1-0 count.
The Chanticleers led the NCAA in total goals in 2011 with 66 and finished second with 63 counters in 2012.
In addition, Coastal ranks second in the country with 135 total points, third with 43 assists and eighth in points per game at a 6.14 clip.