Oct. 7, 2010
Coastal Carolina (5-6-0, 1-1-0) vs. VMI (2-10-0, 1-1-0)
Friday | 10.8.10 | 4 p.m.
Lexington, Va. | Patchin Field
Coastal Carolina (5-6-0, 1-1-0) vs. Radford (8-4-0, 2-0-0)
Sunday | 10.10.10 | 2 p.m.
Radford, Va. | Patrick D. Cupp Stadium
CONWAY- The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team takes to the road as they travel to VMI on Friday, Oct. 8 and Radford on Sunday Oct. 10. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at VMI and 2 p.m. at Radford.
Coastal (5-6, 1-1 Big South) goes in to the weekend coming off a two game homestand that saw the team go 1-1 with a 1-0 win over Liberty and a loss to High Point by the same score. The Chants currently sit fourth in the Big South Conference standings after the first weekend of conference play with a 1-1 record.
Coastal has been led this season by senior Anna Tupy who is tied sixth in the Big South with three goals on the season. Tupy’s three goals this season has increased her career tally to 13, moving her into a tie for seventh on the Coastal Carolina all-time list.
The Chanticleers have posted shutouts in three of the last five games with the most recent coming in the 1-0 victory over Liberty.
VMI (2-10, 1-1 Big South) is coming off a victory 3-2 over UNC Asheville for their second win of the season and first Big South Conference victory. The Keydets, however, lost their Big South opener in a 2-0 decision to Presbyterian. VMI has allowed 40 goals to this point in the season while only netting five.
The Keydets are lead by Amanda Berrios and Sarah Strand who have combined for four goals and 29 of VMI’s 63 shots this season.
Coastal is 8-0-1 versus the Keydets and holds a 21 goal advantage in the all-time series between the two institutions. The teams played to a 1-1 draw in their last meeting on November 5, 2009, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament. The Chants would ultimately fall to the Keydets 5-3 in penalty kicks.
Radford (8-4, 2-0 Big South), is currently tied atop the Big South with Charleston Southern, will play CSU on Friday before welcoming in the Chants on Sunday. The Highlanders enter this weekend’s games riding a four game win streak outscoring opponents 11-1 during the stretch.
Leading Radford on the season with seven goals is Julie Ruh’e who currently ranks third in the Big South averaging .58 goals per game. Radford has out shot opponents 213-125 thus far and netted 24 goals while only allowing seven.
The Chanticleers hold a 8-3-2 all-time series edge over the Highlanders with a 2-2-1 record at Radford’s Patrick D. Cupp Stadium. The Chants posted a 1-0 shutout victory in the schools last meeting on Oct. 12, 2009.
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